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ZSL Special Children’s Day 2014

ZSL Special Children’s Day is running again at ZSL London Zoo, and for the first time at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, welcoming children with special needs and their families and friends
‘Discounted entry’ – We are happy to announce that tickets for Special Children’s Day have been frozen for the 3rd consecutive year!
All children 3-18yrs: £8.50
1 Carer per family: Free
Additional adults: £12.75
Under 3yrs: Free
Highlights include:
Singing Hands, Discovery Zone, Animals feeds and displays, arts & craft, sensory storytelling, Meet the Keepers, Wildlife Gardening Event,  sensory and themed games and activities, onsite BSL, increased facilities and staff and much more!!

London Zoo Special Children’s Day:

Whipsnade Zoo Special Children’s Day: Zoo

More News & Media

Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.