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Half – Term Activities

ANIMAL EDUCATION CENTRE, East Park, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU

23 - 30 Oct 2021


Family Friendly

Come along to the Animal Education Centre and take part in a variety of crafts and activities during the Half-Term holidays.

Paint your own bat box! You can paint a pre-made bat box which you can then take home and put up to help the local bats have a home for winter. Only £4.50 per bat box.

Paint your own bat decoration! Paint a bat decoration and have it ready in time to put up at home for Halloween. Only £2.50 per decoration.

While you’re waiting for your bat boxes and decorations to dry, why not take part in our spooky bat trail and word search which will be around the Animal Education Centre. Pick up your trail sheet at the zoo grounds entry/exit gate.

And if that isn’t enough, our friends from the Holderness Hedgehog Hospital will be visiting us so you can find out more about how amazing hedgehogs are!

Session Days

Bat box and bat decoration painting (located in the AEC education foyer) –

  • Saturday 23 October to Monday 25 October
  • Wednesday 27 October
  • Friday 29 October to Saturday 30 October
  • Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 October – Holderness Hedgehog Hospital

Please note that sessions are on throughout the day.


Venue Details

East Park,
Holderness Road,

01482 616 635 (Mon-Fri)


Located within East Park, the Animal Education Centre is host to a wide range of different domestic, farm and exotic animals, throughout the year the Animal Education Centre hosts a range of events to engage and educate people of all ages about animals and wider nature topics. The Animal Education Centre have had to make a few changes which are really important to ensure the Animal Education Centre is COVID-19 secure, and keep you, staff and animals safe. Please ensure you book a time slot for your visit.

Opening Times

10:30am - 3:45pm
10:30am - 3:45pm
10:30am - 3:45pm
10:30am - 3:45pm
10:30am - 3:45pm
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10:30am - 3:45pm