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A day at London Zoo

We’ve been lucky to have some amazing family days out recently. Last weekend we spent a day at London Zoo thanks to Superbreak who supplied us with a family ticket. We love going to the Zoo, especially as we heard there were a few new areas since our last visit.

a trip to the Zoo

Our first stop was the recreated South American beach landscape called Penguins Beach. We all love the penguins as thanks to the glass walls and underwater viewing areas you can watch them swimming around. We were also lucky enough to see them eating their breakfast as one of the Keepers was throwing them fish. We find the advertised feeding times too mobbed to be able to see anything so this was really fortuitous.

penguin beach

Little Sis demanded to see the Lions so we headed off to that corner of the Zoo, stopping off at Butterfly Paradise on the way. Housed in a giant caterpillar you can walk through the free flying butterflies and see the pupae holding room where the beautiful pupae develop and butterflies eventually emerge. For any child familiar with The Very Hungry Caterpillar this was a great exhibit!

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The children are at a really fun age, they loved their visit and were happy running around and seeing the animals. Little Sis loved everything she saw but particularly the Lions and Gorillas. We also discovered a great area called Animal Adventure where the children could run around and climb like the coatis, as well as explore a network of tunnels and meet underground animals in their own habitats.

Her brother enjoyed the Aquarium, where we spotted Nemo, and the Reptile House. There were some fun weekend activities which the children were happy to join in with and which really added to our day out.

Nemo at London Zoo

My favourite part was Into Africa as I love the Giraffes. This was our final stop for the day as we were all beginning to flag a little. It’s funny how little legs can run for miles when there’s so much to see and do. London Zoo definitely kept them busy and we all enjoyed our day out.

19 Comments

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    July 8, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    We love visiting London Zoo if we are in London when we have time

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    Kate Thompson
    July 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Sounds like you had a much better day there than we had! Half was closed and the remaining half looked thoroughly pathetic, we were really disappointed – but then we are rather spoilt with Colchester Zoo on our doorstep!

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    Julie
    July 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Aww love this post! I love London Zoo, well all zoos to be honest! looks like the kids had a great time! xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    July 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    We love zoos but we have never been to London Zoo. We must make the trip x

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    Pinkoddy
    July 9, 2014 at 3:13 am

    We haven’t been and def sounds like a great place to go. Glad you had a great time.

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    Kate Williams
    July 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Very jealous! I’d love to go to London Zoo it looks like great fun 🙂

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    July 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

    oh looks great i so wish we lived near london , so much more to do than up north and the zoo too x

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    Sonya Cisco
    July 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I have never been to London Zoo – I really should correct that this year, looks great!

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    Polly
    July 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    looks like a great trip – Haven’t been to London Zoo before – one day we’ll get there!

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    VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    July 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    We are due to visit London zoo soon. I do hope J loves it too.

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    Kara
    July 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    We adore london zoo and Sebby seems to have affinity with the penguins

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    Globalmouse
    July 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I haven’t been to London Zoo for years but would love to take my 3 – looks like it’s changed a lot since I was last there. Must start planning a trip!!

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    Fritha Strickland
    July 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve never been to London zoo but it looks fab! x

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    Helen @ Witty Hoots
    July 9, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve never been to London Zoo so this was a very interesting review. Like the penguin photo!

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      jenny
      July 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thanks, I love that you can get really close to them.

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    Zena's Suitcase
    July 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    My daughter would love a trip here by the sounds of things!

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    July 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Wow – what an amazing day out! Defo one to go on the to do list 🙂

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    Shell Louise
    July 12, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I would love to visit London Zoo one day. The butterfly house in the shape of a caterpillar sounds wonderful!

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    wendy
    July 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I love the sound of the Butterfly house, we are big fans of butterflies . Sounds a lovely day out x

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