Exciting Easter Events at UK Zoos Near You
Get nose to nose with nature this Easter at a zoo near you. All the big UK zoos have plenty of exciting events on for Easter, and we've got all the info for you right here.
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. As well as visiting the amazing animals at Bristol Zoo, you can enjoy a variety of fun activities this Easter including:
- Egg Discovery Trail - On arrival you will receive 8 different species of egg stickers. Travel around the zoo to find out who lays these eggs and complete your trail card, with some fun facts along the way.
- Guess Who? - Guess the animal eye as you travel around the zoo and learn about how the animal sees the world!
- Easter Craft - Visit our volunteers to take part in eggcellent arts and crafts including Easter egg colouring sheets, pin the fluffy tail on the Easter rabbit and much more. Don't forget to get your face painted as an Easter rabbit too!*
*Craft activities and face painting will incur an additional small charge.
Bristol Zoo Gardens is open every day from 9:00am - 5:30pm. Last entry is 4:30pm.
The brilliant Twycross Zoo is opening its doors for an EGGzooberant Easter, from Sat 30th March to Sun 15th April. You can expect some excited kiddies, as Twycross Zoo are welcoming PJ Masks and Paw Patrol to the Zoo for this Bank Holiday weekend! You’ll be able to meet and take pictures with your favourite characters.
Twycross Zoo has over 500 amazing animals to discover including Giraffes, Meerkats, Humbolt penguins, Snow leopards plus lots more! You may even spot a few new Spring babies around the zoo too! As an extra Easter treat, there will be games and puzzles in a special Easter Trail!
PJ Masks are visiting the Zoo from Fri 30th- Sat 31st March and Paw Patrol are visiting from Sun 1st – Mon 2nd April.
Twycross Zoo is open everyday from 10am-6pm.
For the Easter holidays, Marwell Zoo are inviting you to their GIANT Easter Egg Trail. All you have to do is find the GIANT egg and count the animals for a chance to win four tickets to Marwell’s sunset safari this summer! And for the Easter weekend you’ll be able to meet the Easter bunny in his burrow and he might even give you a chocolatey treat!
Giant Easter Egg Trail: Fri 30th March – Sun 15th April
Meet the Easter bunny: Fri 30th March – Mon 2nd April
Marwell Zoo is open 10am-5pm everyday.
London’s charming Battersea Park Zoo is perfect for your littles ones this Springtime. Come and join their Easter bunny day on Fri 30th March and can take part in special Easter arts and crafts, games, stories and the opportunity to meet some adorable fluffy friends! If you can’t make it down for Easter bunny day, don’t fear, for the whole Easter weekend there will be an Easter egg hunt! – Once you’ve walked round the Zoo and spotted which weird and wonderful creatures are housing some colourful eggs in their exhibit, you’ll be able to receive your prize!
The magnificent Edinburgh Zoo is hosting a special Hatchimal themed Easter Trail, giving families the chance to learn about real animals that lay and hatch eggs while exploring the Zoo – inspired by the UK’s top toy craze. The special Hatch Fest trail around RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is designed to help visitors discover the eggs of a huge range of animals including penguins, flamingos, rhea, insects, owls, snakes and pelicans. In addition to this, Edinburgh Zoo has some amazing species that your kids can marvel at, including the only two giant pandas in the UK AND Europe’s largest outdoor penguin pool, Penguin rock, home to the famous colony!
Hatch Fest is running Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 to Sunday, Apr 15, 2018
Edinburgh Zoo is open everyday from 10am-6pm.
Anyone visiting Edinburgh this Easter would be making a mistake by not visiting Highland Wildlife Park… The reason being, you may spot the most adorable, fluffy and amazing baby polar bear that was born at Highland Wildlife Park this winter. Although mother and cub are still spending a lot of time in and around the den and only spending short spells exploring their outdoor enclosure. To celebrate the Easter holidays, Highland Wildlife Park are holding a special Easter Trail, and the kids can get creative with the colouring stations in Antlers cafe.
Highland Wildlife Park is open 10am-4:30pm every day.
Easter Activities from Fri 30th Mar – Fri 13th April.
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Drusillas Park aren’t letting the chilly weather stop all the fun this Spring! On Easter Sunday there will be 5 golden eggs hidden around the park, each containing a very special prize, there’s a family ticket, free entrance and more goodies up for grabs!
Whilst you’re there, take the kids to see the baby boomers of 2018: twin cotton-top tamarins, two beautiful calves, and a tiny red-footed tortoise. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Making their debut appearance at the Park, Catboy and Owlette from the PJ Masks will be popping in on Wednesday 4th April. Come and see the crime fighting duo as they meet and greet your little heroes in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.
Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am - 6pm with last admission at 5pm.
From Fri 30th Mar to 2nd Apr 2018 head down to Newquay Zoo for an eggstreme Easter trail and win some chocolate-y goodies. As well as an Easter egg hunt, your little ones can get their face painted as their favourite animal; watch the animals enjoy some tasty Easter treats and learn all about them in the daily talks from Newquay Zoo’s keepers.
Newquay Zoo is open from 10am-5pm everyday.
With over two thousand creatures to get close to, indoor and outdoor play areas, the Jungle Express train, keeper talks, animal feeding sessions and six amazing animal habitats, there is plenty for you to explore at Paignton Zoo. And for Easter, come along and join the Really Wild Egg Hunt from Fri 30th Mar to Mon 2nd April! Let your little ones find all the bird eggs hidden around the Zoo to learn more about the nature around you and receive a special Easter treat when you leave!
Paignton Zoo is open everyday from 10am-6pm throughout the Easter holidays.