So if you read part one of our Blue Chip Holiday’s break you’ll of seen just how stunning the lodge was and how amazingly spoilt we felt staying their. Calling it a lodge doesn’t really do it justice, if I am honest it was a little house really – full central heating the lot.
Saturday morning arrived and Maisy, my little early riser thought 4:40am was the best time to get up. I disagreed but the excitement was too much for her so it was a very early start for us.
Luckily we had the great selection of toys and books provided for the girls so they got stuck into those while I curled up under a blanket with coffee trying to remain conscious.
Bit of light reading for Bella first thing.
Once we were all up and ready we headed to Longleat safari park for the day – it isn’t particularly near to where we were staying but we fancied a nice day out, it was about a 45 minute drive there. Now get ready for a ton of photos I took quite a few and really just wanted to share them all but whittled it down.
We headed straight into the adventure park to have a look around and let the girls stretch their legs a little – a few things weren’t open due to the time of year but we still had plenty to look at.
There’s one for the wall – my girls were not keen on having their photo taken at this particular moment.
How excited do I look!
There’s quite a few different places to eat in the park, we opted for the tropical storm cafe where they offer a range of hot and cold foods – panini’s, jacket potatoes, lasagna etc. Was reasonably priced and good sized portions. Lottie was loving the chocolate cake in the photo above.
Feeling refuelled we went to have a look around Longleat house the stunning stately home in the grounds. Entering the building really felt like you had been taken back to the 16th century, it’s beautiful. Full of history and antiques in every room. The children can dress up as you take a tour which is a really lovely touch, gets them feeling excited about it. I do think my girls were a little young to appreciate the house they just wanted to touch things and find the princesses, they would get more out of it in a few years time.
Before heading home we went on the safari which was the highlight of the day seeing the animals so close just going about their day to day business was amazing.
Fancy a rhino sticking his head through the window!
The tigers were my favourite of all they were so playful and cute. I know very deadly and not really cute at all but they do look cuddly don’t they?
Back at the Lodge the girls jumped into the hot tub for a splash about before dinner, they loved the bubbles in there so much they have requested one in our garden for christmas!
It was the perfect end to a great day. Sunday came around all to quickly and it was time to say good-bye to our lovely little lodge.
We had a great weekend and I would highly recommend checking out the wide range of accommodation available at Blue Chip Holidays – perfect for short UK breaks with children.
Thanks for having us Blue Chip I am sure we will be visiting again soon!