Pilots on Safari

51 of us set off, in glorious sunshine, from Longcauseway Church to West Midlands Safari Park on Saturday 16th May at 7.45am.

Once we arrived, which was around 11.30am we had time for a picnic lunch then it was back on the coach for the Safari.  This took almost 3 hours but we saw some magnificent animals, including cheetahs, giraffes, elephants and white lions! And all 22 of the children behaved superbly.

 At 3pm we all went to the Treetop Pavillion where we joined in worship with many other pilots and their families and friends. After this we headed for the park, where, once we’d visited the dinosaur exhibition, the pilots could enjoy the rides.

We left the Safari Park at 5.30pm and arrived back in Dewsbury, safe and sound at 9pm.

My favourite part of the whole day was seeing the baby elephant.  The Pilots had a mixture of favourite things, some liked the safari and seeing all the animals, some liked the log flume ride which made them all wet, whilst for others it was the ghost train and hippopotamus ride which gave them the most enjoyment. 

Please see our display in the hall.

West Midlands Safari Park is definitely worth a visit and my only regret is that we didn’t have enough time to experience everything, perhaps we’ll have to go again!

Jo Hartley

Pilots !!!!  on safari 

Pilots, Longcauseway, URC, Dewsbury

Pilots, Longcauseway, URC, Dewsbury 

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