One of Norfolk’s leading family attractions - Amazona Zoo – turns ten this year, and we’re ALL invited to the party! Hooray!
The zoo is set within 15 acres beside Norfolk’s beautiful north coast, and has some very exotic residents all the way from South America…
Amazona Zoo is home to over 200 tropical animals, including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, monkeys, snakes, caimans, flamingos, tapirs and Tic-Tac the toucan. The zoo is also committed to helping visitors discover nature and providing education on conservation issues.
So back to the party…
On the 23rd of June, the zoo is going to be hosting a ‘Brazilliant’ party for the whole family! There will be activities on throughout the day, as well as competitions and your chance to win prizes from Broads Tours, Fairhaven Garden, Holkham Hall, Cromer Pier and Roarr Dinosaur Adventure! There will be facepainting, crafts, a find-the-bear trail, and your chance to see the animals with their special Animal Picnics! And as well as all that, there are also some extra-special birthday events on during the day, too…
10.30am – Head to the Yurt to have your picture taken with Paddington Bear
11am – Story Telling in the Yurt
12.00pm – Birthday speech and celebration with Paddington Bear and his very own cake!
12.15pm - Teddy Bear Competition! Children AND adults can bring their teddy to enter into the Teddy Bear Competition. Categories include Best Dressed, Scruffiest and Oldest!
12.30pm – Story Telling in the Yurt
2pm – Have your picture taken with Paddington Bear
2.30pm – Story Telling in the Yurt
3pm – Charity Raffle to raise funds for the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society, Peru (sbc-peru.org). Your chance to win some amazing prizes including a classic Paddington Bear toy!
4pm – Family Quiz in the rainforest café
About the Zoo
There are so many birds and animals that you can see, plus there at least four ‘feed the animal’ events a day, with jaguar and pumas on alternate days!
Who else can we see? Amongst the 200 animals you will find:
- Four species of tarantulas in their Spider House
- South American guinea pigs in the Guinea Pig Village
- Three types of big cats in the Feline Forest – Pumas, Jaguar and Ocelot
- Monkeys and reptiles in the Tropical House
- Chilean Flamingos
- Capybara – the world’s biggest rodent
- Squirrel Monkeys
- Ringtailed Coati & American River Otters
Plus loads more birds, monkeys, and South-American animals!
As well as the wide variety of animals, the zoo also has a well-equipped indoor soft play area for under 12’s, Jungle Tumbles, which has slides, ropes, bridges, tunnels and interactive toys (as well as comfy seating for the parents!). Plus outside is an extensive Rainforest Springs area, where children can play on the two large outdoor jumping pillows!
There is also a wonderful lakeside café, which is open from 10.30am, provides a wide range of hot and cold snacks, meals and drinks. The well-stocked gift shop sells a variety of toys, games, stationery, jewellery, confectionary and books!
And Dads get in for free on Fathers’ Day!
As a special treat for dads, they can get free entry ticket on Father’s Day (Sunday 17th June 2018) to celebrate their special day with their family! #FathersGoFree.
So what are you waiting for? There has never been a better time to visit Amazona Zoo, see their wonderful animals AND raise some money for a very good cause – the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society, Peru.
Admission costs: £11.50 for adults, £10.00 for seniors and £8.50 for children (aged 4-16). Family ticket: £35.00. Season tickets: Adults £27, children £20, senior citizens £22.