Hi People I am currently writing a piece on how I review zoo's and what I personally find the benefits are of a day at the zoo compared to other days out. I appreciate most people on here are not like me, and they have many different reasons for visiting zoos but I am interested to know what people find makes them visit zoo's in the UK, whether it's good value for money and things like that. I appreciate everyone is different but it would be good to hear different people's viewpoints. It got me thinking the last few days when at a Zoo, what makes me have a better day. I have been to some big collections and whilst the animals are nice to see and in big exhibits, often something seems mission but then like today, I went to a zoo which is no bigger than a sports hall, a zoo which was an indoor collection with 2 rooms, but I found myself spending 2 hours there, interacting with keepers, getting to handle animals, photographing animals up close, and also learning a lot about certain animals I never knew about before. This to me made it a really enjoyable day and was a great 2 hours, but some places 20 times the size, I could spend an hour in and not really enjoy myself. So I would be keen to know, what makes a Zoo a great day out for you, what do you look forward to, do you take in talks, are you keen to talk to keepers and know more about animals (I appreciate some of you are already experienced and knowledgeable in this department anyway). Many thanks to anyone who passes on their thoughts.