Sensory Stories at the Zoo

Introducing our new baby sensory classes at the Zoo! Together, we'll journey through the ocean and explore all the sights, sounds, and textures of the marine world through our interactive Sensory Stories at the Zoo

Held in our new Tiny Giants: Minibeasts and Coral Reefs Exhibit, separate sessions are available for babies 0-8 months old and people with autism and other neurodiversities.

Sensory Stories experience

Your Experience

Surrounded by our brand new coral exhibit, each interactive story follows a different marine creature as it journeys through the ocean, exploring its surroundings and meeting colourful creatures!
With weekly sessions available in five-week blocks and a different interactive story each week, there is lots to explore and experience together, to strengthen relationships and create ever-lasting memories.

  • 45-minute sessions available weekly on Tuesdays during term-time
  • Separate sessions available for babies 0-8 months and children with autism and other neurodiversities
  • Kept in small groups of 10 participants

Additional Dates now available for our Christmas Sessions!

Our Sensory Stories experience has been adapted for the festive season! A warm winter wonderland of smells will fill the air as babies explore the underwater world filled with colourful lights, reindeer bells, and snow umbrellas.

Additional dates have been added on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout December. There are limited spaces so click on the booking link below to secure a place!

Sensory Stories experience


  • £10 per child (parents/guardians/carers go free)
  • £9 for Gold Members, Patrons, and Fellows


Know Before You Book
  • General admission to the Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. Buy your tickets for admission here.
  • One parent/guardian/carer per participant will be allowed entry into the session space
  • Please arrive on time to ensure minimal disruption
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

Baby changing facilities are available close to the classes and privacy available for breastfeeding.



Baby sensory sessions are recommended for babies 0-8 months. Sessions take place at 10:30 am every Tuesday during school term-time.

Book your Sensory Stories class now


COMING SOON: Inclusive Sensory Stories at the Zoo

For people with neurodiversities such as autism.


Private group bookings available. Please email to arrange dates.