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There’s sooooooo much to discover in our brand new PLAY! space that’s been lovingly created by our play experts.

Climb like a lemur and uncover our tree-top hideaways in the Lost Forest, crawl across the scramble nets like an aye-aye and play on our sandy beach like a ploughshare tortoise! (Animal impressions encouraged.)

If you’re feeling brave, climb to the very top of our HUGE 30ft baobab tree slide and then slippy slide allllll the way back down to the ground.

Make a BIG splash in our dry river bed or play hide and seek in our Madagascan grasses.

There’s even chance to explore our Madagascar field station and find challenge boxes with a few wildlife surprises to discover.

Phew! After all of that, why not chill out and have a bite to eat in our picnic nests.

The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s also loads of fun games and activities run by our Zoo Rangers – check out the next PLAY! dates here.

Download our PLAY! map to find all the fun > (pdf)

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Why not play our games?!

PLAY! Online

PLAY! Lists

What’s on your soundtrack for a day at the zoo? Choose from our playlist and get your day off to a roaring start.

PLAY! Lists

PLAY! Mates

We all have a favourite PLAY! Mate. They can come to the zoo too! Keep your eyes peeled for events and bring them along.

Zoo Events

Book Tickets

Come to the zoo to experience even more fun!