Nursery Schools

The zoo is such an exciting place for young children with so many animals to look at, to listen to and to smell!

It’s a place that sets our senses buzzing and where we start our fascination with our four-legged, two-legged, winged, scaled and finned friends!

It’s never too early for your pupils to start learning about the natural world and the animals and plants we share it with. 

This year, we’re running a wonderful seasonal workshop which your older nursery children might be interested in … 

Wild Winter!

A special treat for younger children! We’ll take your pupils on a torchlight walk through a magical wood as they listen to tales of the forest and learn about native woodland creatures. Our walk will take us to Santa’s Workshop, where we’ll help his elves make gifts for our native wild animals in winter. 

Back in the enchanted wood, we’ll meet Santa in his woodland cave and show him the presents we’ve made. Santa will be so thrilled he’ll let the children take the gifts back to school or home to give to the animals.

We’ll be running Wild Winter from Monday 17th November to Wednesday 17th December. 

Booking closes on 3rd November.

For more information and prices, why not give our Education team a call on 01244 650205 or 01244 389444.


We know it can be daunting bringing a group of very young children to the zoo, so the better organised you are and the more familiar you and your group leaders are with the plan for your day the greater the enjoyment for everyone. And we’ve done our best to make things a little easier for you!

As a nursery teacher, we offer you a free pre-visit (see Pre-visit Information) and we have also put together a resource to help you plan your day:

Download our Nursery Schools Information

As we’ve suggested in our resource above, having a topic for your day can really help you have a more structured and educational visit. So, we’ve put together a couple of ideas for you to work through with your nursery pupils which we hope your children will find enjoyable and stimulate them to want to know more about the natural world.

Movement for Nursery Schools

Colour and Pattern for Nursery Schools


It’s never too early to get children excited about animals and the world around them and as a nursery school you qualify for our special educational prices if you are coming during term time and on a weekday.

For further information, call our Education team on 01244 650205 or 01244 389444 for a chat.