The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In line with government guidelines regarding COVID-19, and to keep our staff and visitors safe, we have taken the decision to postpone this event.

ZSL London Zoo is bringing children’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life this April, with a series of fun activities celebrating the famous picture book and its ravenous, wriggly hero.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at ZSL London Zoo

From Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 April, visitors will be able to take a step into the caterpillar’s miniature world, during a packed Easter of interactive family events inspired by the popular character. 

Kids can cosy up inside a giant butterfly egg for storytelling sessions, before meeting the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself and tackling their very own food challenge: journeying through a supersized forest of giant fruit and veg, assault-course style, to metamorphosis into beautiful butterflies.

Once transformations are complete, a packed schedule of demonstrations and activities will take families even closer to nature: visit the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s thousands of animal friends across the Zoo, enjoy butterfly-themed crafts, and plant seeds in the Zoo’s Wildlife Garden

No wannabe caterpillar’s adventure would be complete without a trip to Butterfly Paradise, where young bug lovers can come wing-to-wing with butterflies and moths from across the globe, and a series of lively talks will reveal how to welcome more colourful creatures into your own back garden. 

On select dates, families can also upgrade their entry tickets to a Caterpillar Camping sleepover, taking kids on a jam-packed after-hours adventure before cosying up snug as a bug in a rug to sleep in the Zoo’s BUGS House
A great value day out, The Very Hungry Caterpillar daytime activities are included for free with Zoo entry. Beat the queues at the gate and book tickets online for 10% off!

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