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Visit us today and discover Bloom, a season of special events to celebrate gardens, birds and UK wildlife. Many of the events are free with your zoo ticket and suit all ages and abilities.

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18 - 26

February

Half term events & activities

Join us this half term for our FREE fun wildlife activities as part of our special Bloom events, celebrating gardens, birds and UK wildlife.

1 - 22

February

Mums & Babies Coffee Morning

Whether you're a mum or a mum-to-be we host a coffee morning with a difference!

1 - 19

February

Junior Rangers Training Camp

We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six Sunday training camps to become Junior Rangers. Starts Sunday 15 January.

1 - 3

February

Bloom Story Time

Celebrate National Story Telling Week and join our Zoo Rangers for fun interactive stories in the Jaguar Coffee House. We'll tell tales about animals and wild places that are sure to inspire the imagination - perfect for toddlers and parents alike!

1 - 17

February

Sign up to our FREE Wildlife Champions course

If you work with elders, teenagers or toddlers (or anyone in between) and whatever your knowledge of wildlife we’d love for you join our FREE WILDLIFE CHAMPIONS course!

18 - 20

February

Willow Weaving Workshop

Join our expert weaver in the Dragon's Garden and help us create stunning bird sculptures from willow this half term.

24 - 25

February

Pyka Sound Workshop

Loop it, twist it, groove it! Join us on a secret sound hunt to discover the sounds of birds in the zoo.

Wednesday 8

February

Behind the scenes: Award-winning orchids

Join our Botany and Horticulture team for a tour of our glass houses and discover how we look after our large collection of rare orchids. UPDATE: Sorry, this event is now fully booked.

Wednesday 1

February

Enrichment Day

Join our Keepers and Zoo Rangers for series of FREE talks and learn how we keep our animals fit and healthy (both physically and mentally) using enrichment.

Saturday 18

February

Behind the scenes: Award-winning orchids

Join our Botany and Horticulture team for a tour of our glass houses and discover how we look after our large collection of rare orchids. UPDATE: Sorry, this event is now fully booked.

12 - 26

February

Early Bird Walking Tours

An exclusive Sunday morning, guided walk around the zoo before we open to the public.