Audio Described Tours

A 2-hour tour of the Zoo using Audio Description to support blind and partially sighted people to get up close and personal with our amazing animals. Our knowledgeable Presenters will guide a group of up to 20 people around the Zoo, on a route that includes some tactile models of the animals and, when available, an animal experience.

To book onto a tour, and find out more information, please email with:

The number of people attending, 

Whether you will be bringing an assistance dog or a sighted guide.

If you want to request a sighted guide

The tours will start at 11:00am from the Outback exhibit. The tour is included in price of the tickets you will need to access the Zoo which can be booked on this website. A disability concession ticket entitles the holder to a free companion or carer place with each ticket. 

To reach the Outback exhibit, after your tickets have been scanned at the main entrance and you've left the main gate area, you'll turn left down a short descending path, which passes a life-size statue of Guy the Gorilla on the right. This descending path will bring you to a small circular area with 4 routes leading off it. On your half right as you descend the ramp is the route toward the Outback exhibit, taking this path, you will pass a small kiosk cafe and then some storage lockers on your left, followed by toilets on your right. Shortly after the toilets, the entrance to The Outback exhibit will be on your right. Having turned into the entrance, the path immediately turns left, with a ramp on the left and step.

If you would like to bring a large group to the zoo for this event, please email to discuss a special date for your group which ensures capacity of these days is available to individual visitors.

2023 dates:

  • Wednesday 15th February
  • Wednedsay 1st March
  • Wednesday 5th April
  • Wednesday 31st May
  • Sunday 18th June
  • Wednesday 5th July
  • Wednesday 2nd August
  • Sunday 17th September
  • Wednesday 25th October
  • Wednesday 8th November