Tank Zoo is coming to The Tank Museum

Published: 15/02/2022

Bring your family to Tank Zoo this February Half Term for animal-themed fun, Monday 21st to Sunday 27th February.

Tank Zoo will showcase a range of animal-themed activities for families to engage in together and enjoy learning about over 100 years of history.

Museum visitors will be able to find out about the brave, furry and feathered friends in the Animals at War game, experience Animals in the trenches and take part in colouring and craft activities, trails and talks.

Diamond Faces will be painting faces on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (£2 per face), and courageous children can meet and handle live reptiles and insects with The Ranch on Monday, Saturday and Sunday.

Two young female children pose infront of the Mark IV tank 'B46 Brute'. They are wearing oversized WWI jackets and caps. The tank behind them is elevated slightly with the side gun visible. Sand bags and barbed wire is placed below the tank. A wooden mock up of a horse is positioned on its hind legs infront of the tank.

Jasmine White, Events Manager, said: “We can’t wait to welcome hundreds of families into our specially designed Tank Zoo experience at The Tank Museum through the half-term period. It’s the perfect day out all under one roof.”

Additionally, all visitors will be able to experience the huge range of interactive exhibitions, displaying vehicles from the first prototype tank to the modern Challenger 2. Plus they can see all the vehicles not on public display inside the Vehicle Conservation Centre and put historic tanks against each other in the World of Tanks Gaming Zone.

A colour image of a little girl wearing face paint.

If you want to stay animal themed, we particularly recommend the tortoise racing game in the new World War Two: War Stories exhibition, or checking out Light Art Creative’s projections in the Tank Story Hall.

There is no extra charge for Tank Zoo days and tickets are even cheaper when booked online.

The Tank Museum recommends a 4-5 hour visit to fully enjoy everything going on, and there is a restaurant, café and free parking on site.

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