Review: London Zoo with toddlers
London Zoo With Toddlers – What’s It Like?
We take a trip to review London Zoo with toddlers – how suitable is it for babies and small children?
One of the great things about living in London with toddlers and children is all the amazing things for them to do. And in typical living-in-London style, if they’re slightly far away we don’t often venture to actually do them.
This is why it took a Christmas present from my parents to get us to visit London Zoo with toddlers (Christmas was ten months ago, it’s taken us that long. Can we still blame the baby bubble?).
We Take a Trip To London Zoo
So London Zoo with toddlers, what’s it like?
What’s The Best Age For Children to Visit London Zoo?
1At very nearly one, Florence was (obviously) a bit too young to really appreciate it fully, but absolutely loved the penguins.
At nearly-four, Eliza loved most of it, and wanted to go again the next day.
What’s The Best Time To Visit London Zoo?
It probably pays to go out of season and avoid the peak summer / holiday times. We went on a Saturday though, it didn’t seem that busy.
Also, if you* buy tickets online it’ll save you having to queue to buy them. (* your mum buys them for you for Christmas. What a great idea for a present – mums, eh?)
What Is There To See?
The last time I went to the zoo was years and years ago, with my friend, as a sort of distraction pre-drinking (I’m pretty sure we went to the pub after). That time we saw Ian Brown in the monkey enclosure, brilliantly enough.
No perfectly fitting celeb spots this time, but as well as all the animals,, there’s a pretty decent playground in there too.
4) Elephant pregnancies are *this* long?
Top Tips For Visiting London Zoo With Toddlers
If your child decides she really, really more than anything wants her face painted, then it’s probably best to get it done there and then instead of hoping she’ll forget about it and then have to trek back twenty minutes later, when there’s a queue. It was one of the highlights of her day though (as well as giraffes. And the zebras. Oh, and the flamingos).
More London for toddlers…things to do in Crystal Palace, how to get a Baby on Board badge tips for getting around London on public transport with a baby and Crystal Palace Park Farm