The Bug Parc
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at The Bug Parc review
The Bug Parc is a unique attraction in Norfolk that only opened in May 2022 so everything is brand new. It is the largest all-invertebrate zoo in the UK and in the visitor centres it showcases over 200 different incredible tropical insects, millipedes, spiders and tarantulas and so much more.
My favourite is the ant room which houses a large colony of leaf-cutting ants which walk out of their nest onto lianas tied into the ceiling before walking nearly 30 metres through glass tubes around the walls to get to their feeding station. Seems like hundreds of walking leaves bobbling along in the glass tubes.
Because it was the school holidays we pre-booked into the hourly handling sessions which are a “must do “as you get to handle seven or eight amazing invertebrates from cockroaches to snails, praying mantis to millipedes, such a weird sensation as they walk all over your hand, and you can even try samples of flavoured dried insects to eat if you are brave enough.
The children also had their photos taken with the picture of the scary “attacking” spider on the wall, great to remember the day they bravely held some creepy crawlies.
There were 15 different visitor rooms, all packed with great, informative, colourful wall boards giving you loads of information about the live animals, in the room as well amazing facts about the creatures. It was easy to see most of the animals, and our little ones even had stools provided so that they could get high enough to see in the enclosures on their own, which was great.
The spider room was awesome with some huge tarantulas on show and some scary-looking orb spiders on massive webs. There was even a butterfly museum showing butterflies from around the world and a huge shell and coral collection on show
Finishing off with a coffee whilst the children played in the children’s play area it was a great day out seeing animals, that we had never seen before and holding the tropical animals, was a real highlight of the day.
FAQ and Further Information The Bug Parc
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Largest all-invertebrate zoo in the UK with over 200 different incredible tropical insects, millipedes, spiders and more plus a play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adults £10.95, children 4-17 £8.95 and under 4s are free, . Other pricing options are available.
Is there parking?
There is free, parking.
When are they open?
The Bug Parc is open all year round except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. u003ca href=u0022https://www.bugzuk.com/parc/contact-details/u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003ePlease see their websiteu003c/au003e for up-to-date information.
Only assistance dogs are permitted indoors.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue,