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London Zoo's BIG summer of fun!

Go in the Summer! 22nd July to the 3rd of September!

Until 3rd September

Suitable for 0-99 years

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Get closer to the wonder of wildlife at London Zoo, with amazing animals in the heart of the city!

Real animals, real experiences and really important conservation stories to share. With over 300 species of animals to meet and thousands more surprising and fascinating facts to be discovered – what are you waiting for? Experience it for yourself.

Get set for heaps of family fun this summer with a whole day packed with wild games, over 14,000 animals, and giant attractions including England’s biggest penguin pool, London’s biggest living rainforest and, of course, big cats.

Don't miss Poo at the Zoo! Running from 25 July - 1 September

Poo at the Zoo is a family-friendly journey of discovery into the fascinating world of wildlife waste!

Visit the unique 'pooseum' and become a poo-ologists for the day, finding out all the vital insights that can be gleaned from a simple number two! Then challenge the whole family to poo-inspired giant games on the lawns or join Poo at the Zoo author Steve Smallman for lead live storytelling sessions on selected dates over the summer. Perfect for curious minds of all ages, Poo at the Zoo promises to be a huge heap of fun!

Only for this summer, prepare to take on London Zoo’s Really Wild Challenge! Throughout the school holidays the Zoo will be filled with a host of favourite family games, all with a really wild twist! Go head-to-head with your ‘troop’ and channel your animal skills to battle it out to find out who takes top spot.

Themed around speed, survival, stealth and ZSL’s conservation work, games include:
Buzz Wire Challenge, Sleeping Tiger, Savannah Scramble, Hook-a-Duck (including prizes)*, Wild Places Spot the Difference, Paws & Claws, Poo-Dunnit?! detective skills, Animal Tail Hoopla, Hurry to the Hive! and Wild Cards. 

Away from the games, London Zoo is full of big experiences, from their playful Humboldt penguins darting around England’s biggest penguin pool (don’t miss the incredible underwater viewing bubble!), to the towering Monkey Valley walkthrough exhibit where you can go in with leaping black and white colobus monkeys. And it’s not just the exhibits: you’ll be blown away by the size of some of their residents including imposing silverback gorilla Kiburi, spectacular big cats in Tiger Territory and Land of the Lions and – the clue’s in the name – Galápagos giant tortoises. Not to mention their beautiful giraffes.

As if all that isn’t BIG enough, kids can also get hands on with vet hospital roleplay^. Find out what it takes to be a ZSL vet in the wild and to help treat the wounds of our model injured lion! Gold members, Fellows and Patrons have priority access to the first vet hospital roleplay session at 10.00am each day – simply swing by the Cassons with your membership card in time on the day!

Or head to the wildlife garden for wildlife crafts including bird feeders and bug hotels.

Plus, all visitors can enjoy a full programme of hundreds of free talks by ZSL experts throughout the summer.

Phew! Now that’s a really BIG day out for all the family.

LittleBird Top Tip

London Zoo's trio of lion cubs names have now been announced! Boys Mali and Syanii and girl Shanti were born here at London Zoo on 13 March 2024 to seven-year-old mum, Arya, and 14-year-old dad Bhanu.

Dates and Prices

22 July to 3 September 

Prices from £20.80

Children under 3 and ZSL members enter free.

^First come, first served admission to roleplay experience. Limited capacity sessions between 10am and midday.

Need to Know

Check out the 'What's On' page for more information on upcoming events at London Zoo!


Plan Your Visit

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