Not only is it really, really big and open every single day but you get to walk with the penguins! Really! We caught up with the Penguin Parade recently and could not believe it when the penguins began to waddle out of their enclosure and join us on the outside. We then went for a little stroll with – well, behind – them. The quirkest, funniest thing ever. The girls really were gobsmacked.
And for me, this is the most amazing thing about Zurich Zoo – every single time we go, something completely amazing and different happens! There is a goat petting zoo, an elephant enclosure, which is stunning architecturally in the shape of a giant tortoise shell, lots of incredible playgrounds, peacocks wandering around everywhere and so much more - I won't spoil all the surprises.
And we now have annual membership which means we can pop in and out as we please without the stress of having to cover the whole place in a day – which is nigh on impossible when accompanied by little legs. We have single parent membership (hubbie is not keen on the zoo) which costs us 170CHF. For this we get a personalised card (they take a photo there and then) and can avoid the queues – your picture and a welcome message flashes up on the gate as you enter – and can come and go whenever. And we do, sunshine or rain!
Don't delay, visit as soon as you can, this place is brilliant.
Regular annual membership –two parents with children - is 210Sfr
Daily admission is: Adults 26Sfr, Young people 16-24 – 19Sfr, Children 6-15 13 Sfr, Children under 6 go free
Family day pass – 71Sfr