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11 January - 15 February
29 February - 28 March
1h 30m
Free with Zoo entry

Join one of our team on a relaxing guided walk around the Zoo.

This 90 minute walk and talk will be an opportunity to spend time with our experts, getting behind-the-scenes info and occasionally strolling off the beaten track of the Zoo. Each walk is held on a Thursday at 10.30am, starting from the Visitor Centre at the main entrance.

Meet other like-minded Zoo visitors and breathe in our big green spaces while admiring the picturesque surroundings - nurturing both body and mind.

*There will be no walk on Thursday the 1st of February*

Each week's walk will have a different theme, our upcoming schedule is:

  • 11 January: Powered by Plants - As some of us take on 'Veganuary' this month, we meet the species that are powered by plants all year round. 

  • 18 January: Bad Reputation - Checking out the 'bad guys' of the animal world and finding out if their reputations are deserved. Take a trip on the wild side to visit the undertakers, scavengers, and bad omens of the animal kingdom.

  • 25 January: Bird Watch - Celebrating birds and the flutter of colour they provide in our gardens, whilst learning about their importance in the ecosystem. Please bring along binoculars if you have some.   

  • 8 February: Chinese New Year - As we prepare for the Lunar New Year, come join us to meet some of the contestants for "The Great Race".  

  • 15 February: Darwin Day - Charles Darwin was fundamental in our understanding of life and the species we see today. Join us on our walk around the zoo as we explore evolution in action.

*Break for February Half Term*

  • 29 February: Reintroduction success - Celebrate some of the incredible, successful reintroduction projects both here in the UK and around the world! 

  • 7 March: International Women's Day - With International Day of Women and Girls in Science happening in February, and International Women's Day occurring on the 8th of March, learn about the incredible science taking place in ZSL by our women and non-binary scientists and educators.

  • 14 March: Amazing Antelope - Discover a new admiration for these awesome athletes with beautiful faces and magnificent horns. Find out how they helped reveal an extraordinary truth about our world.   

  • 21 March: World Animal Days of March - There are several Animal Days in March - Pigs, Bears, Frogs and Butterflies. Join us in learning a bit more about these wonderful, diverse families and the challenges they face in the wild.  

  • 28 March: Fearsome face off - Learn about the adaptions that animals must survive in the wild, comparing their abilities to see who is the toughest!  


Joining these walks is free of charge other than paid entry to the Zoo for non-members. Please arrive early to avoid queues at Zoo entry.

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