Christmas Carnival at the Zoo | Festive Events at ZSL London Zoo

Deck the Zoo with bales of hay... well that’s the way the song goes at ZSL London Zoo. Yep it’s Christmastime, and the Zoo is getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas Carnival – an animal packed celebration of all things festive.

London, United Kingdom, December 09, 2009 --( Shed your serious side and pop on a Santa hat for a day full of fun at ZSL London Zoo. First stop is the Animal Parade; where some of the Zoo’s four legged creatures will go on a Christmas stroll through the grounds. Accompanied by Christmas music and jingles, kids and adults alike will love being able to join in with the llamas, donkeys, and other animals in the daily demonstration.

For any budding zoologists out there, ZSL London Zoo is in need of some Keeper’s Little Helpers. Lending a helping hand with preparing gifts for the ring tailed coatis in Animal Adventure, children will love stuffing hessian stockings with tasty treats and then watching as the raccoon-like creatures use ingenious tricks to get to them.

With lots more on offer, including craft activities, face painting, animal demonstrations and fun-packed Keeper talks and animal feeds the whole family will be able to enjoy the fun festivities on offer at ZSL London Zoo. For more information or to book your tickets please visit


Editor’s Notes

Press Officer: Rebecca Smith, 0207 449 6236,

Date of event: Daily from Saturday 19th December 2009 to Thursday 24th December 2009.

All Daily Events are included in the ticket price. For fast track entry, tickets can be bought online at

Ticket Prices:-

Adult: £16.50

Child: £13.50

Under 3: Free

Concession: £15.00

Saver Ticket (Two adults and two children): £54.50

Daily Events and Whats On:

Animal Parade

There will be a daily Animal Parade starting at the children’s zoo, Animal Adventure, with a selection of the Zoo’s animals.

Keeper’s Little Helpers

Children will be able to help the keepers provide an enrichment activity for the Zoo’s ring tailed coatis in Animal Adventure. They will stuff a hessian sack with straw and snacks for the animal and then watch as the Zookeepers give it to the animals.

Festive Folktales

Visitors will be able to take a moment to sit and relax as ZSL tells a traditional story from faraway lands with the help of some Zoo inhabitants.

Field of Penguins

Children will design and create unique penguin sculptures from different recycled materials to be added to the Field of Penguins on the Zoo’s main lawn.

For ZSL London Zoo opening times and to purchase tickets, visit


Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity: our key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research at the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation overseas. For further information please visit
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