Twycross Zoo Supports Great Big Green Week 2022

Twycross Zoo Great Big Green Weekend

Leading conservation charity Twycross Zoo is supporting Great Big Green Week 2022 this weekend, with a host of special activities highlighting the importance of tackling climate change and protecting nature.

Twycross Zoo’s Great Big Green Weekend will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September. It supports the national community awareness week, which aims to mobilise tens of thousands of people across the UK to celebrate the everyday actions taken to stand up for nature.

To mark the occasion, over the weekend there are a variety of activities at the Zoo.

Great Big Green Week activities have been planned to educate, entertain and inspire action to help protect the planet we call home.

Visitors heading over on Sunday 25 September can enjoy an exclusive performance from the EAGA Gospel Choir. ITV Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, they are returning to the zoo for the second time this year. They are part of an ongoing programme of activity at the zoo, designed to help people appreciate and connect with nature. It also gives the perfect opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals and enjoy the positive mental health benefits that can be obtained from spending time outdoors.

There’s also the chance to Build a Bug Home. You can help create a brand-new sanctuary for creepy crawlies at the Zoo. Bugs such as bees, butterflies and beetles are important pollinators and play a vital role in our ecosystem. They are finding it increasingly difficult to find lasting habitats so Twycross Zoo hopes this permanent fixture will encourage its visitors to make one at home.

For those looking to find out more about greener ways of living, they can visit the Sustainable Doll’s House from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society. They have upcycled a doll’s house into a sustainable home. Visitors can learn about solar panels, wind turbines and recycling bins – all of which can help to make homes more eco-friendly.

Twycross Zoo has also partnered with Genuine Solutions to offer staff and visitors a permanent mobile phone recycling scheme. It is estimated that 51% of UK households have unused electronic devices *. From this weekend, visitors will be invited to hand in their old mobile phones at Twycross Zoo, helping to create a more environmentally conscious culture and reduce our impact on the planet.

Finally, guests of all ages will also have the chance to explore the Zoo’s on-site Nature Reserve across the weekend, which helps to protect and preserve local wildlife by influencing species to thrive in a natural wetland habitat. Visitors can download a special activity sheet here, to help them on their journey through the unique habitat.

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