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 communityengagement@zsl.org 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. Please note, the tour is free to book, but you will need a ticket to access the Zoo which can be booked online. 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 communityengagement@zsl.org to discuss a special date for your group which ensures capacity of these days is available to individual visitors.

2022 Dates: Wednesday 2nd March, Wednesday 6th April, Sunday 8th May, Wednesday 1st June, Sunday 17th July, Wednesday 3rd August, Saturday 11th September, Wednesday 26th October, Wednesday 2nd November.

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