These are unusual times and things can change quickly. Please review the latest travel tips before you travel. As it stands, hotel stays may be permitted from May 17th. Please note that our editors visited these locations prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
WWith the hope that hotels reopen in May, the holidays are once again an exciting opportunity. And the following locations aren’t just for kids – they’re ideal for those looking for an overnight UK safari. From after-hours access, “ survival techniques ” workshops and free tours, to exclusive feeding sessions and mornings where the call of nature wakes you from your natural sleep, here is our selection of the best zoo hotels and nightlife parks.
ZSL London Zoo Lodges, London
Stay here for a behind-the-scenes look at how London Zoo works. The ZSL staff welcome guests and are unfailingly friendly and enthusiastic – expect to leave with an invigorated desire to learn more about the species you encounter. Free access to the zoo during opening hours is included on the first day and the following day of your stay at the zoo. A stay at the Lion Lodges includes three visits. As part of these, you will visit animals during the enrichment and feeding periods. Among the animals that guests might encounter are pygmy hippos, African hunting dogs, warthogs, Humboldt penguins, and yeses.