Dear Zoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dear Zoo banner

Celebrating 35 years since the publication of much-loved author Rod Campbell’s classic storybook, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is hosting the Dear Zoo experience this May half term!

Between 27 May – 4 June only, a brand new experience is arriving at the Zoo, bringing everyone’s favourite children’s book to life.

Kids of all ages are invited to step into the Dear Zoo story and embark on a trail through the Zoo collecting stamps, exploring the storytelling hub and meeting the real life animals from the book.

  • 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

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.

Experience the noises from Rod Campbell's classic Dear Zoo with our interactive soundboard

This Easter, you can experience Dear Zoo brought to life as ZSL London Zoo hosts a special interactive event to mark the 35th anniversary of the book's publication.

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

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