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Adult £23.00 £20.68
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Activities & Education Centre

Due to ongoing maintenance work, the Activities & Education Centre is currently closed. We apologise for any disappointment. We hope to be ready to welcome visitors very soon!

Our large, indoor Education Centre is the ideal spot for younger visitors to discover more about the natural world – and also to let off some steam! The Centre includes a soft play area for young children, puzzles & games, as well as the chance to get hands on with some amazing animal artefacts!

The Centre is also home to a number of reptile, invertebrate and small mammal species  – so don’t miss the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close.


New Guinea Spiny Stick Insect

Eurycantha calcarata

There are around 3,000 species of stick insect found all over the world, outside of Antarctica.



New Guinea spiny stick insects are around 12.5cm in length. Females are bigger than males.



These stick insects are found in the trees and shrubs of humid forests in Papua New Guinea, Australasia.



All stick insects are herbivores feeding on a variety of leaves. Here at the zoo our stick insects feed mainly on bramble leaves.



After mating, one egg is laid by the female each day, which can add up to a thousand in a lifetime! Eggs are laid via the ovipositor, a long thin tube at the end of the body.



The numbers of spiny stick insects have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but they are not believed to be endangered in the wild.

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Brachypelma albopilosum

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Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator

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