Our Beavers headed to Ashbourne, Co Meath to Tayto Park, a little bit of a journey which the kids decided to cheer along with the chant of “Boring Bus”. The park was anything but boring and we were lucky enough not to have any rain interruptions on the day. The day started with an introduction to our guide for the day (Thanks James!) and a very quick bite amoung some totem poles, followed by a fascinating visit to where they make Taytos – rivers of crisps went by our eyes.. no wonder they keep the visitors behind glass. They showed us their stockroom packed with 22,000,000 bags of crisps, a supply that would keep them about 10 days, impressve stuff! Next we went to see some animals, including a very angry turkey (I don’t think he liked being called “Dinner” by a bunch of Beavers very much). There were albino wallabies, racoons, a skunk, tiny cute little foxes, otters, a father and son pair of spider monkeys, pot belly pigs, emus, goats, meerkats, mountain lions, a pair of critically endangered leopards and a herd of bison (and more than I remember). An Indian chief set the Beavers the task of finding his lost horse, but they didn’t have any luck. Lunch in the lodge was lovely and then it was off to the activities; rock climbing, super sliding, water cannons, bungee trampolining and a buffalo rodeo. After the tickets were spent the Beavers got to run off the last of their energy (HA!) in the playground before boarding the bus for the return journey and their bags of well earned Taytos. Thumbs up all round from the Beavers for a great day in a great Park.