Since reading on Eileen's blog, Life’s Hard, Wine Helps about the children’s petting zoo in the Martello Tower in Clacton, I’ve fancied a visit and I’ve now been a couple of times.
Here are two of the latest arrivals. Gorgeous aren't they?
It’s lovely! All the animals are friendly and cuddly and of course I have a soft spot for the little goats. Thumbs up from me and the kidlets.
I like petting zoos. I love that they give children the chance to meet, feed and pet animals they might not normally see. Most important of all, the animals are all happy - and did I mention friendly?
I’d never met an Alpaca before. They are so very soft. And very smiley. And they liked carrots!
One of my favourite places is Mistley Place Park. It’s not a petting zoo, it’s an animal rescue centre. They have a few dogs, but we only got to see one today. If you time your visit right, you can be there on the big field when the dogs are running about.
Mistley Place Park is in a lovely setting with a lake and a great view across the River Stour. They have a nice cafe too which you can visit without going in to see the animals.
We got through seven bags of food on our visit today.
And of course, there are lots of lovely goats.
I absolutely love goats! But don't tell Indy!