Earlier in the week the children and I headed a few miles around the M60 to Sale to take a look at their public art exhibition – the Sale Art Zoo.
The exhibition is in celebration of the founder of Chester Zoo who was originally from Sale. We don’t do zoos and the such as I don’t agree with them (and am sceptical of their claims with regards to conservation) so I didn’t explain to the children what the purpose of the exhibition was but we did have a chat about the animals we spotted.
We collected a map from the library then decided to make our way to the park which looked to be a short walk from the waterside area where we had parked. About halfway there the heavens opened and I am thankful we were stood under trees and therefore had some shelter from the heavy downpour. The rain didn’t look like it was going to ease so after ten minutes or so I decided we would head back to the town centre and see the models there.
Once we reached the centre the rain – had stopped so we spotted the animals there – Miss E liked the penguins the best and Mr D the giant giraffe.
The exhibition was really good and we covered a decent amount of ground hunting out the animals and it was nice to talk about them. I think I will follow this up with asking the children which of the animals they’d like to learn more about and take a look at them in more detail.
We didn’t make it back to the park area as after just over two hours the children were tiring so we headed back to the car and home. We will hopefully head back to see the park animals soon – maybe tomorrow if the weather looks dry.
The exhibition is running until 11 September – more information can be found at the Facebook Page