To celebrate 100 years of May Gibbs’ cutest little gumnut brothers, Wild Life Sydney Zoo have invited Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for a visit for the duration of Vivid Sydney Festival (until 16th June 2018).
Wild Life Sydney Zoo is the perfect location for this amazing celebration of an iconic Australian story. The Zoo is home to many Australian wildlife from snakes, wallabies, cassowary, and a large crocodile. Each guest is able to wander through certain enclosures to get up and personal to koalas, kangaroos and butterflies, just to name a few. While exploring, we loved the large Snugglepot and Cuddlepie themed frames around the glass viewing platforms. It felt like we were alongside the two mischievous brothers and their friends as they looked into the enclosures.
Once we made it up to the Koala viewing platform, we were delighted to find the story book and colouring-in corner. It gave us the chance to sit down in the cafe to have a quick bite to eat and drink while also sharing in the stories that we grew up with as children. But the definite highlight for all of us (children and adults alike) was the story time with the Wild Life Sydney Zoo staff. We listened to the tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie under the beautiful wild flower arch viewing platform, and were even lucky enough to be introduced to Mr. & Mrs. Lizard (two blue tongue lizards).
Even with the rainy damp weather Sydney had put on for us, we were able to navigate through the Zoo with ease, and managed to enjoy all the wonderful festivities the Zoo had put on for us.