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Big bugs on tour

We're being taken over by brilliant big bugs!

Have you ever wondered what tiny little inquisitive insects look like up close? Well now’s your chance, as we're bringing the outdoors indoors with the brilliant big bug tour this September at intu Chapelfield!

What's it all about

12 giant, intricately-designed and delightfully lifelike bugs will be nestled all around the shopping centre from 31 August - 28 September for you to discover. Big and little explores alike can enjoy examining everything from honey-bees and ladybirds to butterflies and grasshoppers and many more curious creatures too, in what's going to be a truly unmissable free family event.

Bug trail tours

Roll up, roll up to join in our free bug trail tours on Saturday 31 August and Saturday 14 September. Tours will depart regularly from our buzzy intu Family Club station on lower ground mall near Boots. Get ready to find out more about our amazing insects, with our knowledgeable (and fun!) tour guides.

Text our bugs

Have you ever spoken to a bug? Well now you can! That's right, you don't need to be Dr Dolittle to chat to our bugs. You can interact with all 12 of our giant bugs by having unique conversations with them over text messages. Click below to find out how you can communicate with our quirky creatures.

Talk to our bugs

Bugs make you happy

New research has revealed that being closer to nature makes you 67% happier, but only one in six children have seen a single brilliant bug in six months! Our exhibition aims to bring adults and children face-to-face with 12 giant British bugs to reconnect people with nature and make them happier.

Read the study

Join the free intu family club

Looking for more family fun at intu Chapelfield? The intu family club is free to join and when you sign up you will receive exclusive offers and discounts, a gift for your little one, a membership pack, a magazine and be the first to know about our exciting family events!

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