Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Pet Show 2014 Review

We went along on Sunday and it fitted in well as part of our #XVAdventure with Subaru, meeting lots of exotic and interesting animals and watching the boys bravely handling ones with too many legs for my liking!

The Pet Show 2014 was a wonderful day out, I would recommend arriving early, as it’s a full day of activities and excitement.  In the morning it was very busy, but we still managed to get round lots of stalls anyway, you can leave with a surprising number of complimentary little extras, which is a welcome bonus.

Children will be thrilled with all the sweets being dished out, alongside balloons and stickers.  We especially liked the pick your own birdseed stall kindly put on by Honeyfield’s, so now we have two bags of lovely bird food to impress our feathered friends and this cost us nothing at all.  Additionally there were some exclusive Pet Show competitions if you like trying your luck at these things.

Although I would say its worth bringing some money because there are activities that have a charge that your children may pester you to take advantage of, bouncy castles, micro pig grooming and a sweet stall to name a few.  But if you’re skilful and steer past them you can have a remarkable day out for just the cost of your entrance ticket, they even had free horse rides there!

It was a unique and wonderful experience; my boys handled lots of lovely animals (tiny chicks, baby tortoises, creepy looking stick insects!) and enjoyed being impressed in a world of pets.

It was very educational with plenty of information to pick up but it was all presented in a highly appealing way.  As my boys learnt they also had incredible fun.

My youngest was very pleased as he even had the chance to run around a horse obstacle course something he was talking about only the other day!  

On top of all the stalls and activities you also had the shows to watch.  My eldest son actually volunteered to help in the duck herding, so he had the enviably job of releasing the ducks then closing them in again! He enjoyed his responsibility and being part of the show!

If your looking for somewhere to take your children in Warwickshire, make sure you keep an eye out on the Pet Show website next year.  I certainly hope to go again.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like your boys had a great time.