A bit of fun really and if possible would like to keep this going until the end of the year as I'm sure many of you still have a few visits to go.We are going to have our own awards for our favourite hobby. ideally votes cast should be to zoos we have visited this year ,to each award - one zoo only and no longer than one sentence explaining why. 1.Best Safari Park (Whipsnade is not included) Woburn - quite simply my kids liked it and want to go again! 2.Best small Zoo (less than 3 hours to look around) Shepreth Wildlife Park A little gem hidden in the Herts countryside with a nice mix of species 3. Best Large Zoo Cotswold Wildlife Park First visit this year very impressed allround. 4. best value for money Paradise Wildlife park (Broxbourne) A small to meduim Zoo that you do need the whole or best part of the day for. Ideal starter zoo for the kids. 5.Best Exhibit (single or multiple species) London Zoo - Gorilla Kingdom Just an awesome experience to see these gentle giants up close 6. Most Improved or Pleasantly Surprised Award. Owl and Monkey haven (isle of Wight) Things are on the up new exhibits and very pleasant surroundings 7. Peoples Choice (purely your own favourite ) London Zoo I know it has its critics but for me always has and will be "the"Zoo.