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.

Summer of Colour at London Zoo

Brighten up your summer as you meet the colourful characters at ZSL London Zoo. From golden lion tamarins to blue throated macaws and the emerald tree boa to scarlet ibis, little ones can learn about the wonder of colour in the natural world and try their hand at drawing some of it, too!
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.


Monkey Valley exhibit – opens August 2022

From Monday 15th August, visit our troop of black and white colobus monkeys in their new home! This new walkthrough exhibit encompasses the iconic former Snowdon Aviary and treats visitors to 360-degree, unobstructed views of the high-flying monkeys. The exciting new attraction is also home to Colobus Park - a peaceful picnic spot, where parents can relax while little ones practise their own colobus leaps!
FREE. ZSL membership or Zoo ticket required.


Animal Adventure: open all year. 

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, coatis and pygmy goats. With a play area, 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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