All posts tagged: christmas

Gift ideas for a greener Christmas

Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas…   Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit  Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]

*WIN* A Let’s Explore VR Oceans Mega Pack!

Would you like to go on a deep-sea virtual reality adventure? Dive into an immersive world of discovery and swim with sharks, humpback whales, polar bears and other marine wildlife with the Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack. Suitable for ages 7+, the family-friendly educational experience offers a thrilling underwater adventure where users can immerse themselves in […]

Festive gift ideas for pets

From pampered pooches to crafty cats, our festive gift guide is full of ideas to inspire when Christmas shopping for your pets… 🎅   Shark Dog/Cat Bed Ideal for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies weighing under 15lbs, this pet bed can be used as a cosy covered cave to hideaway or folded into a lovely […]

How to help robins with the RSPB

Britain’s favourite bird has long been associated with Christmas, but do you know how the mighty robin became iconic at this time of year? The robin’s association with the festive season is believed to have begun when scarlet-jacketed postmen started delivering Christmas cards during the mid-19th century. The robin redbreast soon became linked to this tradition, […]

Festive gift ideas for young wildlife fans

If your kids are mad about nature, they’ll love our pick of the best gifts and stocking fillers for a really wild Christmas. Browse our favourite games, toys and activities and kick start your festive shopping here… 🎅   Kids Explorer Kit Perfect for exploring nature, spying on wild animals and bird watching. Includes safari vest/hat, binoculars, […]

Animals getting festive at Chessington Zoo

With the countdown to Christmas now officially underway, Chessington World of Adventures has been getting into the festive spirit with treats for some of its 1,000 residents. The Western Lowland gorillas enjoyed a 6ft Christmas tree,  carefully decorated by primate keepers with aubergine snowmen, sweet potato candy canes, leek crackers, butternut squash and swede stars, […]

Join the butterflies for a tropical Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Escape the cold and wet weather over the festive holidays and visit The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm where temperatures are guaranteed to hit 25°C and over. Discover the stunningly beautiful Christmas Butterfly, also known as Papilio Demodocus, which is part of the Swallowtail family. This magnificent butterfly is sourced directly from butterfly farmers of the Kipepeo […]

Festive inspiration from The Natural History Museum

Wildlife fans will love the new Christmas range from The Natural History Museum this year. From tree decorations and books for kids to festive dinosaur jumpers and calendars, browse our pick of the best and kick start your Christmas here… Handmade dodo Christmas decoration Beautiful hand-embroidered gold dodo Christmas decoration, exclusive to the Museum, with a smooth […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

True story inspires cat charity Xmas ad

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity, has released a heart-warming festive animation as part of its 2018 Christmas campaign. Following on from the success of last year’s animation ‘Kozal’s Christmas’, this year’s festive ad takes inspiration from a true story – a tale of the relationship between one girl and her cat. “Genie’s Christmas Wish” […]

Wildlife conservation charity release Xmas gift guide

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas catalogue, with all proceeds from the gift range going directly to help wildlife in need. With something to suit every budget, PTES Christmas gifts include everything from wooden animal key rings and beautifully designed cushions and tea towels, to wildlife guides and original […]

Recycled trees provide perfect treat

Last month, Belfast Zoo made a request for the public to donate natural Christmas trees to be used for animal enrichment. They were overwhelmed with the response when several hundred trees arrived at their gates. The festive trees were immediately put to good use as enrichment, which is used to encourage natural behaviours and to provide […]

A Flight Before Christmas at Longleat

As part of their giant outdoor Festival of Light celebrations, Longleat in Wiltshire are hosting an interactive storytelling experience featuring flying owls. Bringing the festive spirit thrillingly to life for younger visitors, ‘A Flight Before Christmas’ mixes the magic of storytelling with the aerial grace and agility of native species including tawny, barn and eagle […]