18 September 2023

Things to do on a sunny day in London

With incredible animal talks, the ultimate picnic spots, and plenty of open-air activities - make the most of the sun with a trip to the Zoo!

Go on an Animal Adventure  

Our Animal Adventure playpark is a perfect opportunity for your young explorers to learn about the Zoo’s animals as they play. The playpark includes slides, a climbing wall and much more to keep youngsters entertained.  And during the summer months don't forget to bring a spare set of clothes and jump into our splash zone!

You can take a pitstop at Peckish Parrot, our catering kiosk, to keep energy levels up with hot drinks and plenty of snacks to choose from. Don’t forget, Gold members get 10% off in our shops and restaurants. 

A child going down the slide in London Zoo's Animal Adventure

Swing by the squirrel monkeys

Soak up the sun with a stroll through the squirrel monkey walk-through, the walk-through is open to the skies of the capital with no boundaries between the animals and our visitors. The habitat has been designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible.

3 squirrel monkeys at London Zoo eating corn on the cob

Start your safari adventure

Discover iconic animals when you step Into Africa at London Zoo. Get closer to some of Africa's most unusual species like the giraffes, zebras, pygmy hippos, wild dogs and more!

A giraffe at London Zoo with a ball feeder

Laze around with our big cats

There's nothing our big cats love more than a good snooze, especially when the sun in shining. Pop by Land of the Lions and Tiger Territory to spot these incredible species lazing in the sun on their viewing platforms. 

A Sumatran tiger in a swing at London Zoo

Move through Madagascar

Get closer to the action than ever before with the In with the Lemurs walk-through, taking you on a journey through the Madagascan shrub forest. Renowned sun-worshippers, the lemurs love nothing more than an afternoon spent sunbathing. With this in mind the Zoo’s dedicated architects carefully mapped the path of the sunlight in the lemurs' habitat to ensure their basking platforms are purposefully located to maximise lounging time. 

Two lemurs sitting on a wall at London Zoo In with the Lemurs exhibit


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