Private Events

The beautiful Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion overlooks kangaroos, wallabies and emus in  their Australian outback home and also offers sweeping views of Regent’s Park.

Whether you want to hire ZSL London Zoo for a birthday party, anniversary, bar mitzvah, christening, celebration of life or any other special occasion we offer unforgettable event spaces for private events. The unique setting and versatility of our spaces make it easy to bring any special occasion to life for a memorable experience. Please contact our event co-ordinators to discuss your event in detail so a bespoke package can be created to accommodate your requirements. 

Birthday Parties

Adult or child, you are never too old for a really wild party at ZSL London Zoo. We have a range of options depending on your requirements, group size and budget.

Pick and choose from our flexible packages to create your perfect party with added animal magic. We can take care of everything, from menu choices to setting your reserved table in the Terrace Restaurant and organising party bags.

Details of our birthday party packages and upgrades can be downloaded here;PDF icon Children's Party Package (332.39 KB)

Alternatively if there are more than 10 people in your group, purchase our discounted group rate tickets and bring a picnic to eat on one of our lawns or purchase food in one of our cafes. Unfortunately if you do not purchase a party package we are unable to reserve tables in our catering outlets or store birthday cakes. Please complete the following form to book your party: File Children's Party Booking Form (584.96 KB)

Please note everyone in your party will need a ticket to enter the zoo.



Bar Mitzvah

We have a strong reputation for delivering specialist Jewish celebrations and our team have a thorough knowledge and in-depth understanding of their important requirements. Our versatile stylish suites together with our unique and fun setting adds amazing value to your guest’s experience. Here at ZSL London Zoo our chefs are proud to provide kosher friendly cuisine, however should you have your own kosher caterer in mind then please call one of our event co-ordinators to discuss your options.



Please get in touch with one of our friendly and helpful events coordinators for further information.

You can ring the team on 0207 449 6562, email or fill in the Venue Hire Information Request form.

Bar mitzvah package - £145 + VAT per person

  • Venue Hire (18.30-00.00)
  • Animal House drinks reception
  • Animal encounter
  • Cocktail nibbles
  • Unlimited soft drinks reception
  •  3 Course dinner with Twinings tea, Fairtrade coffee and petit fours
  • ½ bottle of wine per adult 
  • Uplighters
  • Security

You may also like to consider the following upgrades to enhance your event.

  • Canapés £13 per person
  • 2 glass Champagne reception £18 per adult
  • Fruit platter £4.50 per person
  • Cheese Board £6 per person
  • Chocolate Fountain £550
  • DJ and Disco £500
  • Magician £500
  • Carousel £500
  • Entertainer £500
  • Photo Booth £550

Please note all prices are subject to VAT and minimum numbers apply.