COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

From Monday 12th April 2021 you'll be able to visit the zoo and see some of the amazing animals that we share our planet with - including our newest residents and 'otterly' adorable otter cubs!

We are following the latest government guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and have introduced a number of measures at the zoo to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for all of our visitors. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our zoo is home to over 100 animals and we are committed to providing a safe outdoor environment where our guests can enjoy the fresh air and reconnect with the natural world. To help us achieve this goal, please listen to our friendly team members, maintain social distancing, follow our signposted safety notices and most of all... have a great day at the zoo!

  • NHS Track and Trace

NHS Track and Trace scanning points can be found at the zoo entrance. It is required that all visitors over the age of 16 use this service, so please ensure you have the NHS app downloaded on your smartphone or fill out the manual forms on entry. 

  • Face coverings

Face coverings are mandatory in ALL indoor areas in the zoo including the toilets, when exiting through the zoo shop and in our takeaway cafe. They are NOT mandatory when outdoors anywhere around the zoo.

 

  • Cashless payments online and at the zoo gate

It is preferable for our members and visitors to book their tickets online prior to visiting the zoo to allow for 'contactless' entry. Where this is not possible we would prefer contactless payments for entry and within the zoo in order to reduce the amount of cash changing hands.

  • Visitors can purchase tickets online and at the zoo gates on the day of their visit

We are not currently running a pre-booking or time-slot booking system. Tickets purchased online can be used on any day within 30 days of purchase. Our team is constantly monitoring the site and our visitor capacity.

  • Helping our visitors practice social distancing

Upon entering the zoo you will see a clear one-way system has been designed to guide you around the zoo. We ask everyone to follow the Government's latest social distancing guidelines and maintain a safe 2-metre distance from one another.

  • Hand washing stations around the zoo

At frequent stops around the zoo, we have hand washing facilities and have added hand sanitiser dispensers which will make it easy for our visitors to regularly clean their hands.

  • Keeper talks are currently suspended

To avoid large crowds from forming we have suspended our daily schedule of keeper talks. However, we are pleased to introduce our new virtual keeper talks to the zoo, these will be available to our visitors through smartphone QR code technology and will be easily located at many of our exhibits. But don't worry, our friendly keepers are always on hand to chat and answer your questions around the zoo.

  • Takeaway cafe
Our zoo cafe will be open, providing takeaway refreshments throughout the day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics to enjoy at various picnic spots around the zoo.