The zoo will have a rebrand going from Brent Lodge to Hanwell Zoo "From BRENT LODGE to HANWELL ZOO From the 1st of April 2017, ‘Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre’ will be rebranded as ‘Hanwell Zoo’. Since the Animal Centre’s conception, 42 years ago, we have been a free to enter facility. However, rising costs and reductions in council subsidies mandate our zoo to introduce a small fee to facilitate our viability and ensuring it thrives into the future: £2.50 for adults, £1 for 3-16 year olds, under 3’s free, £15 adult season pass, £10 concess...ion season pass. These fee’s, amongst other revenue generating activities, will assist the zoo in becoming a self-sustaining and self-governing entity. We will also introduce a ‘Friends of Hanwell Zoo’ membership, which will entitle members to further discounts. A capital grant was awarded to us recently to help facilitate changes which will assist with this transition and will enhance our visitor experience. This is currently being used to develop: - A new entrance and gift shop. - A new play area and interactive learning opportunities. - New bathroom facilities. - New species spaces: Including capybara, tamarin and flamingo. - New butterfly and reptile house. - New experiences - A fuller event programme and a more interactive experience. - Also, a new website will be launched with the rebranding. As always, our focus is conservation and community. Our work with community groups and with some of the world’s rarest animals will continue and grow. We would like to thank all of our staff, volunteers and Ealing Council for all the hard work and dedication it has taken to provide this service over the past 42 years. And thank you to our visitors, who we trust will support us in our next stage of development."