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.
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.
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!!
We found out why lemurs let off stink bombs……
how butterflies find their nectar, in a special UV tent……..
and discovered how the mysterious axolotl regrows its limbs.
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.
As well as the big boards, that the kids loved posing with, there was plenty of information all about animals superpowers throughout the 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?
Could we find the best disguise to help camouflage us from predators?
We found out that Zebra use their stripes to confuse their prey.
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.
The Super Hero Takeover is included in the entry price to the zoo, so you get to see all your favourite animals too.
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!!
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.
Have you been to London Zoo?