Trip to the zoo for the Kids Out gang

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 June 2015

Weston Rotary Club 'Kids Out' trip to Longleat.

Weston Rotary Club 'Kids Out' trip to Longleat.


MORE than 30 children from four primary schools enjoyed a day out at Longleat Safari Park courtesy of Weston Rotary Club.

Kids Out is an annual Rotary event offering schoolchildren the chance to go on a free trip.

Children from Ashcombe, Bournville, Oldmixon and Christ Church primary schools were selected by their teachers to go on the trip.

Pupils are selected either because they come from a disadvantaged background or for an outstanding achievement at school.

The day started with a full English breakfast provided by BHS in the High Street, whose store manager Ash Maggs said: “We’ve supported Kids Out for many years and we’re delighted to do so again as it’s such a worthwhile event.”

The children and their teachers travelled by Bakers Dolphin coach to Longleat where they joined some 900 other children from other similar outings from the Rotary District of Somerset, West Dorset and West Wiltshire.

They toured the safari park where they saw the lions, giraffes and other animals.

The sun shone as they travelled by boat and saw sealions swimming alongside, which caused a lot of excitement.

Rotary Club volunteers then took the 32 children on a train ride through the park.

More from Weston Mercury

A father ‘struggled’ to care for his son without support for 20 weeks after North Somerset Council failed to provide him with adequate information about carer’s assessments.

Read more

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have appointed a new town clerk.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:23

Weston boss Marc McGregor has hailed the performance Tom Llewellyn in the Seagulls’ defeat at Welling United, after the teenage starlet marked his first league start with a stunning goal.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:04

People flocked to Weston on Saturday for a day of alternative therapy, spiritualism and traditional crafts from around the world.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Pupils turned out in droves, sporting yellow ears and eye patches, in support of Children in Need.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:23

A Weston boy, who has been long been hailed as an inspiration to children suffering from bullying, has added another prestigious prize to his collection.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Children as young as 12 have been caught running on the roof of a derelict factory and trespassing in the collapsing building.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:41

A six-year-old has raised more than £500 for a Wraxall charity with a sponsored hair cut.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:44

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from October 4-16.

Read more
In The Dock
Yesterday, 07:00

The Government is set to invest more than £1million to improve pothole problems in Weston and North Somerset.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists