April 09, 2013, 11:22 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- When Prince Philip, honorary patron of the Zoological Society, opened the new £3.6 million Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo, last month he revealed the biggest investment at the world famous zoo since the Gorilla Kingdom in 2007. For those travelling to London to see the big cats in their new home there's a wide variety of accommodation including cheap hotels in London to make a trip to London more affordable.
London zoo's impressive new tiger enclosure is not the only place welcoming new visitors. With the arrival of spring comes new life at London's city farms and at the west London Wetlands Centre where former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, Tony Juniper, will be giving a talk and signing copies of his book entitled, ‘What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?' on Saturday 20th April at 2pm.
Four baby lambs have just arrived at Mudchute City Farm, one of London 's largest city farms, where visitors can visit the lambs and watch them being bottle fed. An annual highlight at the farm is the Mudchute Dog Show which takes place from 12noon on Saturday 13th April, offering prizes to the dog with the waggiest tail and the dog the judges would most like to take home. Also in Tower Hamlets, Stepney City Farm's new café and farm shop is due to open this April.
In south west London, Deen City Farm in South Wimbledon, one of London's oldest city farms is appealing to the public to help them hold a 35th anniversary celebration planned for this summer. In the meantime, you can meet the farm workers on Saturday 13th April when they'll be taking part in One Spring in Mitcham, an event sponsored by the Mayor of London, taking place from 10am to 5pm in Mitcham town centre with planting activities, bicycle pit-stops and spring themed stalls at Mitcham Market.
If you're looking for something to do with the children during the Easter holidays, London's zoos and city farms provide an excellent family day out and now is a lovely time of year to see all the new arrivals. For full details of all the zoos and city farms in London, go to LondonTown.com where there's more useful information on all events – from beekeeping workshops to yoga classes – which are regularly held at London's city farms.
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