Event type
Event status
25 May - 2 June
Included in Zoo entry

Reptile Record Breakers at London Zoo

This May half term (25 May to 2 June) at London Zoo, we are celebrating the opening of our brand new exhibit, The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians. Many of our reptiles and amphibians have incredible talents, so we’re challenging you to see how you match up against them!

Do you have the accuracy of a Mangshan pit viper in the dark? Or can you jump as far as a mountain chicken frog?

Our reptile record breaker games will run on the main lawn behind our new exhibit. Test out your own skills on the lawn and afterwards you can go and see our animals’ skills in action.

Offering fun for the whole family this May half term, our reptile record breaker games are free with Zoo entry and include: 

  • Leap frog
    The mountain chicken frog can jump over 2 metres high. Without running up to it, how far can you can jump in comparison?
  • Viper vision
    Our Mangshan pit vipers can see heat, allowing them to strike prey accurately even in the dark. See how your accuracy compares to theirs! Navigate our table maze and find the viper’s prey whilst avoiding potential hazards.
  • Salamander solver
    Most salamanders, can regrow parts of their body if damaged by predators – from entire limbs, to organs and parts of their central nervous systems! Can you follow in their footsteps and put our Sardinian brook salamander back together again using the puzzle pieces provided?
  • Foraging frog
    Lake Oku clawed frogs have no tongue, so they use their tiny arms to help them shovel food into their mouths to eat. Can you use your arms to help feed our Lake Oku frogs, by tossing tasty beanbag treats into their mouths?
  • Ani-match
    Test your memory with our matching pairs game. Turn over two tiles at a time to discover EDGE reptiles and amphibians. Will you be able to match all eighteen pairs?

Don’t forget to complete our reptile record breakers quiz at the end to be in with a chance of winning a very special prize!

Buy May half term Zoo tickets

Other half term activities at London Zoo

  • A family enjoying the zoo on community access scheme tickets

    Love Your Zoo Week

    This spring we’re taking part in national ‘Love Your Zoo Week’. Join us this half term to celebrate what makes our Zoos special, from extinct-in-the-wild species and their recovery programmes to themed talks, craft-making, animal bingo and competitions throughout the week.

    Celebrate with us
  • Anam leaf turtle at London Zoo

    Visit the Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians

    Our brand-new exhibit is now open! Housing 26 different species, it uses the latest technology to bring to life eight different habitats – from the steamy forests of South America to the mountain jungles of Asia.

    Find out more

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event accessible?
  • Our reptile record breakers games are accessible, with the exception of Leap frog which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or those in wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • Each game will be accompanied by easy to understand instructions on how to play.
  • Large print versions of the reptile record breakers quiz will be available on request. Please ask a member of staff on the day. 
  • Wednesday 29 May is an accessible day for this event. On this day, in addition to the elements highlighted above, large print quizzes will be readily available and we’ll be offering relaxed sessions for the reptile record breaker games at 11.30am-12pm and 15.00-15.30. These relaxed sessions will have limited capacity to ensure a more relaxed environment for those with additional needs.
What times are the games open?

The reptile record breaker games are open from 10am to 6pm from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June. 

Where can I find the reptile record breaker games at the Zoo?

The games are located on the lawn behind our new exhibit The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians. You’ll find the new exhibit just off Barclay Court next to the Terrace restaurant.

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