Celebrating 35 years of Dear Zoo at London ZSL

MUCH-LOVED book Dear Zoo is turning 35 this year and to celebrate London Zoo have created a story trail for youngsters to enjoy.

It commences with a story (Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell obvs) inside a crate and I won’t spoil the surprise but it was wonderfully interactive and Rafael was enthralled by the activities. 

Following this, the kids are given a card with five or six different animals to hunt out and get a stamp to say they have seen that creature.

The zoo is already a pretty special experience but seeing it from a child’s eye makes it even more memorable! Dragging Rafa around Tiger Territory was fantastic – the multi sensory experiences were so intriguing for him. He loved the tiger paws cast into the floor, the bronze statues, the real life tigers and cubs and the metal paw where if you twist a stick, a set of claws pop  out. 

Collecting stamps was an exciting way for Rafa to see the zoo, and he loved stamping his card (dragging him away from the stamp was a problem!) 

Apparently if you collect all your stamps you get a sticker, but we didn’t get that far as Rafael tried to throw his card into the donkey enclosure…. then  used it as a colouring paper and fell asleep! 

Dear Zoo is included in your entry price and is only on from April 1-17 (so including the Easter weekend) so hurry!

Book tickets to London Zoo here

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