This week, we paid a visit to the newly opened Bugtopia, which is in Hornsea Freeport, in East Yorkshire.
The chief deputy editor (the 12 year old) explains more……..
If your kids love bugs and crawlies, Bugtopia is the place for them! The expert bug handler shares knowledge on the creepy crawlies, while also giving you a chance to answer questions about the mini-beasts. A hands-on experience, lasting around 45 minutes, will ensure you are having a great time, but will also help you learn about the creatures.
With a wide variety of creepy crawlies, there’s something for everyone, whether it’s learning about the defence mechanisms of a millipede, or holding a hairy tarantula, you and your children will be constantly entertained.
Price is currently £3 per person. We didn’t book but we got onto the next talk quite easily – they run every hour or so.
Bugtopia is located in Hornsea Freeport, opposite Neptune’s Kingdom. There are toilets nearby and you can park your pram inside the shop.
Your adventure begins by listening to an audio recording, of a professor in the jungle. Then, you sit down in a room, where the professor’s assistant brings out creepy crawlies, and gives you an informative talk about the animal, how it protects itself, where you would find it etc. Then, after listening to the talk, you have a chance to hold the animal. After handling the animal, the keeper puts the animal away, and swiftly brings out a new one.
Bugtopia is a great place to learn about animals, while also having fun. Overall great way to spend an hour!
Phase two with a creepy-crawlie walk through is opening soon.
For more information on Bugtopia, Hornsea you can follow them on Facebook here