Compare the meerkat - at the University of Derby!

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Compare the meerkat - at the University of Derby!

Date posted: 29 April 2014

Unofficially the UK's favourite exotic animal - thanks to the TV adverts - the meerkat is one of the main guests at the University of Derby's Family Fun Day this Sunday.

Several of the cute creatures will be on show at the University's Kedleston Road site in Derby, along with other animals and creepy crawlies.

Also involving sports, wacky experiments and prize giveaways, the free Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday, May 4 from 12 noon until 4pm.

A bar, barbecue and live music - headlined by graduate band Joint Honours - will entertain visitors.

Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: "We are very excited to once again open the doors of the University to the local community, showcasing the fantastic facilities on offer and giving everyone who attends the chance to get involved with a whole host of fun activities and challenges.

"Whatever the weather we're expecting a fantastic turnout but we're still keeping our fingers crossed for some sun."

As part of the day, visitors can also bounce around an inflatable assault course with their families and meet Derby County Football Club mascot Rammie and Freddie the Falcon from Derbyshire Cricket Club.

There will also be opportunities to try out archery, art, science experiments and attend an interesting Science of Star Wars talk, in which visitors are welcome to turn up in fancy dress.

For more information about the University of Derby's upcoming Family Fun Day, click here.

For further press information please contact Jamie Oliver, University of Derby Press & PR Officer, on 01332 591187 or email:

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