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Really wild weekends at London Wetland Centre this half term

WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, south-west London, will be hosting a couple of action-packed weekends over half term as a variety of fascinating animals visit, courtesy of the Exotic Zoo.

Marvel at meerkats, be amazed by armadillos, see slithering snakes and learn all about lizards and fascinating giant bugs throughout each of the centre’s Really Wild Weekends.

Visitors will also get the chance to meet a flame leg tarantula, find out how meerkats manage to survive in the desert and how snakes have evolved to live in a variety of habitats, including the rainforest, the seas and even your own backyard! Experts from the Exotic Zoo will be on hand to answer any questions and tell more about these extraordinary animals.

A number of additional activities will also be on offer at the Wetland Centre throughout all of May half term, including;

Pond dipping from 10.30am -11am, 12.30pm – 1pm & 3pm – 3.30pm:
Grab a net and see which creatures live in a pond.
Max 30 dippers. Suitable for all ages.

Wild play – Animal homes from 11.15am – 12pm:
Explore how animals survive in the wild and make a home for an animal of your choice.
Max 15 children + accompanying adults. Self-sign up at activities desk. Suitable for ages 2+.

Mini-beast hunt from 12pm – 12.45pm:
Scan the sky, sweep a net through the grass and search under logs to find mini-beasts such as dragonflies, grasshoppers and centipedes.
Max 30 children + accompanying adults. Self-sign up at activities desk. Suitable for ages 4+.

Wild Play- Bees and butterflies from 1pm – 1.45pm:
Play and create to discover why we need bees and butterflies.
Max 15 children + accompanying adults. Self-sign up at activities desk. Suitable for ages 3+.

Reptile walk from 2pm – 2.45pm:
Join in on a walk to discover the reptiles that live at the Wetland Centre.
Max 15 participants in total (children and adults).  Sign up at Admissions. Suitable for ages 5+.

Families can then finish their day with a relaxing stroll around the Centre’s beautiful nature reserve or go wild in the play areas.

Really Wild Weekends at WWT London Wetland Centre run Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 May & Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 June (10am – 4pm). For more information on visiting go to www.wwt.org.uk/london

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