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London Zoo

KidRated’s London Zoo Top Tips:

  • Harry Potter fans should not miss the Reptile House
  • There is a restaurant so you can spend the whole day at the zoo
  • Also plenty of picnic spots if you want to save money
  • Check out our blog by Downright Excellent for tips on visiting the zoo if your child has Down syndrome


Whether it’s Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom or the  Land of the Lions that gets your eyes bulging, London Zoo is calling animal-lovers galore to come and wonder at its incredible range of rare and exotic species. From gigantic giraffes to plodding penguins, the zoo houses animals from every continent  – there is even a nocturnal area where you can see what animals get up to when your eyes are shut. Interaction is also possible: either head to the Animal Adventure children’s zoo or try being a Junior Keeper for a Day.


The zoo offers a range of special events and workshops great for kids, such as its Silent Cinema, where well-loved animal films such as The Jungle Book are played at the zoo’s open air cinema, after a visit to the featured film’s starring animal.

Booking Advice: 

  • Annual passes are available
  • Book in advance to not miss out on special events
  • Buy Tickets Now for Fast Track tickets, very useful in half terms and holidays



Outer Circle
Regent’s Park

Phone number:

+44 (0)844 225 1826


Opening hours:

How to get there:

Nearest tube station: Camden Town
Bus: 274


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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • You can easily spend a full day here so bring snacks and stop regularly.
  • The ‘Animals in Action’ display is fun and there are lots of daily events where the keepers explain about the animals.
  • To get to ‘Into Africa’ and the Aviary you have to go under the road so there’s a slope down and up the other side. This seems pretty steep when you’re pushing a laden buggy.
  • Say hello to the naked mole rats in B.U.G.S. as they’re my favourite!

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  1. bini

    The membership is well worth it if you think you might go more than a couple of times a year…. takes the pressure off and you can just pop in for a couple of hours……

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