Superhero Takeover at London Zoo

On Friday, we were invited to a very special event at London Zoo – the superheroes were taking over!!

These are not your typical superheroes though, although we did spy Spiderman by the entrance of ‘In with the Spiders’ exhibit. Instead, from now until Sunday 15th April, visitors to London Zoo are able to take part in a self-guided Superpowers Trail around the Zoo, discovering real life animals with heroic superskills.

ZSL London Zoo

The kids were given a special comic book as we entered the zoo, packed with fun activities to guide them on this exciting new animal adventure.

Superpowers Booklet

The booklet has interactive activities at each stop, with some questions to answer as you go around the zoo – don’t forget to pick up a pencil from the supplies just inside the entrance!!

London Zoo

We found out why lemurs let off stink bombs……

Lemur London Zoo

how butterflies find their nectar, in a special UV tent……..

UV TENT London Zoo

and discovered how the mysterious axolotl regrows its limbs.

axolotl

We tried to fade into the background using a tiger’s camouflage and pitted ourselves against one of the world’s strongest species – the leaf cutter ant.

Leafcutter ant - london zoo

As well as the big boards, that the kids loved posing with, there was plenty of information all about animals superpowers throughout the zoo.

Anaconda London Zoo

Once you have completed your book, we headed to Superhero HQ to complete our mission with some super-themed games – could we run around an obstacle course like a Gibbon?

Gibbon

Could we find the best disguise to help camouflage us from predators?

Disguise

We found out that Zebra use their stripes to confuse their prey.

Zebra London Zoo

Our favourite game had to be ‘Snag-a-Snack, where we turned ourselves into a sticky spiders web and had to catch flies being thrown at us.

Spiders Web

The Super Hero Takeover is included in the entry price to the zoo, so you get to see all your favourite animals too.

Pygmy Hippo

Did you know that ZSL London Zoo has more than 750 different species and 17,480 individual animals – that is an awful lot to see!!

Locusts ZSL London Zoo

Ticket prices at the gate, excluding a voluntary 10% donation, are: Adult £27.04; Child £20.00; Concession £24.36 but I would advise buying online for a £5 per person saving.

Butterfly London zoo

Have you been to London Zoo?

 

20 thoughts on “Superhero Takeover at London Zoo

  1. Now that’s a lot of fun for the whole family, especially for the kids! I love taking the kids to the zoo because they learn to appreciate animals more. I’m sure you guys had an amazing time!

  2. Looks like kids had such an amazing time at the zoo. I know for certain both my kids would have loved heading to the superhero takeover and spend some time learning about the animals there.

  3. Ha ha the Lemur photo made me giggle. Looks like they had a whale of a time! I think it’s amazing that zoos are thinking outside the box to put on events like this

  4. We used to visit London Zoo all the time as kids – over 30 years ago now.
    I must take my Daughter. Looks like a spot of traditional English weather didn’t stop the kids having fun

  5. This is such a fun and interactive way to visit the zoo! I love the comic book idea as it is something they can revisit at home and keep the memories and learning alive.

  6. That sounds like so much fun! My kids would love all that interactive stuff, what a great way to get them involved while learning something new at the same time.

  7. What a great idea and how interactive. It looks like your kids are having the best time. We have never been to London zoo, but next time we are near, we will be popping in.

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