On Tuesday I took Ted to Skansen. He really wanted to go, and was so excited! 😄
We wanted to see the new bear cubs, but unfortunately, due to it being an extremely hot day, the cubs were sleeping in the cool of the cave. We returned a second time to see if they had come out, but to no avail – so we’ll have to go back again soon…
Meanwhile, we were lucky to see lots of baby Spring animals (although summer seems to have come early!). We saw piglets, and kids (the goat form!), ducklings and chicks, and even some elk and bison calves.
We also saw very sleepy wolves at a distance, some wild boar, a seal, sleepy reindeer, and some horses. Not to forget the smaller animals such as snakes, rabbits, mice and rats. 😄
Ted loved seeing the animals, and despite the heat and the sleepiness of most of the animals, he kept his positivity, and did not get disappointed. 😊
There are lots of things to look at in Skansen, even the buildings spurred Ted’s curiosity.
Here are some pictures of the trip (not many animal pictures, as they were too busy sleeping!)….
The first Spring babies we saw. Make way for the ducklings….
Next, the story cottage, where you can go in, and tell someone a story – but it was closed when we walked past it..
‘Little Skansen’ is the area for young kids, where we saw smaller animals, and a small play area.
Ted was intrigued by the snakes, and the feely box where you could ‘touch’ the difference between an adder and a grass snake…
Despite not seeing the bears (apart from some fur deep in a cave!), there was plenty to let us know they were there!
That’s Ted’s hat on the bear 😆.
There was a little kids theatre, but today wasn’t our day, and there was something wrong with the sound, so it wasn’t showing. But they did a song session instead, and Ted enjoyed this just as much, and joined in with all the songs and the actions. He loves singing. And it was thirsty work…
We enjoyed the buildings, and did a lot of walking…
Ted also thought that the ants at Skansen were really big!!!
On the way home we took the ancient funiculur railway. Built over a hundred years ago on electric tracks, the carriage moves slowly down the steep bank. Ted was both intrigued about how this worked, and frightened about it going too fast. He trusted me enough to go on it though! 👍😉
A lovely day, with a lovely positive person. 😄