All posts tagged: Zoo

Creepy encounters at Whipsnade this Halloween

Boo at the Zoo returns to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half-term holiday with a special family friendly Halloween event celebrating all things spooky. Running from Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October, fearless visitors can step into the Super Natural Neighbours experience to discover more about the weird and wonderful creatures that live on our doorsteps.  Kids […]

A day out at Drusillas Park

We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]

First zoo baby of 2018 for Twycross

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire welcomed their first zoo baby of the year earlier this month  with the arrival of a Kirk’s dik-dik. A first for the zoo, the female dik-dik has been named Pogo Junior. Although still very small, weighing less than 1 kilogram at present, Junior is faring very well in her new surroundings. […]

Big day for Bristol Zoo panda

December 27th was a special day at Bristol Zoo Gardens this year as red panda Lady Hilary celebrated her 10th birthday. Like all red pandas, Lady Hilary loves the cold and especially the snow. Red pandas are adapted for cold weather with fur on the soles of their feet, which helps them to keep warm […]

Cheeky new arrivals for Kirkley Hall Zoo

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens near Newcastle in Northumberland recently welcomed a number of new arrivals to its collection. Three cheeky squirrel monkeys moved to Kirkley from Budapest Zoo and are settling in well. The brothers make a great addition to the Kirkley family and are fascinating to watch – and are  just as fascinated by you!  […]

The Great Brick Safari opens at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire launched The Great Brick Safari  today, an interactive experience featuring over 2 million LEGO bricks. Marwell is the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO brick animals. Over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, have been installed, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature. […]

Camp under the stars at Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are offering nature lovers the chance to sleep under the stars this summer with a brand new wild camping experience. Nature Night Camping offers guests the opportunity to sleepover at the UKs largest zoo alongside its 3500 animals on selected dates during August and September. Campers will be able to […]

Visit Bristol Zoo wildlife at twilight

Bristol Zoo are offering visitors the chance to experience wildlife in the evenings on selected dates throughout the summer as they open their doors for Friday Twilights. The zoo adventure begins at 6.30pm when the last visitors of the day have all gone, continuing throughout the evening until the sun goes down and all becomes […]

Where to take dad for free this weekend

Go wild this weekend and treat your dad to a day out to see wildlife on Father’s Day. What’s more, dads can enjoy completely free entry at all the following attractions;. Visit Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire this weekend and dads get free entry on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June when accompanied by a […]

National zoo photo award winners announced

A national photography competition run by The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced its winners for 2017 at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by The Deep aquarium in Hull. BIAZA, a conservation, education and scientific wildlife charity representing the zoo and aquarium community in the U.K., opens the photography competition […]

Rare painted dogs arrive at Whipsnade

ZSL Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, will welcome a pack of endangered African hunting dogs to the zoo this Easter. The rare wild dog species, also known as painted dogs, will relocate from London Zoo to a huge new exhibit that has been built especially y for them. The pack of five females – sisters named Malindi, BeeBee, […]

Mums go free this weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire will treat mums to free entry this Mother’s Day weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March – when accompanied by another full paying child or adult. In a series of keeper’s talks designed especially for the weekend, visitors will get the chance to learn all about animal mothers and their […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]