Friday, 21 July 2017

Happy Summer Holidays

Hello to all our lovely blog readers,

How are you all? It's Betty the Guinea Pig here again with a little update from my lovely home here at Gypsy Wood Park. 

Since we opened in March we have been REALLY busy - not only making friends with all our lovely visitors but also still working hard behind the scenes too. We've now finished the cafe (if you haven't been then wow, you really need to go, it is absolutely stunning. And the food is pretty good too. Don't tell the animal carers that I nibbled on a bit of cake..... cake is definitely not healthy Guinea Pig food, and I would be in big trouble if they knew. But it was SO delicious!).

And did you hear about the fantastic award we won? We were abolustely thrilled when the lovely people from Great Days Out told us that we won the Great Days Out Commitment to Excellence Award for 2017. Wahoo! It is lovely to be rewarded for all our hard work and commitment to providing our visitors with a wonderful family day out. Debbie told me she'd like to say a BIG thank you to all our hard-working and dedicated staff for helping to make it all happen. 

So, what else is new here at Gypsy Wood Park? Well, we've got some new animals - our adorable new rats (NAMES?) have been settling in well, and the Russian Dwarf Hamsters have too. If you're visiting us this summer, do pop by and say hello to them, and to me of course - I love to meet new friends :) 

Our new undercover play area is coming along nicely too, it's looking great! We've got a new slide in there from Honey Bee Adventures, and I hear it's amazing! I'm not quite a brave enough little Guinea Pig to try it yet, but watch this space! But some of our little guests are having a great time in the new construction play zone too!

And as you're passing through the shop don't forget to look out for the new Gypsy Wood legend story. We've just had beautifully illustrated copies of this lovely tale back from the printers, and the little book is wonderful. It tells the sad, sad story of a beautiful fairy called Rhiannon, who wants to escape from the evil clutches of her nasty step-father. She runs away and creates a new fairy kingdom in a beautiful woodland, although poor Rhiannon is pining for her mother and sisters who didn't manage to escape. There is a happy ending though - but you'll have to read the story for that (I don't want to spoil it for you!!).

So, I'd better be off for now, I can hear all the staff stomping about in the office behind me. We're all getting ready for the mania of the summer holidays - we love seeing everyone, but it can get tiring for a little old guinea pig like me. So, it's time for my daily nap! 

Thanks for reading lovely people, and do come and see us soon. Have a lovely and very happy summer holidays, whatever you get up to.

Bye for now, squeaks and kisses,
Betty x