It seems that the whole of the UK has gone animal mad. Forget normal events in fields or parks; this summer is all about partying at the zoo. If you fancy dancing it out with the monkeys, or sharing you supper with a lion, here are some upcoming events not to miss:
Zoo Lates at London Zoo:
After hours, every Friday in June and July, the London Zoo becomes adult territory. This event specifically for over-eighteens transforms the venue from the place for a family day out, to a playground where anyone can let out their inner child and get up to some serious mischief. Laugh your socks off at improvised comedy in the aquarium, visit the amphitheatre for a twisted cabaret show, or wander around the zoo to find all sorts of street food and and live performances of acoustic music. Then, when you’ve had enough of seeing animals, head to the silent disco to dance with a whole lot more of them. Book a room in one of our London hotels for the weekend, and the night at the zoo will be the perfect start to it.
WOMAD at Bristol Zoo
On 22nd June, between 6 and 11pm, the animals at Bristol Zoo won’t be the only things originally from faraway lands. WOMAD will bring the best in world music to the zoo for the evening, and promises a great night out. There’ll be two stages with the widest variety of performers on show, workshops for kids, food on sale at the cafe and access to the enclosures of the animals who like to stay up late. Don’t forget to bring some money with you, as there will be all sorts of interesting things to buy at the Global Bazaar, and some excellent ales on sale at the Bath Ales Bar. Reserve your room in one of our Bristol hotels to enjoy the festivities.
BioBlitz at Edinburgh Zoo
On 14th and 15th June, Edinburgh Zoo is proving it doesn’t only care about the animals within its enclosures by hosting a BioBlitz. This event is aimed at exposing the public to the depth and breadth of their local biodiversity and getting them to help survey and monitor it. Find the wildflower area behind LivingLinks to join in activities like mini-beast hunting, pond-dipping, plant and mammal identification and much more. The zoo will also be hosting two other events as part of the BioBlitz. Come to the zoo on the evening of Friday 14th to survey bats, trap moths and watch badgers, or arrive early on Saturday morning to help survey the birds, see the zoo before it opens and get a bacon butty breakfast too. Takethe kids along and stay in one of our Edinburgh hotels to get involved with the whole weekend.