Living Nativity


Experience the magic of Christmas by enjoying ZSL London Zoo’s Living Nativity - a special event for schools.

As you journey through the scenes of the nativity you will meet the Wise Men and their camels, see Mary in the stable and talk to the Shepherds as they tend their flock. Your class will then join Santa as he tells you about the animals he meets when he travels around the world. All the boys and girls will receive a gift to take home with them.

Suitable for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes with accompanying adults.


  • Entry to ZSL London Zoo
  • Living Nativity event
  • Small gift for each child
  • One adult goes free when accompanying six pupils for supervision purposes
  • Reserved indoor lunch space


Wednesday 29 November to Friday 15 December inclusive (Monday-Friday only).


Ticket Type Price
Child £7.00
Adults within 1:6 supervision ratio £0.00
Carers £0.00
Additional adults (zoo entry only) £13.25








NB Only those adults admitted free for supervision purposes will be allowed entry with the class into the indoor spaces of the Living Nativity. Additional adult entry is at the discretion of ZSL staff.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Students with special educational needs

We can accommodate students with special educational needs. To discuss your individual requirements please call the Supporter Services team on 0844 967 0831.


Wise Up Guide

See our Wise Up Guide for important information regarding your Living Nativity visit and to see a map of the event. 


Terms and Conditions

Please read through the full terms and conditions for the Living Nativity and visits to the Zoo, found here


Risk Assessment

Teachers are entitled to a free teacher pre-visit to conduct a risk assessment. Teachers must have a completed booking to receive the free pre-visit. Bring a copy of your confirmation to the main admissions entry to check in for your pre-visit. Teachers can consult the ZSL risk assessment for additional information. 


Book now

Call Supporter Services on 0344 967 0831 or email to book your place today.