All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals

London Zoo

London Zoo, Regent's Park, Outer Cir, London, London, NW1 4RY
020 7449 6200
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at London Zoo review

London Zoo is a wonderful place to visit with children. There are numerous animals to see from lions, monkeys, penguins and more. Visit the walkthrough spider exhibit and see some of these amazing creatures face to face. Are you brave enough? Mine were terrified yet still ventured in albeit very cautiously.

Prefer something with a few less legs? Butterfly Paradise is a large enclosed area where you’ll discover a wonderful range of pretty butterflies and moths. Have them fly past you and maybe even sit on you. We loved this attraction and spent a while in there watching the butterflies fly about and maybe even sit on you.

The kids will love the lions, penguins, and playful otters. Each of the animals is fun to watch and there are also plaques with information should parents want to combine the fun with a little learning.

There are numerous shows to catch so check the times before you go so you can plan your day. Animals have certain feeding times so it might be an idea to check those and get to them early to get a good space.

Experiences of various kinds can also be booked to make your visit an exceptionally memorable experience. Visitors can even stay at the zoo in one of the lodges. You’ll find more details for this and more on the ZSL London Zoo website. 

Children can get hands-on in the Farmyard section. Here they’ll find a range of farm animals that they can feed and pet. We loved this section and the girls didn’t want to leave. The animals seemed to enjoy the kids being there and stroking and attempting to feed them.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information London Zoo

Is there food and drink available?

There are a number of places you can buy food and snacks from.  Prices are not as expensive as they can be at some theme parks which is great.  Alternatively, you can always take your own food and drink along with you for a cheaper day out.  Prices are not to extortionate compared to some other places.  You will find seating areas for a much-needed break or snack stop.

What are the main things to do?

Zoo with a good variety of animals including lions, penguins, monkeys and more. Plus daily shows, animal experiences, farmyard and butterfly house. There are toilets on-site and a choice of places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – An adult ticket costs just under £32 online in advance and just over £22 for a child.

Is there parking?

There is free parking for visitors to the zoo.

When are they open?

London Zoo is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not permitted.

Are they accessible?

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