Discover your wild side this Valentine’s with ZSL

Looking for a truly unique experience or gift this Valentine’s? Whether you want to impress a first date, treat the special person in your life or just want to do something new and exciting with your friends, ZSL has got it covered.

From sleeping over in the heart of the animal kingdom to meeting and feeding some of the world’s most loved species, we’ve got experiences and gifts to suit a range of budgets.

Gir Lion Lodge at ZSL London Zoo at night

Special Valentine’s experience at Gir Lion Lodge

Location: ZSL London Zoo

Price: Starting from £390.60

Book a stay at Gir Lion Lodge

Enjoy a romantic night’s stay in the capital's own oasis at ZSL London Zoo as we host three special Valentine's evenings at Gir Lion Lodge this February. Located just metres away from roaring Asiation lions, it might not be quiet, but it will be a Valentine's celebration like no other!

Relax and be entertained as the sun goes down in the company of some of the world’s most fascinating animals; indulge in a delicious two-course dinner with a bottle of champagne, enjoy after-hours tours where you'll learn about the comical courtship antics of the animal kingdom and journey across the Zoo bathed in fairy lights and animal lanterns, all before giving our aardvarks a special Valentine's treat.

Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience

Get up close with amazing animals

Location: ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Price: Starting from £54

Buy a Meet the Animals experience

From the mighty Asian elephant to our bouncing kangaroos, come face to face with some of the most popular animals at the Zoo with our unique Meet the Animals experience. Spend some time admiring their incredible adaptations, learning fascinating facts about your chosen species and feeding them a tasty snack.

Sloth adoption
Adopt a sloth…or one of our other seven species

Price: £25

Adopt an animal

Give your loved one the gift of wildlife this Valentine’s with a ZSL adoption pack. Each adoption comes full of fabulous animal gifts and helps support ZSL’s conservation work worldwide. The recipient will receive an adoption certificate, information about their chosen species, themed notebook and pencil, postcards, as well as stickers, badges and a bookmark!

Presented in a beautiful storybook style gift box you can also accompany an adoption pack with one of our many cuddly toys.

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