ZSL London Zoo


As a family we headed to London Zoo to spend some time in the winter sun and fresh air.

With Elizabeth being a big monkey fan we headed across to the Gorilla area first. My eldest niece decided to enjoy the sunshine with this gorilla. Below are some fabulous photos from our day at the zoo.



All the kids had a great time designing badges and fridge magnets for 50p in the activity zone.

They made great keepsakes for the children to take away at the end of the day and it was also good to have a bit of down time from all the walking.
Elizabeth said her favourite part of the zoo was the fruit bats, the butterfly enclosure, the walk through monkey enclosure and the giraffes. Although she loved her binoculars from the shop even more.

London Zoo was very wheelchair friendly with ramp access to the different indoor areas and separate Disabled parking directly opposite from the main entrance. The zoo shop was really reasonable with things to suit all budgets and the youngest girls had fun choosing what to spend their £3 on. I think Alison found the best bargain with a £1.25 pen that was also a stamper and a bubble wand (plus it was green which was much more important).

Food costs at the zoo are like most major attractions and certainly something that I would recommend avoiding with a pre-made wrap costing £3.95 and a portion of chips costing nearly £3. Just a small snack with a drink can really make a dent in your pocket.

It is not the best zoo we have been too but all it did have a good variety of animals, lots of indoor spaces and a great educational side to it. I personally found that the enclosures were smaller than I would have liked having been spoilt by the likes of South Lakes Wildlife park