Outreach

Our Safari Ranger brings a little bit of the zoo to your school!

Is your school within a thirty minutes’ driving radius of Chester Zoo? If so, our Safari Ranger is ready and set to visit local primary, secondary, further education and special schools to deliver exciting interactive workshops to your students, for FREE!

Our intrepid Safari Ranger arrives in the Rangermobile and brings along brilliant biofacts for use in our workshops.

Elephant tusks, snake skins, macaw feathers, skulls, porcupine quills or ostrich eggs are just a few of the amazing biofacts which our Safari Ranger uses to teach your pupils about the natural world in our sessions which include interactive activities too. Our artefacts really do bring a little bit of the zoo to you!

Just so you know, no live animals are included in our visits.

Take a look at the links below to see our range of Safari Ranger workshops

You’ll find our workshops great either as a stand-alone session or as preparation for your pupils’ visit to the zoo and we’re always happy to chat and discuss your needs beforehand so your pupils have the best possible experience from our visit.

Download our teacher guidelines

Book a FREE visit

To book a visit to your school, or for more information, you can contact our Safari Ranger by emailing safariranger@chesterzoo.org or by phone on 01244 389 738. Our Safari Ranger is out at schools for a good part of the day so leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, due to incredible demand, we're now fully booked for the remainder of the academic year. However, we're happy to take enquiries for the 2016-2017 academic year (from September). Please don’t hesitate to contact us on email and we'll do our best to visit your school in the coming year!


We offer great discounts for educational visits, so take a look at the relevant Key Stage below to see what workshops we offer in the zoo.

Our Safari Ranger project is a FREE, in-school service kindly supported by Philip Barker Charity and Urenco Capenhurst along with various small grants.