Toddler activities at London Zoo

29 May - 16 Jul 2021

Aimed at the Under 5s │ Running throughout 2021

Let London Zoo spark the imagination of your little ones with over 19,000 animals and a range of activities specifically designed to help inspire a love of wildlife.


Everything you need for keeping your young pups entertained

Winnie walks: from 18 May
From tigers to owls to loving honey, children will learn the real story of Winnie the bear. Children will be able to sing their way around site with one of our lovely presenters introducing them to Winnie’s friends.
FREE. Starts at 11:30. Follow signs for the outback area to join on the day of your visit. ZSL membership or zoo ticket required.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 29 May – 16 July
Everybody’s favourite wriggly hero arrives at London Zoo in May half term (29 May – 6th June) for storytelling sessions, a giant fruit trail and bug-friendly crafts. Then from 7 June to 16 July storytelling sessions will be adapted specifically for pre-school children and include Eric Carle’s brand new book ‘Wild Animal Hide and Seek’.
FREE but pre-booking essential for storytelling sessions. ZSL membership or zoo ticket required.


Sensory Stories at the Zoo: from 1 September
10:30 – 11:15am at the coral exhibit in Tiny Giants.
Our youngest guests (0-8 months) can venture under the sea, meeting colourful creatures and experiencing the sights, sounds and textures of the underwater world.
Pre-booking essential │ £10 per child (accompanying adult goes free). Price excludes Zoo admission.


Animal Adventure: open all year. Splash zone April-September.
Specially designed low barriers mean young animal fans feel like they’re right in the heart of the action, discovering animals including llamas, porcupines, meerkats and mongooses. With a play area including water splash zone, Animal Adventure is the ultimate zoo experience for young pups.
FREE. ZSL membership or zoo ticket required.

And remember, Under 3s enter the Zoo for free!


Get even better value with ZSL membership: a whole year of wonder-full days out.

Become a Zoo member for great days out with free entry to both ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos all year round!

Sunny days, adventurous days, unforgettable days... experience amazing wildlife for a whole year and help protect animals too! By becoming a member at ZSL you’re supporting our global conservation work and helping us to create a world where wildlife thrives. Thank you.

We now offer a childminder membership!

The childminder membership is for registered childminders as a 1 Adult and up to 6 Children package. It costs £218.75 for one year and grants access to all Gold member benefits. Childminder members will also have the opportunity to change the children on their membership during the course of their membership year in person at the membership desk or kiosk in the Zoo. Please contact our friendly team at 0344 225 1826 or with your up-to-date Ofsted registration to sign up for a childminder membership.

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* Storytelling sessions are free, but numbers per session are limited. Please book on the day when you arrive at the zoo.

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