Dear Zoo at ZSL London Zoo

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Experience your favourite children’s storybook brought to life at ZSL London Zoo!

Book tickets to the Zoo

Celebrating 35 years since the publication of much-loved author Rod Campbell’s classic children's storybook, ZSL London Zoo is hosting an exclusive Dear Zoo experience this Easter!

Between 1 – 17 April, kids of all ages are invited to enter the Dear Zoo story and embark on an interactive trail of the Zoo, collecting stamps, exploring the storytelling hub and learning more about the real life animals from the books.

  • Explore the Dear Zoo hub. Push, pull and press your way through the interactive activities before taking part in lively storytelling sessions
  • Meet the Dear Zoo Live team. Get the whole family involved in the tale and equipped with their activity trail cards
  • Follow the trail through the Zoo. Get up close to the animals from the storybook and take part in fun activities at each stop
  • Collect all the stamps in your activity booklets and claim your Dear Zoo sticker at the end

Dear Zoo inside

Early design concepts; final experience may vary.


The Dear Zoo experience is included in your Zoo ticket at no extra cost. Under 3s go free.

Dear Zoo © Rod Campbell published by Macmillan Children’s Books
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Dear Zoo activity sheets

Keep the kids entertained with these Dear Zoo-themed activity sheets.