A great zoo in the heart of London, with lots of mammals, reptiles and birds to see, plus special things to do like Keeper Experiences.
Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is a perfect destination for a great day out in London with the family, with so many interesting mammals, reptiles and birds to see and things to do.
The Zoo is involved in different conservation projects and has in its care two species that are in the European Endangered Species Programme, the black-capped squirrel monkey and the Emperor tamarin monkey. Children will have hours of fun feeding the farm animals, saying hello to the parrots or spying on the meerkats in the secret lookout. They can seek out monkeys, snakes, donkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, rabbits, emu, chipmunks, coati, wallabies, turtles, bearded dragon lizards and kune kune pigs and many more creatures, plus let off steam in a fun-packed adventure playground with a real tractor and fire engine.
The Zoo is offering new Keeper, Mini and Junior Keeper Experiences for children and adults. Lasting 1.5-2.5 hours, Keeper Experiences allow children to learn more about the animals they love and about what it’s like to feed and care for them. Children and their parent or guardian will accompany a friendly keeper on the daily round and may help to feed, clean and care for some of the animals.
The Zoo helps host birthday parties that include mini tours, helping a zookeeper to prepare one of the animal’s dinners, creating their own keeper animal badge and even meeting and stroking a rabbit. Guests may stay on and enjoy the rest of the Zoo. Guided school visits can be booked. Tours cover all aspects of the current national curriculum; however, if your school has a particular topic or interest they wish to cover, then the tour can be developed to include this. Don’t miss the special feeding times or busy events programme, perfect for the family to enjoy together.
Lockdown is easing and it is great news that outdoor venues are open to visit once again. We hope you and your children enjoy a wonderful day out after so long. Please check venues for opening times and any restrictions before your travel.
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