Pre-visit information

We know how important it is for you to organise your school visits down to the finest detail.

As well as planning your route, to make sure you visit the wildlife you’ve been discussing in class, you’ll also want to know where the toilets, first aid and lost child points are, where to eat if it’s raining and how to avoid the gift shop until the end of the day!

We offer free pre-visits to teachers so that all the planning can be done in advance and you can relax and enjoy the visit with your pupils.

Simply complete the pre-visit form at the link below and post* or email it to us. We’ll authorise the form, return it to you and this is then your ticket into the zoo.

So, bring it along and you’ll be admitted free of charge. Relatives and friends are, of course, welcome to join you but we’re sorry – the pre-visit form only entitles the teacher bringing a school to a complimentary visit.

Download your pre-visit form here

*If you're posting your form to us, it's best to allow ten days for this to be returned to you. If emailing, we ask for a five day turnaround.


Discovery and Learning Division
Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton, Chester, CH2 1LH
Tel:  01244 650205 / 01244 389444