13 April 2019

The Big Spring Fling at Blair Drummond Safari Park

If you're looking for something totally roarsome to do with the kids this Easter then head over to Blair Drummond Safari Park for their Big Spring Fling! As well as the usual amazing animals and attractions there's a lovely 3D cinema, magician and puppet show, arts & crafts plus an Easter bunny trail. All of these extras are absolutely FREE! So as you can imagine there's loads to keep the kids busy. We visited as a family just the other day and stayed to the bitter end. And even though we were there all day I feel we still didn't manage to fit everything in there's just so much fab entertainment.

When we arrived at the park we did our usual and drive round the animals first. The sun was shining and the animals were on top form. The rhino was trotting around eating grass and came right up to the car! Quite scary when they get so big. All the different species of deer and cattle animals were milling around nicely and we even caught one of the female lions chasing a cheeky bird. She almost nearly caught it!

Logan had a little shot of driving the car round the animals which he loved. He just sat on his Dad's knee. I remember doing this as a child and loving it, good memories. We then parked the car and headed over to The Big Spring Fling tents next to the BBQ area. It's normally called the marquee and is marked on the guide map. Very easy to find. The 3D cinema was about to start so we headed there first. It was a lovely short film about the Easter bunny, very funny for the kids sense of humour. My two loved it that much we went back later to watch it again.

After that the magician and puppet show was starting so we popped in to see what it was all about. The guy doing the show, Scott Lovat, was brilliant. He was so kind and really good with the kids. My two got really involved and both got picked to help with his acts. They were super thrilled and had so much fun. I'd definitely recommend putting some time aside to see the show. In the same place there is also arts and crafts so children can stay after the show and get stuck in. Also make sure and take part in the Easter bunny trail. There are 5 wooden bunnies dotted around the park with a different letter on each. Collect the letters to make a word and win a little prize from the marquee.

Next up was lunch so we headed to the restaurant to fuel up for the rest of the day. I always find their lunches tasty and that day was no exception. Harlow and I had the macaroni, Logan had steak pie and the husband had a hot dog. All very tasty and we finished every bite, delicious. They still have some fun amusement rides at Blair Drummond Safari Park so the kids and I hopped on a few. Logan loved the dodgems the most and Harlow was thrilled with the mini aeroplanes. One of our other favourite rides was the big slide. The kids must have gone down this at last 7 times each, it meant the hubby and I got a shot and a break too.

We decided we'd have a look around the animals in the park as well. Lemur Land is always great as you get to walk amongst the lemurs. Harlow thought this was brilliant, we even spotted a tiny baby lemur clinging onto it's mummy. Very cute. The sea lion show is always good and walking to meet the meerkats is another favourite. The safari park has a massive play ground as well with tons of different swings, forts and sand pits. We spent a lot of time here letting the kids burn off some energy.

Before long it was time to hit the road and head towards home. We were the last car to drive through the animals so we got to see them getting put to bed for the night. The lions were particularly feisty and the ankole cattle where jumping around excited to get some dinner. We really did have an awesome day and will definitely be back again soon. There's always something new to discover at Blair Drummond Safari And Adventure Park.

This was a gifted trip in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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