Daily Talks & Activities

Our daily talks and activities might be subject to change, so if you're excited to see something in particular please ask at our friendly Information Cabin (just inside the entrance).

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Explorers Trail

Pick up our Explorers Trail from our Info Cabin as you arrive and collect all 9 stamps around the park. Suggested donation of £1. Don't forget your pencil!

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Summer

Join us as we welcome children’s favourite Mr Bloom from CBeebies and our crazy botanist Dr Chris Anthemum for his weekday show. Don’t miss our unique recycled material sculpture trail around the zoo

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Plus all these fantastic daily activities!

11:30am - Giraffe Talk & Feed

Giraffe Enclosure

Life for a giraffe is anything but dull!  Join us to find out what life is like for giraffe on the African savannah, and why they need to learn life's lessons quickly in order to survive and thrive.

Giraffe talk and feed

12:30pm - Meerkat Talk & Feed

Meerkats - Cafe Graze

Think meerkats are cute and cuddly?  Think again!  They may look adorable but underneath their cute exterior, they often turn out to be nightmare neighbours.

Meerkat group

1:00pm - Crazy Botanist Dr Chris Anthemum

Opposite the giraffe house

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! 

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Dr Chris Anthemum

2:30pm - Keeper in Action - Beaded lizard feed

Cold Blooded Corner at Fur, Feathers & Scales

The beaded lizard eats birds and their eggs, reptile eggs and small mammals. They use their forked tongue to pick up scents and then locate their prey. They are venomous and closely related to the Gila monster, which is also kept at Marwell.  Our keepers would be happy to answer any questions you might have but be sure to arrive early since space is limited!

Beaded lizard

2:30pm - Crazy Botanist Dr Chris Anthemum

Opposite the giraffe house

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! 

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Dr Chris Anthemum

3:30pm - Penguin Talk & Feed

Penguin Cove

Ever the favourites - join our feathered friends at feeding time and see their streamlined body in action as they zoom around their watery world.

Humboldt penguins at Penguin Cove

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