Castle Quarter have teamed up with BugzUK for their half-term free family event.

Castle Quarter have teamed up with BugzUK for their half-term free family event – Love Bugs on 14th February.

Castle Quarter will host an invertebrate zoo, offering families the opportunity to get up close with some fascinating creepy crawlies and mini beasts. And for those feeling super brave, they can handle and hold the insects.

Love Bugs is a free event, taking place 12pm-4pm on 14th February inside Castle Quarter.

(WARNING: if you’re not keen on spiders, please read on with trepidation!)

Close encounters with creepy crawlies at Castle Quarter’s Love Bugs event.

Get up close and personal with a collection of creepy crawlies as Castle Quarter hosts its Love Bugs event this February half-term.

On Tuesday 14th February, BugzUK will be setting up a temporary invertebrate zoo in the Quarter giving visitors the opportunity to have a close encounter with a whole range of creepy crawlies, minibeasts and insects, including tarantulas and scorpions. Those feeling brave enough can also hold the insects under the expert guidance of the BugzUK team of insect keepers.

It is part of the Quarter’s ongoing programme of free family-friendly events and is suitable for all ages. No booking required, simply turn up on the day.

Gemma Hyde, Marketing & Administration Manager at Castle Quarter says; “If you find insects fascinating, then please join us at our Love Bugs event at Castle Quarter this Valentine’s Day. Taking place on the Tuesday of half-term, it’s free to attend and for all ages. Pocket-friendly entertainment and perfect for children who are curious to learn more about these intriguing creepy crawly creatures. If you love bugs, and want to have a personal encounter with insects, spiders, scorpions, this event is especially for you!”

Martin French owner of BugzUK Parc adds: “We hope that handling some of our amazing tropical creatures at Castle Quarter will make you brave enough to visit our bug parc to see hundreds of unusual creatures.”

The free to attend Love Bugs event takes place 12pm – 4pm on Tuesday 14th February at White Lion Square in Castle Quarter. Find out more at