So along with Helen from The Crazy Kitchen and our two girls, we headed to Regent's Park, and armed with torch, sleeping bag and PJs made our way to the BUGS enclosure.
BUGS is home to a collection of species...locusts, dung beetles, leafcutter ants, spiders, rats and cockroaches...and it was our home for the night!
|Getting to know our new neighbours!|
|Kizzy wasn't too impressed by the Tarantula.|
|Hexbug....a safer kind of bug!|
|The girls ready for action!|
|Hello Kitty Sleeping Bag by HGL|
She slept well, meanwhile I was shivering under my pathetically thin sleeping bag with my legs hanging out, battling insomnia! I heard the lions roaring in the distance...that felt really exotic at 3am. However the buzz from the locusts was not as appealing a sound, nor was the humming of the air con!
|My sleeping buddies!|
The Rainforest Life exhibit was amazing. The animals were all very active and curious to see us there so early. The anteater came for a close look. He was so adorable!
We also loved the bats, the naked mole rats and the Emperor Tamarinds with their handlebar moustaches! The free roaming animals made it a really exciting experience. Tamarinds hopped over your head and birds flew freely around the enclosure.
The Penguin Beach Exhibit was a fabulous habitat for the zoo's collection of penguins. The girls particularly loved the glass viewing area which made them feel like they were floating in the penguin pool.
We had a fantastic experience at London Zoo with Hexbugs. Not many of the million visitors that visit the zoo annually, can boast that they have spent the night lying on the floor of the bug house...I feel most honoured!!