A top family day out: Battersea Zoo
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo has a marvellous collection of animals that includes mammals, birds, reptilians, amphibians and invertebrates. Battersea Zoo is special because it is specially designed for children and employs a wonderful team of zookeepers who, in combination with education specialists, plan fun learning activities. To save money on Battersea Zoo tickets, sign up for Kids Pass and enjoy a beautiful day of adventures with your little ones for less!
Highlights of Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Aimed at people of all ages, keeper experiences let you enjoy a day in the life of the park's zookeepers, get close to the animals, and learn all there is to know about day-to-day life at the park. You will even get to feed and clean the animals as you learn more about their feeding preference and natural habitats. Keeper experiences are available for mini-keepers (5 to eight years old), junior keepers (from nine to 17 years old), and adults 18 or older.
The exciting armadillo experience consists of a 30-minute dive into the world of the six-banded armadillo Peludo. Aimed at kids 5 and older, this is a great opportunity to learn about armadillos, prepare their food with the park’s knowledgeable staff, and even get to pet them!
Events and parties
Battersea zoo offers a marvellous opportunity for little ones to host their birthday party! An unforgettable event to mark a special day.
What facilities are there?
Battersea Zoo offers amazing playgrounds with attractions such as life-sized tractors and mechanical rides. They also offer crafting spaces, sandpits, and water pumps. What is especially convenient about these playgrounds is that they are surrounded by comfortable picnic tables so adults can relax while kids are playing!
Lemon Tree Cafe
Enjoy a cup of tea and a hot or cold snack of your choice. Lemon Tree Cafe offers a selection of salads, paninis, sandwiches, and, of course, great desserts including ice cream treats.
The Battersea Zoo gift shop offers a beautiful selection of toys and books for kids to enjoy and remember their visit.
What age groups is Battersea Zoo suitable for?
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is specially designed for the little ones, but people of all ages are welcome to join them!
Are there any indoor activities when raining?
Yes. There are stables and education/event cabins in which you can enjoy indoor activities in case of rain.
When is the best time to visit?
Battersea Zoo is open from 10 to 5 during the spring and summer, and from 10 to 4:30 (or dusk) during autumn and winter. The only days in which the zoo closes its doors are December 25th and 26th.
What should you take with you and why?
As Battersea Zoo has a lot of facilities, you do not need to take a lot of items with you. However, flat, sensible footwear is advised as is sun protection such as hats and sunscreen on warmer days is recommended.
What else can you do in the area?
This is one of London’s hidden gems and offers beautiful landscapes and amazing architecture. Inside Battersea Park you can find: <br/>The bandstand: sitting at the centre of Battersea Park, you can see a Victorian-era bandstand in which live events are often offered. <br/>The boating lake: in which you can hire a pedalo or rowing boat on an hourly basis. <br/>The Peace Pergola: An iconic structure of Battersea Park gifted to the city of London by the founder of the Japanese Buddhist movement.