We kicked off our half term with a visit to Cardiff Bay this weekend to see the Lego Safari.
The Lego Safari it is a display of 12 animals made completely out of Lego bricks. It is made by an independent Lego building firm, Bright Bricks and this is the first time it has ever been on display in Wales!
Here are some of the animals we saw:
The animals are on display, behind fenced barriers, free to everyone. The lion is the only one you can get up close to and touch but it was covered in children (understandably) and really hard to get near for a decent photo.
Each animal has a sign displaying it’s name and how many bricks and hours it took to build. My daughter took a notebook with her and enjoyed writing down how many bricks they were made of.
The attention to detail is incredible, the animals look realistic and the colours used are beautiful. Our favourites were the huge elephant, the hyenas and the lion.
The animals are on display until February 25th. It was really busy on Saturday and I imagine it will be throughout half term. Get there early if you want to get decent photos and actually enjoy the safari.
We were all very impressed with the animals, however we felt like a bit more could have been done with it. We were expecting more of an event I think. It would have been nice if there were some stalls, Lego to play with or maybe some of the actual builders there to speak to the children.
The actual viewing of the animals and taking photos only lasted around 20 minutes so we decided to stretch the day out with a boat tour around the bay.
There are loads of boat trips at the bay, we chose the Aquabus tour as it was a bargain price of £10 for a family ticket for a 45min tour, up to Penarth and back. It was a beautiful day and we all really enjoyed the ride. Here are some photos from the boat trip;
Also, this was the first time I had taken my new Canon Bridge camera out for a practice and I’m really happy with the results. Now I just need to learn how to use the other settings rather than just auto!
What are you up to this half term?