Days: 16th & 17th June
Times: 10am - 4pm
16 Jun – 17 Jun 2018
Special Children’s Day is a unique annual event at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcoming children with special needs and their families and friends. With increased specialist facilities and number of staff, as well as special interactive events and discounted entry, Special Children’s Day is an exciting and exceptional event not to be missed.
All Special Children’s Day activities are free and all Zoo visitors are welcome to join in.
**Tickets will be available in March 2018**
A Very Special Welcome: Pick up your Special Children’s Day planner. There are friendly animal-costumed characters to meet and our staff and volunteers will be at hand to assist you as your fun day gets underway!
Singing Hands: Meet Suzanne & Tracy in person as they introduce you to the amazing world of animals through Makaton themed signs, songs, rhymes, stories and games
Wildlife Gardening: Plant a seed to take back with you and grow at home, or build a mini-beast hotel to attract wildlife into gardens
Sensory Storytelling: Immersive and interactive stories about the natural world
Hands on Habitats: Investigate the natural world with our hands-on activities
LIVE! talks: Our amazing animal talks will be accompanied by British Sign Language interpreters throughout the day
Art Activities: Get creative with our fun family art activities
Hullabazoo indoor play
Charity Hub: charities will be on hand to offer guidance, advise and networking opportunities for families
Chill Out Room: Somewhere to take a break from all the excitement!
Fantastic new Visitor Centre and shop!
Additional friendly staff and volunteers on hand to assist
Additional facilities, including changing hoist
First Aid post with fully qualified staff
Free all day parking in the main ZSL car park (only a short walk from the main Zoo entrance)
Getting to the Zoo
Find out more about disabled access at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
We have a designated special welcome for Special Children’s Day ticket holders, as well as unique events for all, however please note that the Zoo is open as per usual during this day. We are proud that everyone can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a great day out together.
Daytrippers – Proud Partners of Special Children’s Day