Potters prepare for a magical day out

As Potter-fans worldwide dig out their robes and dust off their spell books in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, ZSL London Zoo is celebrating its own connection to the boy wizard by offering anyone with the surname ‘Potter’ free entry to the zoo*. 

The reptile house at ZSL London Zoo
Visit the Reptile House, where Harry came face-to-face with a slippery serpent

On Monday 26th June, anyone lucky enough to share their surname with ‘the boy who lived’ can enjoy a free day out at ZSL London Zoo to mark 20 years since the wizarding world was first brought to life.

But it’s not just the ‘chosen ones’ who can enjoy a magical day out. Any wannabe wizard can follow in Harry’s footsteps and visit ZSL London Zoo’s Reptile House, home to over 39 different reptile species and the filming location for the scene where Harry first discovers his powers – and comes face-to-face with a slippery serpent. From huge anacondas to our very own (Komodo) dragon, the reptile house is full of fearsome creatures for visitors to come eye-to-eye with.

And for more fantastic beasts, wizarding enthusiasts can follow our online trail to some of the Zoo’s most magical animals. From rats and bats to salamanders and spiders (none as big as those kept by a certain groundskeeper), Potterheads can explore the everyday creatures that play a big role in the wizarding world.

So hop on your broomstick, Potter or not, and fly down to ZSL London Zoo this week for a truly wizarding time.

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This offer is available on Monday 26 June 2017 only.

This offer is valid only with photographic ID such as a passport or driving license. ID without a photograph will not be accepted. ZSL London Zoo reserves the right not to redeem, or accept photocopied, damaged, forged or defaced photo ID.


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