Going to the zoo is a guaranteed fun and memorable day out for all ages, but especially for your little ones. Coming face to face with wild animals such as lions, orangutans and gorillas is an incredible experience and if it’s your child’s first time seeing these wonderful animals it makes your day even more magical!
Nowadays zoos strive to educate their visitors on the animals they inhabit, this is a great opportunity to teach your children about the amazing species of our world and also to teach the importance of conservation. A trip to the zoo is a fun way to allow you and your family to connect with nature and appreciate the wonders of our Planet!
We know that you’ll want to schedule a trip to the zoo this summer, so we’ve got some tips and tricks for you to help make your day as exciting, cheap and enjoyable as possible!
Getting the Most out of Your Day
Picking the Best Zoo Near You!
We’ve done the research for you and have looked at what’s on this summer at some of the top zoos across the UK.#
1- Trentham Monkey Forest (Stoke-On-Trent)
Located in Staffordshire, Trentham Monkey Forest is a beautiful 60-acre woodland with 140 free roaming Barbary macaques and is a completely unique day out.
You’ll spend an unforgettable day wandering through the woodlands and witnessing the monkeys in their natural habitat. Guides are situated throughout the forest to help answer any questions you may have during your trip. There are also hourly feeding talks to find out even more about this amazing species.
Trentham Monkey Forest is offering many exciting activities for you and your family this summer. There is a photography workshop in July and an ‘exotic animals weekend’ in July where you can meet an array of exotic animals including owls, lizards and meerkats!
2- Bristol Zoo Gardens
Set within 12 acres of stunning grounds and award-winning gardens, Bristol Zoo Gardens is an incredible day out with lots to do and see. You will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from all over the world.
Bristol Zoo Gardens also features a new Gorilla Island house! A state of the art gorilla enclosure, boasting impressive features such as a new atrium style glass entrance, allowing guests a 180 degree view of the family of gorillas walking above!
With silent cinemas screenings of Jurassic World, Dinosaur and comedy nights and conservation classes - Bristol Zoo Gardens has the best summer days out lined up!
A day jam-packed with fun, wild activities awaits your family at the magnificent Marwell Zoo in Winchester. This year, Marwell have an amazing summer schedule that you don’t want to miss! Across 140 acres of grounds and gardens, Marwell features 5 adventure playgrounds, road and Rail trains as well as hundreds fascinating animals.
During half term (27th May - 4th June 2017) head off on a wild journey around the zoo collecting stamps of your favourite exotic and endangered animals. Once you’ve found the hidden stamps, fill in the answers and complete your mission – Marwell are giving you the chance to win an annual membership for two adults and two children!
Book to go in the Summer Holidays (26th July - 31st August 2017) and spend time with playful primates in Marwell’s Lemur Walkthrough, new for summer 2017! Explore the environment of these engaging creatures in a new, themed exhibit focusing on the evolution of lemurs. With a beautiful landscaped setting, both indoors and out, the lemurs’ new home promises a truly immersive experience for your family.
Got a trip planned to a Zoo near you? We can’t wait to see your photography skills so don’t forget to share your most impressive animal pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #KidsPassDays
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