The first day of this half-term holiday we started at the London ZOO. This week they are running some special reading activities for children, and I thought it could be a great day spent outside as well. Luckily the weather was much warmer than in the past previous days, no sign of snow. At the end we managed to see almost all the animals, and walked around for about 3.5 hours ( yes, I know, I am 36 weeks pregnant…). We really loved our visit, and I was nicely surprised that many people go to the ZOO even in this cold season. The activities are there every day, just check out their website for more details and don’t forget to wear some comfy shoes!
London Zoo – Stories at the Zoo Week – Feb Half Term
Inspiring children’s authors around the world since 1828, ZSL London Zoo will be celebrating the art of creating stories and telling them during Stories from the Zoo week.
Every day from 11 to 19 February 2012, visitors to the Zoo can enjoy a host of fun and interactive activities and workshops that are perfect for the whole family. Youngsters can discover how to draw their favourite Zoo animal under expert guidance from award-winning illustrators, while authorsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ top tips on how to write and tell the perfect children’s story will ensure this February half-term is one to remember.
Stories from the Zoo week will also mark the launch of an exciting new collection of children’s books by the Zoo and Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury, which have been written with help from the ZooÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s keepers, conservationists and scientists. These charming ZSL London Zoo books will be brought to life during lively storytelling sessions by animal experts, while children will also have the chance to impersonate their favourite book characters with face-painting and craft-making workshops.