Last night Daisy and I had the absolute pleasure of spending the night at Taronga Zoo. Mrs Woog had 2 spare spots (thanks Mr W and Haz) so it took all of 3.4 seconds to lock in that me and my number one gal would fill them. Daisy had been counting down the weeks, days, hours and with no sign of the dreaded gastro rearing its ugly head, we trotted off to beautiful Mosman on a picture perfect summer December evening.
There was so much to look forward to – lions and tigers and bears – oh my! And for me, a chance to spend some one on one time with Daisy which is very rare indeed. Harps and I spend a WHOLE lot of time together, so it was just such a joy to have a chat, catch up and of course bribe her into still giving me the odd kiss and cuddle.
The camping situation was just how I like it. Barely camping at all! But enough to convince Daisy that this WAS camping. There were beds and linen and champagne! And the most stunning Sydney sunset to watch unfold before us, all while listening to the animals around us….such a magic experience.
We had a few visitors join us for drinks before we headed off for dinner and our night time walks.
After dinner we got to walk around some of the exhibits and check out the animals. We saw tigers having some (baby chick!) after dinner mints. Daisy and Jack were beside themselves…and I must say I was acting as much like a kid as well….I kept saying HOW COOL. We managed to convince the kids that the tour was over early at 10.30 as they were nearly asleep standing up and we all crashed looking out at the best view in the world through the fly screen of our tents.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get prettier we woke to this.
And then got to walk through the zoo…with the place to ourselves! The animals were awake. They were magnificent. And it was an absolute pleasure to see them up close and personal.
I won’t ever forget this little sleepover Daise and I had. The time together. The magic of the animals and the zoo. A perfect little getaway that makes even the oldest person feel like a kid all over again. Thanks for having us Mrs W x
You can find out more about it here.
Have you ever done a sleepover at a zoo before?