We as a family love a day out to see animals, Matilda is animal mad and loves them all great and small especially a crocodile and snake. After a visit in the Easter holidays to London Zoo we decided to get Annual passes with the children’s Christmas money as this made it in my view the best value for money.
After lockdown they created three coloured routes to direct everyone around the zoo and I think they are brilliant as they allow you to split your time into sections and allow breaks for lunch etc at the end. I was very please to see they have keep the routes in place once restrictions where recently lifted. The Orange route seems to be the longest so this is a good one to start with and the move on to pink and blue, or chose the animal you want to seem most and head off to that area.
You can of course just go from animal to animal now but using the routes you don’t miss any of the great animals on show at London zoo. The big and small are very interesting and there’s lots of information to read and find about each one.
Now the indoor exhibitions are now open again which means places like tiny giants with the ants and spider walk though is back open (not that I could bring myself to go through the spiders), the lemur walk thought and rainforest areas are open for you to get up close and personal with the animals but these are the one area they ask you to continue to wear your mask to protect the animals.
This summer go on a global wildlife adventure at London Zoo, taking a journey across continents and through habitats. You can collect a passport at the zoo entrance and then as you travel around the areas get the different stamps that are available,
I really like the ZSL zoos as I feel that as well as seeing the animals we all know and love they have so many other specials and you feel like conservation is at the heart of this place. They have so much information and pop up stalls and actives around the zoo for you to enjoy and learn about the animals and the world they live in.
Of course along with most places, food areas and busy and this is where you will end up spending more money if you wanted to purchase extra items or ride on the carousel. The gift shop is also right by the exit but unlike some places you don’t actually have to walk though it to exit the zoo so you can miss this bit out if you wanted.
Can You Spend All Day at London Zoo?
You could do most of the zoo in 4 hours I think but that wouldn’t be it in full detail, you could easily spend 6 or more hours looking around or even better come back again and again with a annual pass with the other benefits too.
London Zoo Parking
Parking is a big thing in London but you can park at the zoo for a set price of £14.50 which we do as at least this money go toward the zoo and upkeep of the animals. On Sundays you can park cheaply on the roads outside the zoo and there are some park parking areas if you happy to hunt for them.
We can’t wait to come back again but will be checking out Whipsnade again next with its dinosaur exhibition.