BedBugs accommodation

Guests will sleep in our BUGS house BUGS stands for B.U.G.S! (Biodiversity Underpinning Global Survival) and is the Zoo’s cutting edge biodiversity and Conservation exhibit. It is the main place where invertebrates – animals without backbones – are displayed in the Zoo, including insects, spiders, millipedes and lots of other creepy crawlies! B.U.G.S! is designed to explain what biodiversity - quite simply the variety of life on the planet - is all about, and why we need to conserve it.

The exhibit is quite large and you will be designated a sleeping area in your groups.

Bathroom facilities

There are bathrooms located just outside the BUGS building there are no showers available for this experience.


Please get in touch with our Supporter Services Team either via email or on the phone on 0344 225 1826 to discuss arrangements regarding accessibility. Guests will be sleeping on mats on the floor so please bear this in mind too.


Each sleepover can accomodate a maximum of 60 participants. Children must be aged between 7-11 years old and need to be accompanied by an adult on the experience.

Are any of the bugs loose in the building?

All of our animals in BUGS are safely behind glass so they won't bother you. However, you are ultimately in a bug house so we would not recommend attending the sleepover if you are extremely scared of bugs and insects.

Sleeping in BUGS

Your group will sleep in BUGS, with everyone else attending the sleepover. Please ensure you read the FAQs regarding sleeping arrangements before you book.


Facilities provided

  • Designated sleeping areas in your groups - you will need to bring your own sleeping equipment
  • Luggage storage for the day after your stay
  • Hot drinks available for adults
  • Water available for children - please bring re-usable water bottles
  • Toilet facilities
  • There are no showering facilities available
  • Activity books for the children with pencils
  • Fun games and activities
  • Goody bags for the children
  • T-shirt for the children to take home as a momento!