FAMILIES can expect another fun-filled extravaganza later this month as the Superhero Takeover returns to Blair Drummond Safari Park.

Once again Access Parkour, the Edinburgh-based physical performance group, will run, jump and climb their way around the park, alongside a whole host of themed attractions.

The event will see the return of the special Superhero Headquarters where children will learn how to become a real life superhero.

Other activities include a daring laser tag game from Falkirk-based Wee Heroes; interaction with real-life heroes from the emergency services;and the chance to learn all about the super powers of the safari park's animals and insects.

Liz Gunn, the park's marketing manager, said: "The Superhero Takeover is fast becoming our favourite time of year at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

"We love seeing the children interacting with their favourite superheroes and learning about our animals in a totally different way."

Visitors are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled as they make their way around the different areas of the attraction, as a superhero could appear at any minute.

Liz added: "The parkour group was a great hit with our visitors last year, and this year we're excited to expand this entertainment and keep visitors on their toes.

"Their unexpected appearances will definitely make for a memorable day out.

"Our staff don't do things by halves, and they have a reputation for going all out with their superhero costumes, so visitors can expect to be served lunch by Spiderman or encounter an animal-keeper Wonder Woman."

In addition to superhero activities, visitors will also be able to meet striking young Amur tiger, Vitali, who was first seen by the public earlier this year.

Visitors can also expect to see lions, camels, zebras, antelopes and monkeys as they drive through the park's wildlife reserves.

A new catering selection, with a focus on Scottish provenance and a whole range of food and drink options, will also be available.

The Superhero Takeover events will take place daily from 10am-5.30pm around the site and in the new Safari Marquee on May 24-27.

Tickets to the popular tourist destination cost £13.50 for children and seniors, and £16.50 for adults when purchased online and can be booked at blairdrummond.com.

All activities are included in the cost of entry to the park.