Over the weekend Sarah told me there was a Christmas market and reduced admission to Yorkshire Wildlife park, so as a last minute effort realising it wasn’t raining Sunday, Adam and I headed out. The rain free day was very short lived, it started raining while we were on our way, but we didn’t give up and I’m glad we didn’t because apparently the animals are quite lively in the rain!
We made a beeline for the giraffes as they are my favourite and I was excited to see they were out roaming around their pen rather than inside their home stuffing their faces.There were a couple Amur leopard cubs born this year, and they are looking pretty grown up now! I don’t think this guy was one of the cubs, but we saw them hanging out on the top of a pole with a little platform. Every time we’ve gone to the wildlife park, the tigers have been hiding away, but this guy was out playing and rubbing on a tree and it was the cutest thing to watch. It reminded me of our own cats. One of the bigger tigers was hanging out on top of a platform with his lunch.
The Christmas market itself was alright, I was a little disappointed as I thought there would be more craft and art stalls, but many of them were the kind of things you could find in any city market in England. However, it was completely worth it as the food stalls were amazing, and the whole shebang, market and entrance to the wildlife park was only £8. Compared to the winter rate of £14.50 (£13.50 online) it was a complete bargain.
I normally let the rain dictate what I do, and don’t like to be doing anything outside when it’s raining, but I’m so glad we bucked up and went anyway because it turned out to be a really nice day out.