july, 2022

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Dear Zoo Summer Holidays

Event Details

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic book Dear Zoo over the summer holidays with a programme of activities at The Postal Museum. Find the animals along the trail while learning about their connections to the post office, or join in one of the arts and crafts sessions. You’ll even have the chance to meet author Rod Campbell.

When: Various dates, 22 July to 31 August

Where: The Postal Museum

Ticket price: Included with museum admission

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More information from organisers:

Go wild this summer holiday with a programme of activities celebrating 40 years of the best-selling book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, in partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books. Some events have limited capacity and will be first come first served.

Dear Zoo trail

Find the animals from Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell hiding in the museum. Along the way, find out fun facts from unusual items sent through the post to animals working for the Post Office. 

Dear Zoo: Storytelling session

Experience the magic of sending and receiving post with a fun-filled storytelling session based on Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. Send letters and unpack special deliveries from the zoo in an interactive, 30-minute session.

Dear Zoo: Meet the Author

Meet Rod Campbell and bring your book for signing. Plus take part in an interactive storytelling session.

Arts and crafts: Magical Menagerie 

Create your own magical menagerie of creatures. Think about where they live, what they eat, how they travel and bring them to life with collaging. 

Arts and crafts: Toucan Make A Difference

Make and decorate your own paper toucan and think about how we can make a difference to the environment. The more ideas you have, the longer the toucan’s tail will get.

Arts and crafts: Animal Suncatchers

Inspired by the animals in Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and animals in the postal service, create your own suncatcher made from recycled materials to take home.

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July 22 (Friday) - August 31 (Wednesday)

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