Meet Santa at ZSL London Zoo

Please be aware this event has now sold out.

Experience the magic of Christmas this year at ZSL London Zoo! 

Children and their families can Meet Santa in his grotto and enjoy a day packed with Christmas themed activities. Book a timed slot to visit Santa in his grotto. Children will receive a gift from the man himself and can enjoy some Christmas arts & crafts to take home.

Or if you fancy something extra special why not book VIP Meet Santa before the Zoo is even open! The VIP experience starts at 8am with a filling breakfast in the Terrace Restaurant, including breakfast rolls, croissants, fruit, cereals, fruit juice and hot beverages. After breakfast our elves will take you to meet our reindeer with a talk from our knowledgeable team and a chance to help feed them their breakfast. Enjoy some Christmas arts & crafts to take home and meet Santa in his grotto where every paying child will receive a Christmas gift. The experience finishes at approximately 10am when you’ll then have the rest of the day to discover the Zoo and enjoy the Christmas themed activities and talks.

Don’t forget about the animals! With more than 750 species there’s plenty to see and do at ZSL London Zoo. Visitors can discover some of the rarest species on earth, like our family of endangered Sumatran tigers or our colony of critically endangered western lowland gorillas. Enjoy live talks to discover more about our animals and how we’re working for wildlife!

Visitors booking tickets for the afternoon Meet Santa Experience (after 2pm) are advised to arrive at the zoo before their Meet Santa time slot to allow sufficient time to enjoy the Christmas activities and talks as well as the rest of the Zoo.

Meet Santa dates: 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December. Experience prices:

Child - £10

ZSL Child member - £8

Accompanying adult – Free of Charge

*Normal entry charges to ZSL London Zoo apply, visit for prices.



VIP Meet Santa runs from Monday 21 December to Thursday 24 December inclusive, 8am – approximately 10am, priced at:

ZSL Members

Child - £34.99

Adults - £9.95




Child – £49.99

Adults - £29.95

*Prices include entry to the Zoo



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