Event type
Event status
15 February - 8 November
2 hours
Free with Zoo admission

This event is fully accessible.

Relaxed opening tours allow people with autism and other neurodiversities to enjoy the Zoo in a calm and safe environment.

Let us welcome you into the peaceful oasis that is our Zoo, within the heart of Regent's Park. Arriving before it opens to the general public via a special entrance, hear the animals waking up for the day and let us guide you around, showing you all the incredible wildlife in our world famous zoo.

Please note, these sessions are guided by our Community Engagement team along a set route which is agreed in advance with our animal and operation teams to ensure the best possible experience. We cannot allow free roaming around the Zoo outside of our normal opening hours for the safety and wellbeing of visitors and animals.

The tours will finish at 10 am when our gates open, at which point you are welcome to continue exploring the zoo without a guide.

Dates and Times

Relaxed opening tours take place before the Zoo opens to the public or after the Zoo has closed, depending on the time of year.

Each tour is two hours in duration.

February to May    8:30 am
June to August    6:15 pm
September to November    8:30 am

Click the booking button below to see dates and availability.


Tours are free to attend but must be pre-booked with a valid Membership, Fellow, or Patron card, or a General Admission ticket to London Zoo. You will be prompted to purchase a ticket when you click the booking button below.

A disability concession ticket entitles the holder to a free companion or carer place with each ticket.


If you live in the UK and receive benefits such as Universal Credit, we offer a limited number of low-cost tickets.


Group Bookings

Private bookings for large groups may be available upon request. Please email [email protected] for information.






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Help with planning your day

Changing place toilet
Wildlife is for everyone


Our commitment to accessibility has us working with local people and specialist organisations to learn how we can improve, and make positive changes to ensure every visitor has a wonderful day out.