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Don't miss out on the fun this winter!

Bristol Zoo Gardens is putting on a real show this winter and has a range of events and activities for the whole family to get involved in! Read on to see what they have planned and make sure you don't miss out...

October

October 10 – The Bristol Dinosaur – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Join Professor Mike Benton’s lecture exploring the history of Bristol’s own dinosaur, whose bones were found in quarries around the Downs in 1834

October 13-14 – Okapi Weekend – Wild Place Project

A special weekend to raise awareness about the threat to the survival of okapis takes place at Wild Place Project

October 21 – Feathered Friends Family Fun – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Hop along to the Downs for some birdy fun with the local RSPB and Avon Gorge and Downs education teams

October 21-29 – Halloween Half Term – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Join in the haunted trails, spooky storytelling, magical mask-making and the daily Halloween Parade during the ‘Day of the Dead’-inspired half term.

October 21-29 – Halloween Spooktacular – Wild Place Project

Meet the Witch of Wild Place Project and explore her home, with bewitching storytelling, spooky activities and magical animals

October 26 – Awesome Owls – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Discover the wonderful world of wild owls with Ian McGuire. Meet a real owl and create your own awesome owl from autumnal materials

October 27-28 – Fright Night – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Fright Night is back by popular demand for an evening of spine-tingling horror. With horror films and scare tours in the zoo – will you survive?

November

November 1 – Flight of the Swans – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Julia Newth will take you on a migratory journey from Europe to Russia exploring conservation of Bewick’s swan

November 14 – Myths, Moths and Butterflies – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Join Matt Brierley to learn the difference between butterflies and moths, which butterfly hisses and what happens if you lick a toxic caterpillar

November 26 – Autumn Bird Identification Walk – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Spend a morning on the Downs with Ed Drewitt, learning to identify resident and migrant birds; perfect for keen birders

November 28 – Living With Spiders – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Learn to get over your phobia by getting up close with spiders – you will join a small and personal group with a relaxed atmosphere

December

December 2-23 – Santa’s Grotto – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Explore the magical grotto and spend some quality time with Santa whilst enjoying the festive lights and amazing animals of Bristol Zoo Gardens

December 11-13 – Christmas Star Party on the Downs – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Wrap up warm for a seasonal night of stargazing; learn how to spot the main winter constellations and enjoy stories and songs with astronomy experts

December 16 – Creating Christmas Wreaths – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Get into the Christmas spirit with this workshop; learn to make fresh, fragrant Christmas wreaths to take home for your front door

 

 

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