Our initial plan was to go to the Zoo yet we ended up in River Safari instead. It was because we woke up late and by the time all of us were ready for the outing, it was already 10.30am. That’s considered late for us. Usually we would reach the zoo by 10am and only leave about 5pm. Given that we had already wasted half of the day, there’s really no point to visit the Zoo. There’s really quite a lot of things to do there with the kiddos.
After deciding on the change of location, convincing Darian was the next thing to do. Since he was the one who wanted to see the big animals, we didn’t want to disappoint him only at the entrance. Moreover the parks were located side by side, it’s the best for him to agree before moving out.
So we got into the River Safari after 12pm as they was a long queue at the ticketing office. It was our first official visit to the River Safari. The previous time when we went to the River Safari, only the Panda exhibit was ready and opened to the public. Despite the hot weather, we were under the shade most of the time, as the park is mostly sheltered. That’s one of the plus point. Haha 😉
The kids enjoyed their visit at the River Safari. They love watching the animals and fish at all the exhibits and had fun riding the Zoomov kiddy ride too. The only disappointment was that we didn’t get on the river boat ride which has a height requirement. We thought perhaps Darian could at least go for the ride with Papa Yap. Yet he didn’t meet the requirement as well. If not the visit would be complete. Also, we didn’t get to see the oh-so-shy panda Jiajia again.
The River Safari is definitely much smaller than the Zoo but still a interesting place for the kids to see, learn and have fun. We certainly had a splendid afternoon there. 🙂