15/01/2018

Bristol Zoo Gardens is looking for budding detectives

There’s an exciting chance for every boy and girl to become Zoo Detectives at Bristol Zoo Gardens this February.

It is a fun Zoodunnit? running from February 10 to 25 and will take children to all four corners of the 12-acre Zoo to try to solve a special half-term mystery.

All through half-term children can come into the Zoo free when accompanied by a paying adult with tickets booked online. 

When they arrive children will each be handed a special Zoo Detective booklet ready for the super-sleuthing to start.

They will have to use their skills to solve a mystery trail narrowing down the suspects as they go around the Zoo solving clues.

Then they can head for a special Detective School in the heart of the 181-year-old Zoo where there will be an interactive area of smells, sounds and textures.

Children will then get a chance to tackle the Codecracker Challenge to work out the missing words in the Zoo Detective’s pledge.

At the end of the Zoo Detective trail every boy and girl will have the chance to make their own detective ID badge which they can take home.

Paul Pritchard, Bristol Zoo’s marketing manager, said: “Our Zoo Detective trail will allow children to become great detectives as they go around the Zoo solving clues.

“We are sure there are lots of budding detectives out there who will want to have a go.”

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the Zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.

 

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