London Zoo is opening its doors on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2011 for their annual Special Children’s Days uniquely designed for children with special needs and their families. Specialist facilities and helpers will be on hand, as well as free talks throughout the day with British Sign Language interpreters and unique ‘Touch Tours’.

Tickets are being offered at a significantly reduced rate of:

  • All children up to 18yrs: £8.50 (normally £16.40 per children up to 16yrs)
  • One essential carer per family: FREE (carers must be over 18yrs)  Essential carers, in this instance, are those required to guide a child with sight impairment, autism, or to push a wheelchair for example.
  • Additional adults: £12.50 (normally £20.50 per person)
  • Children under 3yrs: FREE

All tickets can be purchased direct from London Zoo’s website:
When booking your tickets if you let London Zoo know that you heard about this event through Daytrippers, by selecting Daytrippers from the drop down menu on the zoo’s on-line booking form, you will be entitled to the following FREE SPECIAL EXTRAS:

  • Entry into a EXCLUSIVE DAYTRIPPERS PRIZE DRAW for the winners to feed a mystery animal on the day.
  • FREE ride on one of the carousel’s for any child with special needs.
  • FREE admission to Special Children’s Day Bouncy Castle and discounts on face painting, retail & catering outlets.
  • The opportunity for a special up close and personal ‘Touch Tour’ for any child with a visual impairment.

Other highlights of the day are:

  • An exclusive welcome entrance with a ‘Welcome Pack’ including your day-planner, Daytrippers quiz with a special prize to be won, and discount vouchers.
  • ‘Discovery Zone’ with hands-on activities, storytelling, live animals, crafts, face painting and more.
  • Animal feed’s, talks and displays throughout the day.
  • Unique ‘Touch Tours’ for children with sight impairment.
  • Animal Adventure (children’s zoo with Touch Paddock, Splash Zone, Root Zone, Secret Garden and animals).
  • Live: The Dixie Swing Band
  • Additional staff and volunteers on hand for assistance and safety.
  • Additional facilities onsite including hoists in changing tents at two separate locations, additional disabled toilets and respite areas for families.
  • Charity Hub: An onsite hub where charities will be on hand to offer guidance, information and networking opportunities for families.
  • And last but not least the whole of London Zoo to explore and enjoy at your own leisure with the largest collection of animals anywhere in the UK!