Summer at ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

21 Jul - 2 Sep 2018

ZSL is celebrating all things SUPER this summer holiday and are giving kids the chance to put their animal skills to the test in our Superhero Academy.

It’s time to join forces with the ZSL superheroes and fight against some of the biggest threats facing wildlife!


Sprint like a cheetah at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo

About Superhero Academy

Introducing Captain Z and the evil Plastico

This summer Captain Z is recruiting all superheroes into the Superhero Academy to teach them the powers of the animals.

After collecting their mission packs and masks from Superhero HQ, kids can learn about amazing animal super powers and complete exciting animal activities.

  • Learn all-important night vision skills from the nocturnal owl - using special goggles to spot potential food in its woodland home.
  • Unlock the power of super speed, racing against the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah.
  • Master the leafcutter ant’s super strength in time to lift a three tonne taxi safely out of the way.
  • Climb like the incredible gecko, mastering the toughest skill yet – defying gravity to crawl across the bedroom ceiling.

After completing Superhero Academy training, young heroes can have their very own graduation photo taken!

But evil menace, Plastico and his environmental super-villain accomplices are at large in the zoo and threatening our world’s wildlife! 

After graduating from Superhero Academy new recruits will need to use all their new super skills to help Captain Z tackle The Maze – a tricky series of obstacles and challenges made by his arch nemesis Plastico.

Please note, the Superhero Academy is open from 10.30am - 4.30pm. 

More to explore

The super experiences don’t stop there! Once junior superheroes have finished saving the day they can spend their downtime exploring the Zoo, discovering even more about the super-animals who call it home.

With 19,000 animals at ZSL London Zoo and 3,500 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, plus Whipsnade’s Hullabazoo Indoor and Outdoor Play centre there’s plenty of things to see and do to keep little ones busy this summer!

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Put your animal skills to the test in our Superhero Academy

Great value family day out

For the perfect thing to do this summer holiday at a super-value price, add our fantastic super upgrade, which includes:

  • 10% off in our gift shops
  • A meal voucher (£12 for adults / £8 for kids)
  • A ride on our classic carousel at London or the steam train at Whipsnade
  • A refreshing cold drink



The super upgrade is a promotional upgrade valid for use at the specific Zoo and date as detailed on this voucher, and is valid only in conjunction with a Zoo ticket (purchased separately).

Superhero Academy is part of ZSL’s 2018 Superhero Takeover, a year-long celebration of incredible wildlife and the ZSL superheroes working to protect animals around the world. By visiting ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you are helping to support ZSL’s science and conservation work here in the UK and around the world.

Tripadvisor reviews May/June 2018

A wonderful place with so many exotic and fantastic animals!"


This is a great day out for families!"


An excellent Zoo with loads of space for the animals"


Had a great family day out - the kids loved it"



Unlimited Zoo visits!

Become a ZSL Member today for unlimited visits to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, from just £66!



Don’t miss Superhero Academy - taking place at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo from 21st July until 2nd September, 2018