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Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Battersea Park Children's Zoo is a place where children and parents/carers can go to find out more about animals of all kinds, including rabbits, donkeys, mice and monkeys. The zoo encourages 'up-close' encounters with animals and teaches children about conservation. 

The zoo is aimed at children and young people aged 2-15 years and their families.

At the zoo, children and adults can:

  • see animals from around the world;
  • hear, smell and touch animals; and
  • learn more about animals and the environment.

Please contact the zoo before visiting to check closing times or to book groups, tours or parties in advance. No dogs are allowed at the zoo, except guide dogs for the blind. At the zoo, there are many different kinds of animals. There is also a play area for children. Snacks, hot and cold drinks are available to buy from our shop and there is access to a heated indoor baby feeding room with chairs, toys, books and a microwave.

**Coronavirus information**

"Entry to the zoo is on a first come first served basis. 

There is only ONE queue to enter the zoo, this includes: Online ticket holders, members and those purchasing tickets on the door. Whenever we reach capacity we operate on a 'one in one out' basis. Please be aware this may lead to longer waiting times to enter."

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Where to go

Battersea Park Zoo
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
The zoo is open every day.
Summer 10:00am - 5:30pm
Winter 10:00am - 4:30pm or dusk
Last entry half hour before closing


Check the Zoo's website for latest information

Last updated: 06 May 2021