The Magic of Christmas

Our Christmas activities have now finished for 2019, but we hope you'll still be able to visit us over the festive period - we're open every day except for Christmas Day itself. 


Experience the Magic of Christmas at London Zoo this December.

With a whole host of festive activities, we’ve got everything you need for a jam-packed fun family day out this Christmas! 



Meet Santa* 

Little ones can meet Santa in his magical grotto at the heart of the Zoo and receive a very special early Christmas gift to take home. And for an extra special treat, book our VIP Meet Santa Breakfast! Selected dates only. Book tickets here.


Festive Films 

Relax and enjoy some time out in front of the big screen at our Free Festive Film Screenings. Cosy up with tasty snacks and a hot drink and enjoy your favourite Christmas films. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance with a valid zoo ticket or membership. Book your film tickets here


More to Explore...

Keep youngsters entertained as they become Keepers’ Little Helpers and prepare seasonal surprises for our Zoo residents. Then watch the animals enjoy their treats throughout the day at our 12 animals at Christmas talks. Enjoy festive crafts with Mrs. Claus, then cosy up on a giant beanbag and listen to a Christmas story. All included in Zoo entry. No need to book in advance. 

Soak up the Zoo's festive atmosphere with our swiss-style chalets. Tuck into a tasty Christmas treat* whilst children can enjoy our traditional rides* and face-painting*.


*Additional charges apply.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Great value joint ticket

The critically acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is coming to London this Christmas and The Bridge Theatre and ZSL London Zoo are working together to bring you a truly magical family Christmas!


We've created an exclusive combined ticket offering unbeatable value at just £69.50 per person saving up to 31% when the zoo and theatre show are booked together.



Win tickets to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Thanks to our friends at The Bridge Theatre, visitors to The Magic of Christmas at London Zoo will have the opportunity to win 4 VIP tickets to see the critically acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. To enter, visit Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo before 24 December 2019 and share a photo with our giant lion sculpture to Instagram, tagging @ZSLLondonZoo and @_bridgetheatre

Full details and T&Cs:

Find out more about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre:


*Maximum potential saving is based on buying an Adult ticket to ZSL London Zoo on the gate and separately buying a Category A theatre ticket at standard box office price.