Book Your School Visit

It’s really easy to book a school visit!

If you’re coming to the zoo for a self-guided educational visit, just give our Discovery and Learning team a call on 01244 650205 or 01244 389444 and we’ll take all your details over the phone and then send you a confirmation letter which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.

If you’d like to have one (or more) of our popular workshops, take a look at what we offer in the appropriate Key Stage link and then just give us a call on 01244 650205 or 01244 389444 to arrange available dates and time slots.

Once you’ve decided on these, we’ll ask you to complete one of our booking forms:

Education bookings

Autumn 2017 & Spring 2018 (Off-Peak)   (Monday 4 September 2017 - Thursday 29 March 2018)   Download booking form


Psychology workshop bookings

Autumn 2017 & Spring 2018 (Off-Peak)
  (Monday 4 September 2017 - Thursday 29 March 2018)
  Booking form coming soon


When you’ve completed both pages of the booking form, please email it to us at or pop it in the post to:

Discovery and Learning Division, Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton, Chester, CH2 1LH

We’ll confirm the booking back to you, once we’ve received the form.

A couple of things we should mention...

It’s a condition of booking that we have the name of the Group Leader and a mobile contact for them whilst in the zoo.

Also, if you decide to cancel the workshops once we’ve received your booking form, we do reserve the right to charge for these if we are unable to re-fill the sessions.

Our office hours are 8-5pm Monday to Wednesday and 8-4pm Thursday to Friday. If our phones are busy, please leave a message and we will return your call within two working days. And, if you’re bringing littlies and would like to receive our free wristbands, don’t forget to mention this at the time of booking.

Free school visits:

In July we announced a commitment to providing free entry to the zoo for 30,000 school pupils visiting between November 2017 and February 2018, in a bid to broaden the impact of our work as a conservation and education charity inspiring the next generation of conservationists. We have been delighted by the reaction of schools, many of them from areas we have never previously worked with, helping us to expand the reach of our educational activities. If you would like to book a school visit during this time and have not yet done so, we regret to inform you that the free places are fully booked. However, we still welcome your visit and invite you to take advantage of our specially discounted educational rates.