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Superhero Takeover at London Zoo

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April 2, 2018

On Friday, we were invited to a very special event at London Zoo – the superheroes were taking over!!
These are not your typical superheroes though, although we did spy Spiderman by the entrance of ‘In with the Spiders’ exhibit. Instead, from now until Sunday 15th April, visitors to London Zoo are able to take part in a self-guided Superpowers Trail around the Zoo, discovering real life animals with heroic superskills.
ZSL London Zoo
The kids were given a special comic book as we entered the zoo, packed with fun activities to guide them on this exciting new animal adventure.
Superpowers Booklet
The booklet has interactive activities at each stop, with some questions to answer as you go around the zoo – don’t forget to pick up a pencil from the supplies just inside the entrance!!
London Zoo
We found out why lemurs let off stink bombs……
Lemur London Zoo
how butterflies find their nectar, in a special UV tent……..
UV TENT London Zoo
and discovered how the mysterious axolotl regrows its limbs.
We tried to fade into the background using a tiger’s camouflage and pitted ourselves against one of the world’s strongest species – the leaf cutter ant.
Leafcutter ant - london zoo
As well as the big boards, that the kids loved posing with, there was plenty of information all about animals superpowers throughout the zoo.
Anaconda London Zoo
Once you have completed your book, we headed to Superhero HQ to complete our mission with some super-themed games – could we run around an obstacle course like a Gibbon?
Could we find the best disguise to help camouflage us from predators?
We found out that Zebra use their stripes to confuse their prey.
Zebra London Zoo
Our favourite game had to be ‘Snag-a-Snack, where we turned ourselves into a sticky spiders web and had to catch flies being thrown at us.
Spiders Web
The Super Hero Takeover is included in the entry price to the zoo, so you get to see all your favourite animals too.
Pygmy Hippo
Did you know that ZSL London Zoo has more than 750 different species and 17,480 individual animals – that is an awful lot to see!!
Locusts ZSL London Zoo
Ticket prices at the gate, excluding a voluntary 10% donation, are: Adult £27.04; Child £20.00; Concession £24.36 but I would advise buying online for a £5 per person saving.
Butterfly London zoo
Have you been to London Zoo?

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    April 2, 2018

    Such a fun way to get the children involved with each of the areas. So easy to walk around zoos and glance at the animals before walking over to the next.

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    AnnMarie John

    April 3, 2018

    Now that’s a lot of fun for the whole family, especially for the kids! I love taking the kids to the zoo because they learn to appreciate animals more. I’m sure you guys had an amazing time!

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    April 3, 2018

    This looks like so much fun! Love the photo of Seb and the Lemar x

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    April 3, 2018

    Looks like kids had such an amazing time at the zoo. I know for certain both my kids would have loved heading to the superhero takeover and spend some time learning about the animals there.

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    Mellissa Williams

    April 3, 2018

    This sounds like it was such a fun event – I know my son would have loved it when he was younger!

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    April 3, 2018

    Ha ha the Lemur photo made me giggle. Looks like they had a whale of a time! I think it’s amazing that zoos are thinking outside the box to put on events like this

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    April 3, 2018

    We used to visit London Zoo all the time as kids – over 30 years ago now.
    I must take my Daughter. Looks like a spot of traditional English weather didn’t stop the kids having fun

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    April 3, 2018

    We’ve not been to London Zoo before, this looks like a fun day out. My girls would love it!

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    Sonia Cave

    April 4, 2018

    This is such a fun and interactive way to visit the zoo! I love the comic book idea as it is something they can revisit at home and keep the memories and learning alive.

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    April 4, 2018

    We have never been to London Zoo before. It would be nice to visit it one day. It looks great.

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    April 4, 2018

    That sounds like so much fun! My kids would love all that interactive stuff, what a great way to get them involved while learning something new at the same time.

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    April 5, 2018

    What a great idea and how interactive. It looks like your kids are having the best time. We have never been to London zoo, but next time we are near, we will be popping in.

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    April 5, 2018

    What a fun day out at the zoo. I have a superhero obsessed nephew that would just LOVE this.

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    April 5, 2018

    Looks like you had a fantastic time there. What a great event. My son loves superheros and would have really enjoyed this. Mine loved the butterflies when we went last.

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    April 5, 2018

    We go to Edinburgh Zoo often, but not London, yet. Isla would love this already.

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    April 5, 2018

    This is so interactive and loads to get hands on with to keep them busy and exploring

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    Ami Rose

    April 6, 2018

    Oh my gosh how much fun does this look. They look like they had a fantastic time.
    Ami xxx

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    April 8, 2018

    Interesting place to visit with the kids.

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    Debbie Nicholas

    April 8, 2018

    A zoo and superhero’s! My kids would love this!!

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    April 9, 2018

    The kids seem to have thoroughly enjoyed their day, love the camouflage game!

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