Picture Special: Meeting the animals in Aylesbury town centre

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured with the rabbits are Natalie White (10), Lara Hansen (4), Nikita Hansen (7) and Joe Gorman (7)
Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured with the rabbits are Natalie White (10), Lara Hansen (4), Nikita Hansen (7) and Joe Gorman (7)
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Kingsbury and Market Square were transformed into a miniature zoo as part of the latest Aylesbury Thursday event last week.

As part of Zoomungous Thursday, families had a chance to meet 12 different species of animals, while other activities included mask and puppet making and go-karting.

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - the event was very popular with a huge queue

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - the event was very popular with a huge queue

Aylesbury town centre manager Diana Fawcett said: “Our free zoos are a big crowd puller and this one proved to be no exception with visitors having the opportunity to meet 12 species of animal, including meerkats, African pygmy hedgehogs, a royal python, mouse town and an owl who enjoyed having his photo taken with lots of the children.”

The next Aylesbury Thursday event later this week is entitled ‘Thrill-Seeker Thursday’, where children have the chance to jump seven metres onto a giant stunt bag.

The activity is suitable for children aged five and over and is free between 11am and 3pm.

After 3.15pm adults can also take the challenge for £3.

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured with Sabrina the 7 year old Royal Python is Kymberly Newton (8)

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured with Sabrina the 7 year old Royal Python is Kymberly Newton (8)

Other activities on the day include a laser maze and pottery painting.

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured is 9 year old Isla Gurnett with Whopper the 4 year old Bearded Dragon

Zoomungous holiday event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured is 9 year old Isla Gurnett with Whopper the 4 year old Bearded Dragon