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Southwest (UK) Zoo Meetup

Discussion in 'Events & Meetups' started by ThomasNotTom, 14 Oct 2019.

  1. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Are there any ZooChatters from the Southwest that would fancy a meetup at a local zoo? Anyone up for such an event is welcome to suggest zoos that they would like to visit :)

    Personally, weekends are my only option - but this could also be an opportunity for others to discuss a meetup :)
     
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    I'm not in the South West, but if it involves a trip to Exmoor then I may be able to make it down... ;):p
     
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    I can certainly make that work, my friend!
     
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    In that case I may try and make it down before Christmas. :) Obviously I'll give you a bit of a heads up first... :D
     
  5. ThomasNotTom

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    Haha yes, please do! If you can get the train down to somewhere near me, its a fairly straightforward drive! :)
     
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    I would like to, but am working weekends now. I will see what I can do once anything is set in place.
     
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    Depending on when it might be, and the co-operation of trains, I'd like to try and make it! The Southwest has some nice zoos :)
     
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    Let me know if you plan anything, I could also be up for this, but would depend when it was!
     
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    I was thinking of a trip to Exmoor Zoo this coming weekend, or maybe the weekend after if that means more people can join - Would anyone be interested?
     
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    Sadly I can't at this short notice. I was just thinking about it today as well!
     
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    I'm more than happy to delay for a few weeks to accommodate - plenty of other zoos for me to visit ;)
     
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    I'm in the same boat as Funky at the minute, I've got Christmas prezzies to sort out this month but hopefully next month. I'm angling for a night away as part of my Christmas present so I'll PM you once I've got more details. :)
     
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    No problem :) Message me on FB as I'm more likely to see it on there! :cool:
     
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    I am working this weekend unfortunately, so wouldn’t be able to make it. Hopefully will be able to make another date once you choose one?
     
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    So, zoo people of the UK... I'm thinking Exmoor (again), preferably on weekend over the next couple of months? If weekends on a whole are difficult for people, I can always move my shifts around.

    What do the previously interested folks think?
     
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    I'm thinking I'm still interested, and I can do alternate weekends. I'm not sure how I'm going to get to you though... And roughly, when were you thinking? If I'm heading that way I might try and spend a night in Bristol to maximise zoo visiting (and because I love Bristol as a city so why not?) but that would involve saving up for a month or two.
    I'm not familiar with anything in Somerset/North Devon by public transport, I've always got off at Temple Meads or carried on to Torquay/Paignton, so where would be a convenient meet point for you?
     
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    As I'm free every weekend (usually), I can work around other people. In terms of meeting you, it would depend what zoos are on the agenda and what days we'd be doing them aha l.
     
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    How would Taunton work for you if we're going to Exmoor?
     
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    That's great. If I travel home the night before, its on the way to Exmoor for me :)
     
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    Well we'll pencil it in for the end of Feb or middle of March, as it's close to my birthday and may well cut down on my personal expenditure if I can persuade someone I need a train ticket for a present! ;):p
     
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