I mentioned in another thread (http://www.zoochat.com/38/west-country-peregrinations-372219/) that I was planning a South England zoo trip when I, hopefully, get back to the UK from Jordan at the end of September. Well this is the draft plan, which is basically 12 zoos in 10 days, and I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on my route, choice of zoos, am I trying to do too much, are any of the zoos very similar, etc. Any advice that might improve my trip would be much appreciated. Tue, 30 Sep - Arrive Heathrow, pick up hire car, drive to Canterbury Wed, 1 Oct - Full day at Howletts Wild Animal Park Thur, 2 Oct – Half day at Wildwood Trust. Drive to Southampton (3 hrs) Fri, 3 Oct - Full day at Marwell Wildlife Sat, 4 Oct – 4 or 5 hours at New Forest Wildlife Park. Drive to Torquay (3 hrs) Sun, 5 Oct - A few hours at Living Coasts and rest of day at Paignton Zoo. Drive to Plymouth (45 min) Mon, 6 Oct - Full day at Dartmoor Zoo Tue, 7 Oct – About 4 hours at Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary and then a couple of hours at Wingz. Drive to Newquay (45 mins) Wed, 8 Oct - Full day at Newquay Zoo Thu, 9 Oct - Most of day at Exmoor Zoo. Drive to Bristol (2+ hrs) Fri, 10 Oct - Spend most of the day at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Drive to Chesham, Bucks to visit my brother I also wanted to visit the Rare Species Conservation Centre when I was in Canterbury but unfortunately during October it’s only open at the weekends, which doesn’t fit in with my schedule.