Toddler activities at London Zoo

Aimed at the Under 5s │ Running throughout 2021

Let London Zoo spark the imagination of your little ones with 20,000 animals and a range of activities specifically designed to help inspire a love of wildlife.

We've got everything you need for keeping your young pups entertained. Read our ‘insider tips’ for visiting with small children.


Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

From 2 to 18 April, step into the story at London Zoo. Follow our Dear Zoo trail to take part in interactive activities and collect stamps on your trail card. And, enjoy lively story-time sessions of both Dear Zoo and Rod’s newest book Look After Us, which is all about looking after animals in danger.
FREE. ZSL membership or Zoo ticket required.


Sensory Stories at the Zoo

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.


Giants of the Galápagos exhibit

Our three Galápagos giant tortoises Polly, Dolly and Priscilla have moved house! Step inside their brand-new home in the heart of the Zoo to enjoy unobstructed views of these gentle giants.
FREE. ZSL membership or Zoo ticket required.


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!


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