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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo

April 29, 2024

The very hungry caterpillar trail at Marwell Zoo

Hold on to your sandwiches! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo.

This summer, Marwell Zoo is proud to be hosting a fun interactive trail inspired by Eric Carle’s bestselling children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 

The trail tells the popular children’s story through a series of supersized 3D installations guaranteed to thrill fans. 

Augmented reality (AR) elements will allow guests to view extra content through a smartphone or tablet making the experience even more immersive.

Guests will be able to follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s many, many footsteps, winding their way through the giant apple, pear archways and plum tunnels! 

Make sure you count 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries and 5 oranges before arriving at a virtual feast of cheese, sausages, cake and sweets.

Then snuggle up safe and warm before turning into a beautiful butterfly with our butterfly wings photo opportunity suitable for all ages.

Marwell Zoo boasts 140 acres of open spaces, more than 140 different species and five adventure play areas as well as cafes, a gift shop and picnic spots.

The zoo is the perfect place for little ones to learn about nature, explore the great outdoors and run off some steam.

Bring a picnic or stop at Café Graze for a feast of your own and take a pit stop at Safari Scoops for waffles and ice cream!

The interactive trail is guaranteed to ignite imaginations and provide lots of photo opportunities, counting practice and creative play.

This trail is designed to be just long enough for little legs but those with energy to spare at the end can enjoy learning about our rare and endangered resident animals around the rest of the park.

Don’t forget our fantastic value family tickets which admit a family of 5 for £85. These tickets must be booked online and groups must consist of a maximum of two adults and a minimum of one child. Travel by bus and your admission ticket will be reduced to £11 per person including donation.