London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo and makes a wonderful day out for families, couples and friends alike.
Located in Regent’s Park, a family trip to London Zoo doesn’t have to break the bank – especially if you qualify for an NHS London Zoo discount.
That said, if you haven’t been to London Zoo before it can be difficult to navigate, especially with kids in tow. Read on to find out how to make the most out of your trip in this collaborative post!
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How to make the most of a trip to London Zoo
Plan your day
Planning will make a big difference to your trip. Firstly, carefully select the right day to visit: if you arrive on a rainy day, many of the animals will retreat into shelter. Plus, it’s not much fun to walk around the zoo in the rain. Regardless of the season you’re visiting in, it’s worth trying to pick out a dry day. Ensure that you bring food and drink to keep yourself fuelled, without having to constantly visit kiosks. In addition, planning your transport in advance can help ease any stress too.
Stay for the talks
One of the added benefits of visiting London Zoo is that they host plenty of talks to help you discover more about the animals you’re seeing. Experts and zookeepers will be able to impart all their knowledge to help you truly understand how these amazing animals thrive. When you arrive, make sure you pick up a list of talk and feeding times to ensure you get the best out of your trip.
Be prepared for the unexpected
Animals are unpredictable. Even in their enclosures, you never know when you might see a special moment. When you’re taking a look at the animals, try and be patient and take your time. You never know if you might time your viewing perfectly to discover something sublime.
Look out for the extras
London Zoo has all sorts of animals, flora and fauna to keep you entertained for the whole day. However, there are certain times of the year when you get extras on top of this. There are the famous Christmas lights that switch on every year at the zoo. Meanwhile, there are plenty of evening events during the summer to make the most of those gorgeous light evenings. Plus, you can visit the Reptile House to see the exact section of the zoo that featured in the Harry Potter films!
This is a collaborative post.