A zoo in Colden Common is celebrating after providing 2,000 trips for children over the last seven years.

Since 2017, Marwell Wildlife has worked with Kids Love Nature Kindergarten, located at Marwell Zoo, to give more than 300 three to five-year olds trips to the zoo and the surrounding woodland.

Last week, Marwell’s education team celebrated running its 2,000th such trip during a visit to the woods where they enjoyed the native flora and fauna.

Marwell Wildlife has delivered 2,000 trips over the last seven yearsMarwell Wildlife has delivered 2,000 trips over the last seven years (Image: Marwell Wildlife)

Alex Woodland, Marwell Wildlife nature interpreter, said: "We are really happy to be celebrating hitting the milestone of having run 2,000 trips with the children from Kids Love Nature at Marwell, since our partnership started in 2017.

“Through aiming our learning in the zoo around different exotic animals, and how they interact with their environments, to completing survey sessions helping to monitor the native species that we find in our surrounding countryside, we have helped to inspire a curiosity towards nature and set the foundations for positive relationships with nature to thrive.”

During 2023, children at the nursery spent 602 hours in the park enjoying natural landscapes as part of their learning.