Monday 11 December 2017

Animal fans to tour zoo on Segways

Visitors will be able to tour Bristol Zoo after hours on Segways from next month (Bristol Zoo/PA)
Visitors will be able to tour Bristol Zoo after hours on Segways from next month (Bristol Zoo/PA)

A zoo will become the first in the UK to offer Segway tours.

Visitors to Bristol Zoo will be able to explore 12 acres of attractions on the vehicles.

Money raised from the 45-minute tours, which cost £30 per person, will be used to support Bristol Zoo's conservation work around the world.

The tours will take place outside normal opening hours, starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 7.45pm.

A spokeswoman for Bristol Zoo said it was the first time the tours had been offered at a zoo in the UK.

She said: "All tours will be led by an experienced Segway guide, who'll start each session with a warm welcome, an introduction and a short safety briefing.

"Guests will then get to have a practice run before being led over a variety of terrain throughout Bristol Zoo's 12 acres of award-winning gardens where they'll experience the zoo and its inhabitants like never before, including 12 huge and incredibly life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

"Each tour will last 45 minutes and will be conducted in small groups of no more than seven, allowing for a great interactive experience for family and friends alike."

The first tour will take place on July 11, with another planned on July 18.

Press Association

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