you won’t be too surprised that my first post contains…well, animals. I’ve been
going to Wales a few times a year since my parents moved out there a few years
back and other than Cardiff – which I will talk about my love for another time
– one of my favourite things I’ve done in South Wales and more specifically
Pembrokeshire, so far is visit Folly Farm. I want to throw some reviews on here of things I do, things I eat and things I use because, well let’s face it, whenever I’m interested in something the first thing I’ll do is try and find a review, before I do it. Hopefully my reviews will be of use to others.
Folly Farm is the best attraction in Wales and that might be me being bias, but it was also voted the best day out in Wales. To top it off, it has also been voted as one of the five top zoos in the UK. There are some pretty awesome zoos in the UK so I think that’s quite an achievement in itself.
rats. I’m an avid rat lover so yes I did get as excited about them as the
bigger animals, but unfortunately as they often are during the day – they were
asleep and hiding. The zoo is a place you almost definitely would have visited
as a child if you ever went on holiday to the area, so you might know of it even if you’ve not visited Pembrokeshire in many years. The penguins are a particularly popular feature, especially with children and you can get a nice close-up view of them. As with a few of the different animals in the zoo, you’re also able to see them being fed at certain times which is pretty cool. You can’t really beat watching a few penguins running round with fish in their mouths.
actually visited the zoo back in September and still hadn’t taken the photos I
took during my time there off of my camera and put them online – or even on my laptop. This kind-of
forced me into doing so. The last time I visited Folly Farm was during the summer holidays in 2016,
but this time it was a few weeks into a new school term so as you would
imagine, it was a hell of a lot quieter. I guess it took away from the
atmosphere a little, but it meant all the animals were more comfortable coming
out because there were so few people around, so we got to see pretty much
find the staff to be the most interactive of people towards the customers. There are two zoos in this
area of Wales – perhaps I’ll write about the other another time – and the staff
at the other were much more talkative and went the extra mile. I do understand as it was a very quiet day and there weren’t many kids to entertain, but the same went for the other zoo. It’s nothing big and it definitely didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the day.
Folly Farm is still my overall favourite place to visit in this area of Wales. I
would go there every day if I could. If you’re visiting this part of Wales, especially as a family then
it’s a must do! There’s something for everyone, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of animals. The zoo has other things to do from
old arcade machines to play areas and fairground rides, you can even milk a goat or take a ride on
their train. Their Ferris wheel is also a popular feature and they run
special events throughout the year.