The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Time & Location
Perfect for half term, Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June, kids will be able to take a step into the caterpillar’s miniature world with a series of action-packed activities celebrating the iconic book and its ravenous, wriggly hero.
If you’re looking for things to do in London, look no further! Kids will begin with a storytelling session* from the world’s most famous caterpillar himself in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hub. After that, they will tackle their own caterpillar-inspired challenge – journeying through supersized fruits, assault-course style – to metamorphose into beautiful butterflies; the perfect photo opportunity for you and your family.
You’ll find plenty of real-life butterflies in Butterfly Paradise, where you can learn how to welcome more of these beautiful creatures into your own home, including the chance to make seed bombs for your garden. There are also crafting activities for the whole family, from spinning your own spider webs to creating a bug feast!
A great value day out for the school holidays, The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities are free with Zoo entry:
- Interactive storytelling
- ‘Munch’ through the giant food trail
- Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself!
- Bug-tastic crafts
- Create wildlife-friendly seed bombs for your garden
- Discover other amazing bugs
- Plus see the Zoo’s 19,000 awesome animals!
Special extended fun for pre-schoolers Even better, The Very Hungry Caterpillar isn’t wriggling away straight after the school holidays. From 7 June to 16 July his toddler-friendly trail of giant, climb-through fruits will remain at the Zoo, along with storytelling sessions* designed for younger children – including Eric Carle’s brand new book ‘Wild Animal Hide and Seek’ – and, of course, special weekend appearances by The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
TICKETS ON SALE SOON. ALL TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE IN ADVANCE AT ZSL.ORG. Under 3s and ZSL members go free.