We’re sprucing up! 

We’re taking some time early next year to give our zoos some extra love and attention. We’ll be closing both of our zoos for 10 weekdays in January 2025 when our zoos are least busy so we can devote time to tackling some of the jobs that are difficult or unsafe to do with visitors around.  

We’ll still be open every weekend, but from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January, and again the following week from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January, both London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo will be closed. This is so all colleagues – from zookeepers to scientists and everyone in between – can muck in and help to mend, paint, clean, sweep, sow, plant and renew parts of our zoos.  

We’re starting to plan this mammoth task now, and we might need some volunteers to help us. If you’re interested in giving us a helping hand – and you don’t mind being outdoors in chilly weather – register your interest below and we’ll keep you up to date on any opportunities.

Register your interest

As valued members, patrons and fellows we wanted to give you lots of notice so you can get your winter visits planned around the dates. All weekends will be open as usual, so you can still get your Zoo visits in.

Thanks for your ongoing support.