On The QT

Edinburgh Zoo

You might already know that last week we spent a little bit of time in Edinburgh and we just had to check out the amazing zoo we had heard all about! It was great to strole around and admire the amazing animals(in fact over 1,000 rare and endangered animals throughout the zoo). As you walk around, you come across lots of activities throughout the day. Some of our favourite activities include the penguin walk and some of the keeper talks which we found very interesting. There is so much to do at the zoo with play areas, sand pits(our little QT’s can pretend to be the meerkats digging in the sand and having lots of fun) and there is even an amazing climbing playground for the older kids.

As we mentioned already, the penguin walk was the one of our favourites. We stumbled upon this and we were wondering why people we all standing at the edge of the paths throughout the penguin area. All waiting for something to happen! But what?! We soon found out it was for the Penguin Walk. The penguins(only the ones that feel like a walk) come out and strole around the path as the spectators mark the pathway for them. We just thought this was amazing and the best part was watching all the little kids with amazement on their faces. They got to experience being only a few feet away from their favourite animal and afterwards they had memories to last a lifetime. It was a great experience for the little kids(our little QT’s) and we have to admit it was also an unbelievable experience for us big kids too! If you cant get over to the zoo anytime soon, you should check out the live Penguin Cam http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/EZPenguinCam.html

THE GIANT PANDAS! Now, this was by far the BEST part of the trip to the zoo. It was extremely hard to get tickets to this unbelievable experience in the zoo but we were lucky enough to have met two wonderful ladies who gave us a present of the tickets(Thank you ladies). Otherwise, we would have missed out on this outstanding opportunity. You can order these tickets in advance of your trip but make sure you do order them a few weeks before you go as they get sold out very quickly. (QT TIP: A little birdie told us that they always keep a few spare to give to early risers to the zoo so if they are sold out, you might be lucky if you get to the zoo first thing to pick up a pair of tickets!!) Yang Guang & Tian Tian arrived in Scotland on December 4, 2011 and have settled into their new home in Edinburgh Zoo nicely! If you are lucky enough to get some tickets, this will be one of the best part of your day as you will get the chance to see these amazing animals up close. Rumour has it there may be a little Giant Panda on the way so keep your eyes peeled for any news within the next few months! Now we know our Irish fans might not get to go to Edinburgh zoo that often so you can actually check out their web cam and try and spot the Giant Pandas for yourself live  at http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/pandacam.html. Last QT TIP: Pre book your tickets and get your panda tickets for no extra charge a few weeks before you visit at https://tickets.edinburghzoo.org.uk/


“We’re are going to the ZOO, ZOO, ZOO….what about YOU, YOU, YOU”





Edinburgh Zoo: http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/

1 Comment

  1. Sounds like a great day out

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