Eggciting Easter Activities at Howletts
Fri, 29/03/2013 (All day) to Sun, 14/04/2013 (All day)
Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury, has plenty of things to do for the whole family during the Easter holiday, from fun educational talks and self guided trails, to activities such as building hotels for native bugs and bumblebees or taking part in a game of bingo, helping to identify native insects that can be spotted around the park.
Neil Spooner, Animal Director explained: ‘Throughout the holiday season the Education Centre at the park will be open to the public and on Friday 29th to Sunday 14th April between 10.30am and 11.30am visitors can join our Education Team for a native wildlife Q & A session and to make bug hotels or bumbleariums that they can take home, or leave with us, to be used around the park and in the Wildlife Garden.’
Visitors to the park can pick up a free Ranger’s Log Book at the gatehouse and follow the self guided trails to uncover the secret world of bugs and see who they can find hiding in the undergrowth during the insect themed trail. Fun and lively educational animal talks will also be taking place every day and times will be displayed on the information boards around the park.
Neil added: ‘The Easter holidays are perfect for a day out at the park with the family, there’s so much to see including our Amur tiger cubs and northern Chinese leopards in their new open topped enclosures. Howletts is also home to the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the world not to mention the largest herd of African elephants in the UK.’
The wild animal park has also announced that the popular Treetop challenge – an obstacle course set in the trees with rope bridges and zip wires, will be open throughout the holidays as will the Animal Adventure Challenge, designed for younger thrill seekers, highlights include bird nest swings and climbing walls.
For more things to do with the kids this Easter 2013, check out some of our other activities.