1st - 31st August 2018

Mr Bloom

We are excited to welcome Mr Bloom from CBeebies with his one man show to Marwell this summer for selected dates*. Why not, pop along and say ‘Ello!’ with CBeebies star Mr Bloom. There’ll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy Nursery songs for tiddlers and parents alike. To sum it up in the words of a famous Aubergine: ‘Let’s sing and dance and have some fun!’  

These shows are included in general admission to the zoo, no need to book tickets separately. However, you may want to turn up early to get a good view.  The show stage is opposite our giraffe house. TOP TIP: bring a picnic blanket to sit on and enjoy the show!

*See Mr Bloom on the following dates:

 4, 5, 11 & 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 & 27 August  

Shows at 1pm and 2.30pm

Recycled Material Sculpture Trail

Join us throughout the holidays for a recycled material sculpture trail around the zoo. Don't forget to pick up your trail from our Info Cabin and you could even win annual membership for a family of four.*

Artist Michelle Reader has been making unique figurative sculptures from household waste and found objects since 1997. These distinctive sculptures draw attention to environmental issues and encourage guests to consider how items they would normally throw away have the potential for creative re-use.  Her sculptures are often representations of the natural world - for example a jaguar made from satellite dishes and remote controls, a bumblebee with a gas mask for a face, or a bird with venetian blind feathers and shelf brackets for a beak.  

Crazy Botanist Dr Chris Anthemum

Throughout summer, young families will also be charmed by a live action puppet show – featuring hilarious Marvellous Marwellous mechanical man-eating plant puppets. Crazy botanist Dr Chris Anthemum will tell the story of his travels to find a rare plant for the zoo’s new Tropical House, which has grown a little more than he bargained for! His show takes place every weekday throughout August.  

Shows at 1pm and 2.30pm 

Events are free with normal zoo admission.

* Sculpture Trail T&Cs: Enter by 05/09/18. Entries will be entered into a prize draw in the gift shop. Entry is free. Competition winner will be notified by email. If no response is received within 7 days, a new winner will be selected. Annual membership is for 2 adults & 2 children. The prize is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Marwell disclaims responsibility for any lost, delayed or damaged entries. Employees of Marwell Wildlife and their immediate families are not eligible to take part.