Model Danielle Lloyd opens Santa’s grotto at London Zoo

Model, mother and TV personality Danielle Lloyd took her sons Archie and Harry to meet Santa Claus, his faithful reindeer and helpful elves last week at the opening of his grotto in London Zoo.

Father Christmas will be taking time out of his busy schedule to meet the children on his ‘nice’ list this Christmas, whilst his cheeky elf photographers are on hand to capture the magical moment.

Harry and Archie got their visit in early, but youngsters can lend a hand at the daily ‘Keeper’s Little Helpers’ sessions, where they’ll be preparing treats and presents for the Zoo’s animals – including stuffing stockings for the meerkats and otters.

There will also be carousel rides, keeper talks and animal demonstrations to keep visitors young and old entertained.

The festive lodge is open every weekend from now until Christmas, and every day from December 20 to 24. Parents go free while tickets for children are �7, or �5 for those under three. for advance bookings visit