Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017

“Special Children’s Day” is back at ZSL London Zoo this May with a host of extra special interactive events to welcome children with special needs and their families for a unique weekend at the Zoo.

Highlighting the wonders of the natural world to children with additional educational needs and disabilities, the popular event will run on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, and will see a host of special events laid on, from Sensory Storytelling to Wildlife Gardening, creating an event not to be missed.

Highlights will include amazing animal LIVE! talks, accompanied throughout the weekend by British Sign Language interpreters; and Singing Hands, who use Makaton-themed signs, songs, rhythms and games to introduce audiences to the world’s wildlife.

There’s an opportunity to meet animals close up and get hands on in the touch paddock at the Zoo’s Animal Adventure exhibit, investigate nature in our Hands on Habitats activity, or get stuck in with Wildlife Gardening where guests can plant their very own seed to take away and grow at home.

Alongside the special events, families can spend their day visiting the 700 species that call the Zoo home, from majestic Asiatic lions and 10-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs to mischievous squirrel monkeys, meerkats and mongooses.

ZSL’s Hannah Pritchard, coordinator of the event, said: “Special Children’s Day is a wonderful event that provides lots of exciting ways for children with a variety of needs to enjoy a day at the Zoo.

“The weekend’s relaxed and inclusive environment allows families to explore the Zoo in their own time, ensuring the wonders of the animal kingdom are accessible to all.”

With specialist facilities and additional staff on hand throughout the day, as well as a Charity Hub, Chill Out Room and discounted entry, “Special Children’s Day” is an exciting event not to be missed.

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