£15 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult. Additional adults £15)
Minieasts make up approximately 97% of creatures on Earth! The UK is home to 25,000 different species, making these little creatures quite a big deal! Minibeasts don’t have any bones at all. So what do minibeasts have inside them? How do they move and protect themselves? Find out in this fun, educational and interactive animal session led by a ZooLab ranger.
Start with a minibeast hunt adventure in the gardens. Then get close up and personal looking at the minibeasts found and their amazing lives, comparing them to much bigger versions from around the world. Come and join the fun. A great experience for children and adults alike
Meet in the Visitor Centre. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Outside in the gardens and in the Education Room located in the Visitor Centre. please make sure that you wear footware to cover your feet as the bug hunting will be outside in the wildlife garden where vegetation can be overgrown and stinging nettles are present.
Who would like this: Family groups with children aged 4-12 years. Ticket holders only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate buggies and younger siblings due to the nature of the session. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those with an interest in science and animals – also good for inspiring an interest in science.
Hall Place is a Learning Destination for the Children’s University. Members can add this session to their digital passports. Find out more here
What to bring: Please dress for the weather.
What does it involve?: A fun and interactive minibeast hunt and talk delivered by ZooLab. Includes live giant not-so-mini beasts.
We are afraid snacks and drinks aren’t allowed during the session
Please stay with your children at all times and closely supervise them
Be aware of any safety signage, advice and instructions from staff/session leader
Bug Hunt: takes place over uneven, often overgrown ground/grass with stinging nettles present.
Many of the animals eat foods which contain nuts and seeds as well as vegetables and fruit. Please contact us if you suffer from severe air-born allergies before booking as unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a complete allergen free environment
We will provide anti-bac gel for everyone (including staff) to wash their hands in before the session begins, please let us know on the day if this may cause a problem
Please don’t put your hands near your faces or in your mouths until you have washed them properly
You will be asked not to touch the animals unless otherwise stated. The animals prefer those they think of as safe, who are still and quiet
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water afterwards
Please note that animals may nip if you do not follow the guidelines given by staff
Booked online: Please bring your ticket email QR code either on a phone or printed out to the reception for a staff member to scan. You can buy on the day as well if tickets are available, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Accessibility & Facilities: This event is held in the gardens and Education Room in the Visitor Centre. the session in the education room is accessible for wheelchair users. The Bug Hunt takes place in the wildlife garden that has uneven ground/grass and overgrown in places. There is a café and toilets in the Visitor Centre including disabled toilet and baby change. Please follow this link for information on mobility access https://hallplace.org.uk/accessibility/ Please let us know if you are booking a ticket for someone using a wheelchair so that we can advise you which sessions have wheelchair friendly spaces left . This session can get very busy and loud. If you wish to book a large group or SENs group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you .
Tickets must be booked in advance.
For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.
If you need special assistance please let us know in advance by phoning 0203 045 4088 to speak to a member of staff.