Bristol Zoo Gardens listings for July
Bristol Zoo Gardens - 31st May 2012
Bristol Zoo have just announced events and activities for July, including an amazing animatronic exhibition of dinosaurs around the zoo, plus an open air production of Henry V.
Every day until Sunday September 2nd 2012
Dinozoo opens at Bristol Zoo Gardens!
Free with Zoo entry
Dinosaurs are making a comeback at Bristol Zoo Gardens this summer.
For three months, 12 huge and incredibly life-like dinosaurs will be placed around the Zoo in an amazing animatronic exhibition.
The new residents will include some of the world's most popular dinosaur species, such as the tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and the long-necked brachiosaurus, all of which will be brought to life using state-of-the-art technology.
Dinozoo will give visitors the chance to get up-close to amazing, moving, roaring, hissing, growling and even water-spraying creatures they've only read about in books or seen in films.
Dinozoo begins on Friday May 25th and is open every day until Sunday September 2nd 2012. Entry is free with normal Zoo admission. To find out more, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or phone 0117 974 7300.
Wednesday 4th July
Silky wave walk
The Avon Gorge is the only English site for the silky wave moth. Spend an evening with Ray Barnett (Bristol and District moth group), Maddy Ivey and Jen Nightingale (Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation) spotting this rare moth and some of the other invertebrates that make the gorge their home.
6.30pm - 8.30pm £4.00
NB: This walk involves steep paths and steps.
Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project at Bristol Zoo on 0117 9030609 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 11th July
Tall tales for little people (Parent and toddler picnic)
Join us for a feast of fun with ambling storyteller Martin Maudsley. After a short walk accompanied by stories of mighty giants, wishing trees and clever birds, we'll have a picnic beside a meadow on the Downs.
10.30am -1.30pm £4.00 per child
This event is aimed at 3 – 5 year olds (with accompanying adults!) and is suitable for pushchairs.
Please bring a picnic. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail email@example.com
Friday 13th July
Visit the Zoo after hours and see its inhabitants as the sun sets.
All the Zoo's animal houses and exhibits will be open, giving visitors the chance to see everything from lions and penguins to monkeys, seals and meerkats.
Throughout the evening there will be an Amazing Animal display, opportunities to meet some smaller creatures up-close and animal talks. Face painting will be available at a small charge and there will also be special appearances from the Zoo's new mascot, Larry the Lemur.
There will also be entertainment from the Cotswold Big Band and refreshments from the Zoo's Coral Cafe and Bath Ales bar.
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or call 0117 974 7300.
Saturday 14th July
Singing in the meadows (Walk)
Join Nicola Ramsden and Helen Adshead for a harmonious stroll through the meadows on the Downs. Discover the wildlife that lives here and learn seasonal songs along the way. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards?
10.30am -12.30pm £4.00
Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 19th July
Shakespeare – Henry V by Illyria
Join Bristol Zoo this summer for an open air production of Henry V. The classic William Shakespeare story of a young king wrestling with his conscience leading a small, weakened army into the battle of Agincourt against the French battalions.
Illyria presents an evening of on stage emotion, music and utter joy for the audience, inspired by those of the medieval touring troupes.
To purchase tickets please visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or call 0117 974 7300.
Thursday 26th July
Let's go fly a kite (Children's holiday event for 8 – 12 year olds)
Join us on a minibeast safari spotting the little creatures living on the Downs. In the afternoon build a kite and fly it in our mini kite festival.
10.00am – 3.30pm £8.50 per child
Children will need to bring their own packed lunch.
At Bristol Zoo Gardens and on the Downs. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail email@example.com