Event type
Event status
5 March - 18 September
2 hours
Free with Zoo admission

This event is fully accessible.

Relaxed opening tours allow neurodivergent people and other people who would benefit in a calm and safe environment to enjoy the Zoo.

Let us welcome you into the peaceful oasis that is our Zoo, within the heart of Regent's Park. Arriving outside of opening hours via a special entrance, let us guide you around, showing you some of our incredible wildlife.

Please note, these sessions are guided by our Engagement and Community Engagement teams 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.

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 90 minutes in duration.

March to May   8:30 am
June to August   6:15 pm
September to October   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 Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance, you can purchase our universal credit tickets here


Group Bookings

If you are planning on bringing a large group to a tour, 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.