Living Nativity

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

Dates: 3 December to 19 December 2018 (Mon-Fri only)

Tickets on sale now!

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

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 children 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 (approx.50 mins)
  • Small gift for each child
  • One adult goes free when accompanying six pupils for supervision purposes
  • Reserved indoor lunch space


Ticket Type Price
Child £7.00
Supervising Adults (1 per 6 paying children) £0.00
Carers £0.00

NB: Due to space limitations only 1 adult per 6 children is allowed into the indoor scenes of the Living Nativity, including carers. Therefore free supervising adults may need to give up their place to any accompanying carers in the indoor scenes

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.



The Living Nativity trail lasts approximately 50 minutes. There are 10 sessions per day, with an allocated lunch time and space, as outlined below. Each session has a maximum capacity of up to 60 students and 10 adults, subject to availability. Please note that unless a school books all 60 child tickets for a particular timeslot, then more than one school may be booked into each session.

Living Nativity Start Time
Allocated Lunch Time
Lunch Space
10:30 12:20 Terrace Restaurant
10:45 12:20 Education Centre
11:00 13:00 Terrace Restaurant
11:15 13:00 Education Centre
11:30 13:40 Terrace Restaurant
11:45 13:40 Education Centre
12:00 11:00 Terrace Restaurant
12:45 11:00 Education Centre
13:00 11:40 Terrace Restaurant
13:15 11:40 Education Centre


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 0344 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: PDF icon Living Nativity Wise Up Guide (3.13 MB)


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. 

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