London Zoo’s Special Children’s Weekend

All weekend
ZSL London Zoo
Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY
It is that highly anticipated time of year again, when everyone starts asking about ZSL London Zoo’s Special Children’s Day. We can finally release the dates and tell you all about it, as tickets are on sale now. For those of you who have been along to this amazing weekend before we do not need to sing its praises and can just confirm that it will be bigger and better than ever. For anyone wondering what this day is all about, we can simply say that joining everyone on this weekend will make you experience the zoo in ways you never have before. Creating a fully accessible weekend that is specifically tailored to inclusive enjoyment of all your favourite things about the zoo, you will not be disappointed. Daytrippers are proudly co-sponsoring the event once again, and you will also be able to come meet our team in person at the Charity Hub on both days. Get over to London Zoo’s website to book you significantly discounted tickets quickly as they are limited and always sell out!

Highlights include

  • A Very Special Welcome: Pick up your Special Children’s Day day-planner and exclusive discount voucher. There are friendly zoo characters to meet and The Dixie Swing Band too! Staff & Volunteers will be at hand to assist you as your fun day gets underway!
  • Singing Hands: Meet Suzanne & Tracy in person as they introduce you to the amazing world of animals through Makaton themed signs, songs, rhymes, stories and games. Shows are free and run throughout the day
  • Wildlife Gardening: Plant a seed to take back with you and grow at home, or build a mini-beast hotel to attract wildlife into gardens
  • Sensory Storytelling: Interactive stories about the natural world. Shows are free and run throughout the day and all are welcome!
  • The ‘Discovery Zone’: Includes hands-on activities and a chill out zone, meet live animals and discover all about the natural world
  • Animal LIVE! talks: Our amazing talks will be accompanied by British Sign Language interpreters throughout the weekend
  • Animal Adventure: Meet some of our fantastic animals and Keepers, get close up and hands on in the ‘Touch Paddock’, or play in the splash zone, secret garden and tunnels.
  • Arts & Craft Zone: Make your own badge or get creative with our resident artists
  • New for 2015 – In with the Lemurs: a brand new walk-through enclosure
  • New for 2015 – Barclays Digital Eagles: Details to be confirmed….!


  • Additional friendly staff and volunteers on hand to assist
  • Additional facilities, including hoists, accessible toilet units & respite areas for families
  • Dedicated first aid & lost children’s post with qualified staff
  • Charity Hub: an onsite hub where charities will be on hand to offer guidance, advise and networking opportunities for families
  • Free all day parking for blue badge holders in the main ZSL car park
You can book your tickets here.
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