Dreamnight at the Zoo was initially started by Rotterdam Zoo in 1996 when they invited children from the cancer ward of their local hospital along with their families to visit the zoo in twilight hours away from the crowds. The project quickly grew with other zoos joining in across Europe, the UK, Canada and America. The mission is to provide an annual, free open evening during June where children are welcomed as VIP guests. The event is exclusively for chronically ill and disabled children, their parents and siblings and is aimed at families who would not normally be able to visit a zoo or attraction.
Last years Dreamnight evening included face painting, Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions and a visit from the crew of Stratford-upon-Avon Fire Station along with their Fire Engine. The evening ended with a picnic tea in the wildflower garden and a delicious cake handmade by Daisyblue Bakehouse featuring the Butterfly Farm’s very own Stumpy the iguana! All the families were given gift bags packed full of gifts donated by local businesses.
To make this years Dreamnight at the Zoo as successful as last years, we are looking for help from local businesses, attractions, cafes, restaurants and individuals to donate items to go into gift bags which will be presented to each family attending to remember their special evening by.
We also need donations from catering companies to help with the picnic tea.
Donations already confirmed for this years Dreamnight are tickets to Everyman Cinema, Warwick Castle and Twycross Zoo as well as a celebration cake from Daisyblue Bakehouse.
If you can help with donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org