On the last weekend in May – a three-day-long holiday including Whit Monday – children will be in the spotlight at the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park, turning 60 this May, with awesome activities and many new attractions – all in keeping with current public health regulations and the institution’s extra precautionary measures.
On Children’s Day proper, May 31, there will be hourly tours on the institution’s Donkey Carriage, now complemented with music, puppeteers, and stilt walkers from Vojtina Puppet Theatre, who will also perform a puppet show (in Hungarian) both in the morning and afternoon. In addition, local hobbyists will introduce visitors to the secrets of car modeling.
There is no Children’s Day without new amusement park attractions; the new 10D Cinema and Icaros are still available for those into virtual adventures, and beloved pony rides will also make a return. And last but definitely not least, visitors will get to try Apollo-X, now refurbished to deliver the out-of-this-world experience of traveling in outer space.
Due to the current outbreak situation, there will be extra measures for ensuring a safe experience for all: the secondary zoo entrance on Oláh Gábor utca will be made available in order to ease visitor traffic, and visitors are highly encouraged to buy their tickets online for a safer, faster and more convenient entry. Facilities and amusement park rides will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis – a measure already in place since the Zoo and Amusement Park reopened in early May.
All activities will be free for visitors with a Zoo or Amusement Park Pass and, as a Children’s Day special, children under 14 will get a free ride on the Miniature Train.