Children can get a taste of life behind the scenes of the Zoo in a fun-packed, role-playing experience over the summer holidays - Zoo It Yourself!
To celebrate the opening of our brand new Animal Adventure play zone (open 31 July), which includes a mini climbing wall, Splash Zone, and of course amazing animals, we’re giving junior animal lovers the chance to get a taste of life behind the scenes and get hands-on, exploring what it takes to build a new exhibit.
Running through the summer holidays, from 24 July - 1 September 2019, kids can join the works crew to help build the enclosure by flattening the ground using a ride on digger, drilling, and solving drain pipe connecting puzzles.
Then, when the exhibit has been built, they can join the gardening team to carefully choose the right plants, flowers and herbs to create a perfect natural space for the animals to move into.
And of course once the space is ready it’s time for the animals to arrive! New Zoo recruits will help our veterinary team carry out health checks on soft toy animals to make sure they are fit and well before they move in.
The new animals are now all set to enjoy their new home. But first, little keepers need to prepare their food, do one last clean up and make sure they have plenty of enrichment in place to keep them happy and stimulated.
Zoo It Yourself is recommended for children aged 4-10 years old and is included in the Zoo’s entry price. Sessions will run from 11am - 5pm. There's no need to book a session in advance, simply turn up on the day.