Coming up at Newquay Zoo This Easter

Written by: Michelle Turton

Submitted: 4th March 2007

Newquay Zoo staff are going to be having a cracking time at this year's four day EASTER FETE.

Easter Sunday race

Easter Sunday race

Newquay Zoo Egg Trail

It all kicks off with the Egg Trail which runs from 1st to the 15th April. If you complete the trail you can hand your trail sheet in at the gift shop to enter a prize draw to win lots of Easter goodies. Then on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th the zoo is hosting a four day fete with fun and games for all the family. Plus on Saturday 7th ATLANTIC FM will be hosting their show from the zoo between 10am and 2pm with competitions, interviews and animal encounters. Everyone who visits the zoo on the 7th April before 1.30 pm can enter a prize draw to be 'A Keeper For A Day'. The winner will be drawn live on Atlantic FM at the zoo.

Lorraine Reid event organiser comments "There will be fun and games for all the family. On top of all the animal talks, feeding and encounters there will be a fundraising egg and spoon race featuring the Lion and the Bunny at 1:15pm, tuck shop and plastic duck races at 12:15 and 2:15 pm in the stream which runs through the zoo plus a 'meet the minibeasts' encounter session. For a small extra charge children can join in our Wild Times Art Club where they can make fun masks and creations to take home with them. Ziggy the zoo's zebra mascot will make an appearance at around 3:15pm"

Ickle Pickle swimming

Ickle Pickle swimming

Fun Trails on Offer

We also have some fun trails on offer. People can try their hand at the Egg Trail, the Piskey Trail, the Latino trail or the Scout and Guides trail, something for everyone. Some of Newquay Zoo's penguins are on eggs. People can come and see the newly refurbished penguin enclosure which has been developed in line with their natural habitat along the coastline of Peru and Chile. Newquay Zoo will be holding two special encounter sessions on World Rat Day 4th April so visitors can meet Ruth and Rosie two very friendly rats who meet lots of children throughout the year.

Jo Prendergast Education Officer explains "It is amazing how popular rats are with children. We do get adults that run away but most children really love to meet Ruth and Rosie and the rats really enjoy being out and about meeting people. We take them on school visits around the county so they are well travelled but they are not often on show at the zoo. So we thought it would be nice to run an animal encounter session with them on World Rat Day." The encounter sessions will be at 11:20 am and 2 pm in the afternoon.