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Battersea Park Children's Zoo, London

3.5
#31 of 102 in Parks in London
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo can be found by the picturesque riverside walk in leafy Battersea Park. It is an exciting animal experience that combines a zoo, animal encounters, large well equipped play area, gift shop and café.

Amongst the animals you can see are cheeky monkeys, noisy otters, leaping lemurs, nosey meerkats and farmyard favourites.

At the weekend and during the school holidays visitors can watch the animals eat at set feeding times; a chance to see the otters dive for their fish or the meerkats come running, tails in the air, for their favourite treat.

Visitors can also take part by helping the friendly animal keepers to feed the farm animals.

The perfect venue for a family outing.
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  • A High price for this zoo with very less number of animals is what we found and got disappointed. Can have some eats in the café, and that's it .  more »
  • I recently took my young grandson to this zoo. Unfortunately he was more interested in the tractor and fire engine due to the lack of petting animals (sheep and goats etc). Even the two pigs are from ...  more »
  • Feel yourself lucky if you can touch an animal behind the fences. No sheeps, no goats, no cows. Very small area. And the entry fee is overpriced.  more »
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  • Small, all too small. Too many birds in far too small cages. Parrots squeezed around light lamp looking for heat and again very small space without any green brunches. No sky view. The list is long... all animals have less then minimum ... corn snake wouldn't be able to stretch his body in his enclosure. For me it was traumatic experience but my 2yo had good time on the play area. Price to big. Never go there again.
  • I absolutely loved this wee zoo. Our son is 16months old and it was brilliant for him - lots of animals to see, sand to play in, some huts for when it rains, a playground, small rides and all easy with a buggy. The cafe is a bit cramped - but has a good selection of healthy and unhealthy provisions (and highchairs). Loos are at the other side of the zoo, but as it's quite small, it's not too much of a hardship to get to them.
  • A glorified farm; not worth the entrance price. I don't know if I'd recommend this 'zoo' to parents with young kids. There are *more* play places (sand pits, life-size play fire engine, paid for machines and toys, etc) than there are 'zoo' areas/animals which distracts attention from seeing the animals. You'll essentially be paying £20-40 for your child to play with sand or go on some swings.
  • Nice atmosphere, reasonable price (do check online) got a code from vouchercloud for free child entry. Enough animals for a full afternoon of fun. They have feeding times and talks schedule. Cafe was pricey
  • We had an amazing time as a family of 4 at the zoo. Although the animal part wasn't that big as expected more like local children farm but for children age 1-5 I think it is just right. The zoo it self got a large play ground for children,so my children spend more time in playing area and were less interesting in visiting animas. Also there's animal feeding time table which your children can get involved in. As a family we had packed lunch so it wasn't that costly to us, although tickets were bit to pricy aspecialy​ with children age between 1-4 Overall we spend round 3hour in zoo.

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