Brought the kids to the River Safari recently. Hmm, I don’t doubt that it is a world-class wildlife park, and I am sure aquatic animals enthusiasts will glean a wealth of info from a visit to the River Safari. But for my trio of young kids, it was a tad boring for them… Disclamer: we didn’t go on the boat ride, so we might have missed the more interesting exhibits. (But we did manage to see all the Main Galleries and Special Exhibits as listed on their website!) Anyway, as I mentioned, 3 young kids…guess the vast majority of four-year-olds won’t be able to meet the 1.06m height requirement for the boat ride.
I wasn’t expecting the animal show, we happened to be at Amazon Square at the right time (11am!). I can’t find any info on their website though. I am not sure whether it was because we were there on a weekday, the ‘animal show’ was just a zookeeper with three animals (one at a time – monkey, hedgehog, vulture) and another zookeeper as the emcee. The emcee gave a brief introduction for each animal and that was about it, no ‘performance’. The good thing was the children were able to get up quite close to the animals.
Oh ya, I didn’t take any photos due to the dim lighting. But the Amazon Flooded Forest is truly a WOW! But I think my kids couldn’t really appreciate it, oops.
Another good thing is that the River Safari is largely shaded &/or sheltered, so it was a breeze despite being alone with three kids. The exhibits are planned neatly around a loop – one round brings us right back to the entrance/exit.
However, when we ended our visit after one hour plus, I decided to bring the kids to the Zoo to make them happy!