Okay, maybe that was a bit misleading!
Had a fabulous day out in beautiful Longleat yesterday.
Just wanted to pass on my top tip.
When you arrive, avoid going straight into the safari park. It is so busy in the mornings as that's what everyone seems to do first. You feel obliged to keep moving or end up waiting for ages behind someone who seems to have stopped for no reason.
Instead head for the safari boats in the grounds. The queues for the boats in the afternoons are unbelievable yet it is a real shame to miss the boats as they are great fun.
I suggest going to the safari park at about 4.00 or 4.30.
The last entry is at 5.00, (at least it was yeserday... It may vary so do check). It's a fair drive from the other attractions and not brilliantly sign posted so allow plenty of time to get there. But boy is it worth it at that time!
We were the only ones in the monkey jungle and the cheeky little things flocked to our car.
Also, I think the lions and tigers are fed when the park closes so they're getting pretty hungry by that time. Lots of pacing around and eyeing up the passengers in the cars.
One of my favourite days out!
Oh! And be sure to look out for poor Winky the tortoise in pets corner. Bless her!