Monday, 27 May 2019

Meet the Lego Brickosaurs! at Marwell Zoo Hampshire this half term & throughout the Summer until September 2019

We recently visited Marwell Zoo in Winchester, Hampshire to take a look at the new Lego Brickosaurs! event taking place now through until 1st September 2019. 

The children love going to Marwell. It's not far from us and there are so many animals to see. We went in half term and there were plenty of visitors to the zoo on the day that we visited but the zoo is so well laid out and spacious that it never seems overly busy or crowded. There is also free parking on site and we were directed to a space quickly and easily. There were very minimal queues once we got to the gates and we were in the zoo within minutes.

When we arrived the children were each given an activity sheet that they could use to identify the dinosaurs and tick off each dinosaur when they saw it as we moved around the zoo. It took a specialist team 969 days to and two million Lego bricks to create the full dinosaur experience for us all to enjoy.  

We visited the zoo with friends and each child had a favourite animal that they wanted to see. 

As soon as you walk in the gate there were dinosaurs to see and it gave you a taste of what you would see as you went around the zoo. With animals and dinosaurs to find the children were excited to head off and find them all. 

We followed the zoo map which gives a nice easy path to follow around the zoo and it meant we could take a look at all of thew animals as well as search for the dinosaurs along the way.

The children were desperate to see the sloth again so we headed to the Tropical House after we had lunch. There is plenty of picnic areas and open space to sit and eat lunch as well as the Cafe Graze where you can buy some food too. It was a little rainy on the day we visited so we opted for an indoor picnic in one of the few indoor areas around the zoo. We found one indoor picnic area but for the amount of people visiting the zoo we found it a little small and there was always people hovering around the tables waiting for people to finish eating. There were plenty of outdoor picnic benches but we walked a little way to another indoor picnic areas which was quieter and got a table to eat our lunch. 

The sloth wasn't be as photogenic as he has been on previous visits but they still got to spot him through the trees and also enjoy the butterflies and birds that can also be found in the Tropical House. 

The Brickosaurs Base Camp is located near to Marwell Hall and gardens. This is such a lovely space to walk around. Base camp included huge Lego pits to play in, photo opportunities, Lego Brickshop and much more including a talk from 'Brucy Brick' to find out more about the dinosaurs around the park. Outside Marwell Hall you can also find the largest of the Lego Brickosaurs, the T-Rex. 

The impressive T-Rex model outside Marwell Hall. 

Shortly after taking this photo all the rhinos went outside, it was fantastic sight to see them all walk outside to play! 

This otter was definitely ready for his photograph to be taken, what a cute guy. 

The children thought this looked liked Daddy, Daddy wasn't impressed! 

There is already so much to see and do at Marwell Zoo. With so many animals to spot, play areas to play in and different areas and outdoor spaces to explore that the Brickosaur! event has just added another extra fabulous thing to do on your day out at the zoo. The children really enjoyed it and we always love to go and visit Marwell over and over again. 

The Brickosaurs! event is on until 1st September 2019 and is included in the price of your entrance ticket. All information on ticket prices can be found here on the Marwell Zoo website. 

Disclosure; We were gifted tickets for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.