Join in the ‘Eggstravaganza’ at Birdworld this Easter!
Join the festivities at Birdworld this Easter by taking part in the park’s 50th Anniversary Easter Egg Hunt Trail.
Running from Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April (between 10am – 5pm), children and adults alike can explore the 26-acre park to try and spot 50 ‘eggstra’ special eggs hidden by Birdworld’s Mascot, Percy Penguin. On Weekdays, during this time visitors can also enjoy the opportunity to join in with face painting, Easter-themed crafts or children’s entertainment (running between 11-4pm).
After completing the trail, entries at all levels will be placed into different draws for the chance to win some great prizes, including Birdworld Penguin Feeding Vouchers for over 7’s and cute cuddly toys!
Alongside regular feeding sessions and displays hosted by the keepers throughout the day, there will also be themed information boards around the park with a whole host of ‘eggcellent’ facts to learn about beautiful eggs from birds around the world.
This spring, Birdworld has already completed the initial instalment of several new homes for Citron and Yellow-crested Cockatoos. The new aviaries and its continuing development will aim to raise awareness of the rapid decline of critically endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoos in the wild.
In addition, the park has also initiated the build of important new aviaries for 2018 to highlight the plight of Asian Songbirds. The Silent Forest Aviaries will be supporting the first EAZA Campaign focused primarily on birds to address and reduce the ongoing songbird extinction in Asia. This exciting project is due to be completed in time for the Easter Holidays for visitors to learn all about these amazing birds and the threats that face them in the wild.
Mark Anderson, Park General Manager at Birdworld, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our Easter visitors to what we’re sure will be another great fortnight of fun to start our 50th anniversary year in style. Many of the species here at Birdworld, lay and hatch their eggs in amazing ways and along with the new-borns arriving at the Jenny Wren Farm soon, we’re hoping to prove that there’s more to Easter than just chocolate eggs! With the added construction of our brand-new Silent Forest and Cockatoo Conservation Aviaries too – there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this Easter.”
As one of the largest bird parks in the country, the 26 acres of landscaped park and gardens are home to over 1000 birds and 180 species from around the world. Popular exhibits include The Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament, Flamingo Cove and Seashore Walk. And if that wasn’t enough, the mysterious Underwater World also awaits with its shoal of piranhas and dwarf crocodiles.
Check out the park’s timetable HERE