• 22 to 28 October 2017
11.00 to 15.30

Ticketing info

Suitable for 5-11s and families.

Pick up your trail as you enter the Tower
Trails also available in the Raven Shop

Puppet making is in the Lower Bowyer Tower

Storytelling sessions at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 in the Upper Wakefield. Sessions last for 15-20 minutes.

Included in palace admission

For 600 years, the animals of the Royal Menagerie brought majesty, curiosity, danger and awe to the Tower of London.  By 1832 they were gone – sent off to the brand new London Zoological Gardens in Regent’s Park.

During October half term, families can bring the animals back to the Tower as they reanimate history! 

  • Follow a trail and draw the animals you spot around the Tower.
  • Bring the animals right off the page at our drop-in puppet making station.
  • Come and listen to ‘Animal Tales’, stories from the Menagerie (drop-in).


An illustration showing a polar bear in the River Thames with one paw in the water and one reaching for a fish which appears to have been tossed a little way above the polar bear's head

Explore more

Go on an interactive adventure at the Tower. Meet characters from history, explore all around you, do challenges and win badges!


Defend the Tower is a costumed, live historical re-enactment. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies!

Open daily until 20 October

35 mins