Switzerland

Exploring La Garenne Zoo

June 9, 2017 • KidsSwitzerlandTravel

i am so behind on posting around here, it’s not even funny. these photos are from one of our trips to our new favorite hangout in switzerland, LA GARENNE ZOO. it is seriously one of the most beautifully designed zoos i have ever seen – with wooden constructions, huts and walkways everywhere, and even the playground is tasteful without too many garish colors. i’m so glad people realize (some) parents appreciate these kinds of things!

but juliet is as big a fan of the place as we are. the zoo only holds animals that are native to our area in switzerland – wolves, owls, goats, wild boars, birds of prey, otters, raccoons, sheep… they all have pretty homes in the middle of a gorgeous nature park, and visitors can even enter some of their cages to get really close. i mostly think this is scary, juliet just enjoys seeking out the animals’ sometimes hidden figures, as they blend so perfectly with their surroundings.

speaking of blending in – i couldn’t help but smile when i noticed how the color of our new BUGABOO BEE5 matched so perfectly with the zoo’s setting. my husband accused me from staging the entire visit just so i could get some nice shots out of it (he should know by now that it’s like a second nature and it just can’t be switched off, amiright you other instagram addicts?)

in any case, besides looking pretty good, our bee5 has also proven to be the perfect companion for little outings like this – flexible, light and practical. after using it for a little over a month now, we’ve noticed juliet likes it even better than our cameleon, and i think it’s because the bee feels more accessible to her. now that she is getting into the habit of wanting to do everything (and i do mean everything – sigh) by herself, it’s nice that she can climb into this stroller and even fasten the seatbelt on her own. luckily she hasn’t the strength yet to click herself free – thank heavens. for now, trapping her and escorting her away from la garenne is the only way we could ever leave this place!

this was our first time out exploring with the BUGABOO BEE5 and our KAOS backpack (but certainly not our last!) • all photos taken at LA GARENNE ZOO by stephanie duval and matthias rabaey

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