Love your Zoo at half term
To celebrate our new attraction Flamingo Cove and the launch of Love your Zoo week we’re going competition crazy and packing the park with exciting additional activities. Love your Zoo week begins today with extra keeper talks, animal appearances and flamingo fun. We have face painting on the safari lawn between 11am and 4pm, Birdworld Bob’s Nest Trail with 36 chances to nab yourself a flamingo grabber toy and the chance to win a flamingo adoption each day, and an information stand on ‘how to become a zoo keeper’ with some friendly critters to meet.
And in addition to all that we have a host of daily activities;
11.00am – 4.00pm – Arts and Crafts Tent on the Safari Lawn – Make some Love Your Zoo themed arts and crafts.
11.00am – Humboldt’s Penguin Feeding – Join our bird keepers who will amaze you with great facts while the penguins themselves dart and dive for their dinner. At the Humboldt Penguins.
11.30am – Great Bustards – Learn about the Great Bustards and what we are doing to help support them in the wild.
11.45am – Pelican Feeding – Watch the keepers feeding the pelicans
12.00pm – Zoo Babies and Eggs – Watch our babies being hand fed, and learn all about our bird’s eggs and how we look after them outside the rearing room – near to outback landing.
12.00pm – Ferret Racing at the Farm – Take part in the race and see if you can beat the Ferrets!
12.15pm – Flamingo Bingo – Have a go at flamingo bingo in the craft tent. The prizes are 2 cuddly flamingo toys per day.
12.30pm – Animal Encounters on the Farm – A chance to get close to some smaller ‘cute and cuddly’ farm animals.
1.00pm – Discovery Theatre Show – This indoor presentation showcases a range of birds allowing them to display their natural behaviour.
2.00pm – Parrots in Flight – Come along and ask the keepers questions about parrots during their feeding round.
2.00pm – Animal Encounters on the Farm – A chance to get close to some smaller ‘cute and cuddly’ farm animals.
2.45pm – Outdoor Flying Display – Be amazed as different birds from all round the world swoop overhead and skim close by in our fantastic outdoor display.
3.30pm – Penguin feeding – Join our bird keepers who will amaze you with great facts while the penguins themselves dart and dive for their dinner. At Penguin Beech.
3.45pm – Hornbills – Watch the birds catching their treats and find out more about these birds from our keepers.
4.00pm – Owl Prowl – Join our bird keepers on their daily round to feed the Owls and Birds of Prey.
4.30pm – Seashore Walk – Join the keepers on their daily feeding round to find out what the birds here like to eat.
Tuesday 26th May:
11.30am – The Farrier will be down on the Farm.
Wednesday 27th May:
11.00am – The Sheep Shearer will be down on the Farm.