19 December 2012

Real Reindeer.


We went to see some real Reindeer at the week-end!

There's a Garden Centre not far from us in Ditchling, East Sussex, where they're now on their third generation of natural breeding. 

Much tinier than you would imagine, plus generally wanting to show you their bums, so I didn't get many decent photos, they exhibit them at this time of year as 'Santa's ones.' I honestly don't know which out of all of us was the most excited.

Actually, I do *cough.*





Not that much bigger than a goat.


 
7yo argued that their names were wrong!
 
 


One of these is Ambrose.





I think it's this one.






This last one is not real, quite obviously, but he is the only one I could get to pose with the children.


Not to mention it's a bargain at £3.00 per person which includes a gift for the kids and a 50% donation to charity.
Thursday -Saturday 10.30 -5.00,  Sunday 10.30 - 4.30.
01273 846844
Garden Pride, Common Lane, Ditchling.

This is not a sponsored post.
http://www.garden-pride.com/

19 comments:

  1. I do love reindeer ones in lapland were amazing. wish I could figure out what to get my daughter who asked for a reindeer for Christmas.

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    1. They've got a stuffed one at the garden centre. You could make an offer? :)

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    2. There are lots of ornamental ones / stuffed ones about and they don't eat you out of house and home or fly away at midnight once a year!

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  2. We saw some in Covent Garden the other week. The kids loved them - the elves there were handing out mossy food stuff to feed the reindeer. They were very gentle and I loved the way they have furry horns.

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  3. Well they'd better get them fattened up - they've got a lot of work to do on Xmas Eve! X.

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  4. They're lovely creatures. I do loving seeing them at any time of year.

    CJ x

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    1. I honestly was more excited than the children. They were more taken with a pretend Father Xmas in a sleigh reading recorded stories!

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  5. They are really beautiful. I'd love to take Z one day when he's older (and If I find some!)

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  6. I think I'd have been more excited than my kids too!

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  7. Lol I have to agree with the 'bum' shots, no matter how many times I try to take photos of animals I only ever seem to get their bum. They are obviously not shy, my bum is the last thing I would want a picture of!! ;)

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    1. You're right. I agree - not about your bum, but one's own, yes?

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  8. I saw some at our garden centre too and was slightly taken aback. Had forgotten they were not mythical beasts like unicorns!

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  9. I love how they have the red harnesses, instead of the noses ;) sounds like it was magical.....for the children xx (The Ana Mum Diary)

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