Toddler days out

Let the Zoo spark the imagination of your little ones with 15,000 animals and a range of activities specifically designed to help inspire a love of wildlife.

We've got everything you need for keeping your young pups entertained. Read our ‘insider tips’ for visiting with small children.


Sensory Stories at the Zoo

10:30 – 11:15am at the coral exhibit in Tiny Giants.
Our youngest guests (0-8 months) can venture under the sea, meeting colourful creatures and experiencing the sights, sounds and textures of the underwater world.
Pre-booking essential │ £12 per child (accompanying adult goes free). Price excludes Zoo admission.

Book Sensory stories

Colobus monkey walking across a rope ladder

Monkey Valley 

Visit our troop of black and white colobus monkeys in their new home! Opened in August 2022, this new walkthrough exhibit encompasses the iconic former Snowdon Aviary and treats visitors to 360-degree, unobstructed views of the high-flying monkeys. The exciting new attraction is also home to Colobus Park - a peaceful picnic spot, where parents can relax while little ones practise their own colobus leaps!

Free - ZSL membership or Zoo ticket required.

Monkey Valley

Play at the Zoo

A father with his son on the slide in Animal Adventure at London Zoo
Activities for toddlers

Animal Adventure

Specially-designed low barriers mean young animal fans feel like they’re right in the heart of the action, Animal Adventure is the ultimate zoo experience for young pups.

Pet our pygmy goats

Say hello to our pygmy goats, our adorable little herd love to be stroked and they are the perfect introduction to farm animals. Whilst there discover all the animals we have at Animal Adventure including llamas, porcupines, meerkats

Get even better value with ZSL membership: a whole year of wonder-full days out.

Become a Zoo member for great days out with free entry to both London and Whipsnade Zoos all year round!

Sunny days, adventurous days, unforgettable days... experience amazing wildlife for a whole year and help protect animals too! By becoming a member at ZSL you’re supporting our global conservation work and helping us to create a world where wildlife thrives. Thank you.

Tips bringing pre-schoolers to the Zoo

Whether your pre-schooler is an Attenborough in the making, has oodles of energy to burn or simply enjoys taking in the sights of the great outdoors, they’re sure to love a day at London Zoo.