Category Archives: Places To Visit In The UK

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Hi everyone. After listening to the news, I bet there are a lot of people with mixed feelings about the lockdown slowly easing, or that it will soon be coming to an end if you’re like me and you’re concerned about venturing out, especially when there is still no vaccine available, don’t panic you are not on your own, it affects more people than you know, especially when it as been a few months since you have been outside your house, other than your garden. The best way to deal with your anxieties is to talk to someone. Don’t forget the guidelines that are set, for a reason, follow them and keep safe.

This month is National Zoo and Aquarium Month and the time couldn’t be more perfect to start planning a day trip to the zoos and aquariums as they re-opened this month, or why not make a donation to your favorite.

Why not launch into summer by visiting a zoo or aquarium near you, but make sure you book your ticket online otherwise you will not be allowed inside as they won’t be handling any money for obvious reasons. All around the country they are getting ready for when visitors start coming to the parks and making sure it’s safe for everyone. The parks offer all year long programs regarding wildlife and educational fun for all the children.

What The Zoo and Aquarium Offer:

There are several ways that you can explore your favourite zoos and aquariums.

  • There are around 700 million people that visit zoos and aquariums each year, which makes it the third-largest globally.
  • Did you know that National Zoo and Aquarium Month was first proclaimed in 1982 by President Ronald Regan?
  • Zoos offer passes that can be used at any other aquariums and wildlife parks around the country.
  • Your children will learn all about the vanishing habitat.
  • There are interesting facts for kids on creepy crawlies and other such animals, that they will find very informative.
  • There is an assortment of awesome animals that your children will love to see.
  • They will come away with home learning packs to keep the little rascals busy during school holidays.
  • There are 141 zoos and aquariums around the UK, so I think you have a few places to choose from
  • Teenagers will get to learn all about the rainforest and the endangered animal, as well as the environment that surrounds them.
  • You can check out the rehabilitation program and you can learn about how zoologists and veterinarians help injured animals before returning them back into the wild.
  • Find out which zoos have nurseries? There are several wildlife programs that pair up to create conservative breeding programs to help keep a sustainable population. Why not ask the next time you visit the zoo, to see if they participate in Species Survival Plans.
  • If you want to, you can sponsor one of your favorite animals! There are many programs that offer a way to help support the beautiful wildlife we love so much, especially those that are endangered.
  • On the subject of endangered species, you will get to learn about the reduced population and you will find out which ones are making a comeback.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you all next week!

Leeds Dock!

Leeds Dock (formerly Clarence Dock) is a mixed development that includes not only a retail and leisure presence, but also houses waterside apartments. History: The dock was originally built for boats, transporting goods and commodities from Leeds city centre, using the Leeds and Liverpool canal and the Aire and Calder navigation. The primary use for […]

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Coventry: A City Full Of History

Coventry is a beautiful city to go and visit, with its many shops and museums. It is a place that is both full of culture and history. There is always something to do here, from exhibitions to doing things as a family. there is something for everyone, but one thing is for sure you would never get bored in a place like Coventry.

If you are a museum buff that likes to know the history of places, then this is for you. There are many museums to choose from in Coventry, their is The Coventry  Music Museum, Coventry Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and so much more…

It is most famous for, Lady Godiva riding bare naked through the streets of Coventry at midday. Whom set out on her most famous ride to lower taxes for peasants and townsfolk. She was an 11th-century Anglo Saxon noblewoman, that was married to Leofric. Although she was not born there, her husband Leofric Earl of Mercia was the founder of monasteries in Coventry and Much Wenlock a small town and parish in Shropshire. Leofric may have been powerful but he was an insensitive Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry, that was so unsympathetic to the people of his kingdom, he set his wife a challenge that if she rode through the marketplace bare naked, he would not put up the taxes, and she took her husband at his word, but he did not think she would follow through with it, but he was so wrong. She instantly became a heroine, known for her bravery and heroism and is still talked about today.

Coventry holds a Godiva Festival on Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September It is a free three-day music festival that is held each year in the War Memorial Park. It is an eventful three days, an event that is a must, to put on your calendar.

Fun Facts About Coventry:

  1. It is the 9th largest city in England and 12th largest city in the United Kingdom.
  2. Historically part of Warwickshire.
  3. Coventry Transport Museum has the biggest collection of British made cars, motorcycles and bicycles in the world.
  4. There are numerous languages spoke by children in schools across Coventry… with languages that include Asian languages such as Punjabi, Urdu, and Eastern Europe languages like Romanian, Czech, Russian and Bulgarian.
  5. There are more children starting school with no English as it is not always the first language. Parents are trying more and more to preserve their own heritage. To which they teach their children from birth.
  6. There are two colleges and four universities.
  7. Coventry is home to several Theatres, including a Royal Opera House, Ballet, and Dance.
  8. Author Lee Childs, Poet Philip Larkin, Actors Nigel Hawthorne, and Clive Owen, Actress Lisa Dillon, Jet Pioneer Frank Whittle, and record producer Pete Waterman all have one something in common, they were all born in Coventry.
  9. Famous bands The Primitive and The Specials (The Specials AKA) originated from here.

My Journey to Salford, Manchester

I recently went to Salford in Manchester for the day. We had chosen the perfect day to go and check it out. The sun was shining on us that day quite literally. I had previously driven down to Manchester before, to go to the airport and another time was to do some shopping at the Intu Trafford Centre, and I was so intrigued by Manchester itself that I wanted to see what else it had to offer, so I went to the Quarry in Salford. I was blown away by the sights it had to offer, like being so close to the BBC and ITV studios. I had a lovely walk around the canal itself.  You could see the Old Trafford Stadium from across the canal, and there is a shopping center for doing a bit of shopping or for getting some light refreshments. It is a good place to just get out of the house on a nice sunny day whether it’s by yourself or with your family.