Families wondering how to get their very merry Christmas off to a roaring start need look no further, as ZSL London Zoo opens its gates for the London Zoo Lodges’ Meet Santa Experience – a limited series of magical, festive sleepovers, taking place between Friday 16 – Friday 23 December.
The overnight Christmas stay will treat animal-loving families to after-hours tours of London Zoo and its incredible creatures, delicious food, and, of course, a chance to meet the big man himself, Father Christmas – who will visit each family bearing gifts!
Check into your own snow-topped lodge in the heart of London Zoo, before heading out on your first animal adventure – an exclusive tour of the Zoo’s epic Land of the Lions, and a chance to find out how Asiatic lions Bhanu and Arya will celebrate Christmas.
Make Christmas presents for the animals and enjoy a two-course dinner, before being whisked off after dark to meet some of the Zoo’s nocturnal residents for a behind-the-scenes peek into life at the famous zoo at night.
After sleeping within a whisker of the lions, visitors may find themselves awoken by roars – the Zoo’s traditional alarm clock – signalling it’s time to enjoy a hearty breakfast.
Before the world-famous zoo opens for the day, guests will deliver presents to the animals on an exclusive morning tour, before discovering what some of London Zoo’s other 15,000 residents might be getting for Christmas.
Guests can then spend the rest of their special day exploring the day-time festivities at the Magic of Christmas at London Zoo or hop over to Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to see elephants, rhinos and more – as the experience includes two full days zoo entry and includes both ZSL zoos.
The most unique way to spread goodwill this Christmas, families experiencing the Zoo’s Christmas sleepover will also be supporting international wildlife charity ZSL’s vital conservation work around the world.
For an unforgettable Christmas experience, book your tickets for the London Zoo Lodges’ Meet Santa Experience online now at www.zsl.org