Join us for another once-in-a-lifetime experience: a behind-the-scenes overnight sleepover at the Wellington Zoo! Adventure Wellington has booked out the entire zoo for the night of July 6th!
The Wellington Zoo is a magical place after dark and taking part in a sleepover means that we will get to see and experience all sorts of things that the regular visitors don’t.
During our sleepover AWers will get out and about in the Zoo after visitor hours end and discover what happens behind the scenes at the Zoo (accompanied by zoo rangers- we stay in groups to avoid becoming munchies for the animals!) AWers will also get to feed some of the amazing animals, and work on a special enrichment activity to help keep the creatures stimulated and happy.
After all that excitement, we get our own special sleeping quarters. Depending on numbers, we may have two of them: the Archibald Room which overlooks Monkey Island, and the Living Room which is in close quarters to some very cute critters. We will also aim to play some games (the old AW favourite Jenga might make a comeback!) as well as show a movie in the Archibald Room.
The next morning, after being woken by the gibbons and lions, you get to see what happens at the Zoo before the visitors arrive with your adventure ending as they open the doors for visitors at 9.30am
Limit: Maximum 65* (*extended). Our booking is for adults only.
Price: $38 per person (includes $2.75 bank fees)
This includes a light supper and continental breakfast (Please eat dinner before you arrive)
How to reserve your place: RSVPs are now closed
If the event is cancelled or postponed, then you are entitled to a refund. We cannot transfer your payment to future events. We only refund the event fee, not the mentioned banking fee for obvious reasons. To obtain a refund please email the event host immediately after the event is cancelled or postponed. If we haven't received a refund request within 14 days after the event, then the money will be unavailable for refund and will instead be deposited in the AW Spare Funds account, for use which benefit the AW membership. Refunds will be processed within 14 days.
Important info: RSVPs will close for this event at midday on the 1st July and payments are due before this date. If you have RSVPed to the waiting list and have not paid by 12PM on the 1st July- you will be removed from the event. We need to be strict on this as numbers and payment need to be confirmed in advance
There is also a minimum number of attendees required for this event. If we do not have at least 20 people RSVPed by the 1st July, this event will unfortunately either have to be postponed or cancelled
Time period: The sleepover starts at 7pm and ends at 9.30 am Sunday morning
What to bring:
- sleeping bag
- sleeping mat (there is one provided but you may want extra comfort as we will be on the floor)
- warm clothes/PJs
- earplugs (optional)
- bottle of water
- Jenga/other board games
Where we're meeting: Outside the Wellington Zoo's entrance building at 7pm
Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.
NO SHOW POLICY
If you no show or cancel after 7pm the night before this event you will have a 'no show' recorded against your name. No shows can lead to you having to leave the group. Please read our Group Rules.