Beastgate

Date: Thursday 20 February

Time: 11am to 3pm

Take the family on Safari at Eastgate’s free half term event. Fabulous creatures from Africa, Asia and Antarctica are coming to Basildon for a day of animal spotting, education and entertainment.

Children will get to see lots of amazing animal characters up close and learn a bit more about their habitats and the environment. Plus there will be a spot the lot trail and a craft workshop at the event.

Creature Feature’s fabulous mountain gorillas will make three appearances with their explorer friend. Youngsters will learn lots of fun facts about the apes’ habits whilst getting close for a special gorilla cuddle.

The Penguins Abroad will be visiting Basildon on vacation. These elegant eight foot Emperor penguins decked out in Hawaiian shirts are sure to be a hit. The characters combine animatronic costumes, traditional puppetry and witty banter.

Enjoy two wonderful story telling sessions beside Starbucks with a beautiful baby elephant and his friend.

Meet The Ostriches, a pair of fast moving, funny birds that have entertained audiences around the world. Their elegant looking riders are barely in control as they chase after food and peck at anything that takes their fancy.

Children can get creative making animal craft at a free workshop beside clock.

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