Explore: Battersea Park Zoo

Yes, I am aware that this is a childrens zoo. I should probably pretend I took my niece and nephews, but I’ll be honest with you, it was just me and The Bloke, both in our 20s and possibly just as excited as the kids it was intended for.

Everyone has heard of London Zoo and London Aquarium – they are huge tourist attractions and hold some of the world’s biggest and scariest predators. Battersea Park Zoo is very small. We both have a small obsession with otters (they are so damn cute, if you don’t believe me just look at this picture) and went specifically to see otter feeding time. Those little things are mental! Running round and round, squeaking, falling over, and one of them was lying on its back juggling a pebble. I went into cute meltdown!

 

The zoo also has emus, monkeys, some amphibians, a couple of reptiles and some adorable meerkats.

Sleepy meerkats under their heat lamp

They also have animals that you can pet such as donkeys, ponies, goats and rabbits.

Just stroking a goat

The place is covered in play areas, hopscotch paintings and arcade toys just to reinforce that it really is a place to go with small children. We were only there for about an hour, but with feeding times throughout the day, picnic areas and gift shop there is more than enough to fill up a sunny Saturday with some hyperactive children once the weather perks up.

I love these little gems hidden away in London!

1st photo from www.batterseaparkzoo.com. All photos property of Shopped and Dropped, do not re-use without permission.

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