Zoo Nights at London Zoo

ZSL zoo nights

A day out in London is always filled with excitement and adventure – it’s even more fun with you’re there for a weekend! But it’s nice to do something just for the adults, right? Well, listen up grown-ups, you can head out for Zoo Nights and London Zoo!

ZSL zoo nights

What is Zoo Nights?

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It’s a really wild event where you can enjoy the zoo when the sun goes down…at night!

And it’s only open to adults. So, join the rest at London Zoo for a night of big kids having fun and experiencing the wildlife at night.

Only on Fridays.

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Where is Zoo Nights?

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You’ll find this fantastic event at London Zoo!
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Outer Cir,

Opening Times

Every Friday from the 28th July from 18:00 - 22:00


£21.50 per adult

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What does the Zoo Nights at London Zoo Experience Include?

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This adult-only event running on Fridays is an unmissable evening that joins London city life with a kid-free evening and time to explore the zoo at your leisure – with the after-work London crowd. No tears or tantrums in sight!

At London Zoo’s fabulous attraction, you’ll find a whole host of animal enclosures and animal habitats for you to discover! You can explore the world of wildlife in the heart of the city while enjoying GIANT animal-themed games, interesting and curious animal talks given by expert guides and uncovering animal behaviors as the sun starts setting. You can even attend fun talks and tours like The Birds and Bees… Not to mention some really cool face painting too – what animal would you turn into?

Put your skills to the test with some outrageously cool games – all at Twilight time! See whether you have a speed of a cheetah or the mind of an ape – it’s time for a friendly competition against your family or friends! Who will be the ultimate winner?!

Also…did you hear that 1000 rubber ducks have arrived at London Zoo? Their Grade I listed Lubetkin Penguin pool has been transformed into a giant game of ‘Hook a Duck’ – it’s a must-play! Channel your inner child as you swing for the ducks – how many can you hook?

There might even be a Zooniversity Challenge style game show! There’s plenty of choice of fun-filled games and animals to see in plenty of time too!

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Food & Drink

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Of course, you can’t enjoy a wild night out without some grub! You’ll have an excellent choice of delicious street food to munch on. All different flavours and unique in taste. Tantalising, delectable and moreish – what could be better?

We heard there may be Bailey’s milkshake on offer… Tempting! Check out the food stalls and see what treats you can find!

It’s the perfect event for adults who LOVE animals and letting loose but without children!


How long does Zoo Nights last for?

They’re running every Friday until 28th July. From 18:00 – 21:30.

Please note animal exhibits will all be closed by 21:30

Is day entry to London Zoo included in the Zoo Nights ticket?

Unfortunately, no. You will have to purchase a separate ticket if you want to visit during the day as well.

Will the animals be awake?

They sure will be. But their bedtimes are between 20:30 – 21:30. So, make sure you come with enough time if you’d like to see the animals in the evening.

Where does The Birds and Bees tour star?

The starting point will be outside the gift shop.

Is this event really just for adults?

Yep! Adults only – please the kids behind.
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So, grown-ups are you excited for an animalistic evening like no other? Zoo Nights at London Zoo will be packed with a variety of animal games, exciting entertainment and food! What more could you ask for?

Looking for more grown-up events? Horror fans unite at the SAW Experience, sip on fruity cocktails in…Alcotraz, Liverpool get creative at a drink and draw event!

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