All you need to know

...about planning your nursery, school or college visit is here on these pages!

We welcome over 100,000 educational visitors every year to the zoo, so we know just what’s important to you when you’re planning your trip. We know you want a safe environment, to know where to eat (especially if it’s wet!), where to store things, how to do a pre-visit, how much a visit costs and how to get the best learning experience for your pupils.

Take a look at the links below if you want to ask us any further questions, just give our Education Team a call on 01244 650205 or 389444.

FREE visits for school children (November 2018 - February 2019)!

We’re pleased to offer free entry to the zoo for 35,000 school pupils visiting between 1 November 2018 and 28 February 2019, in a bid to broaden the impact of our work as a conservation and education charity inspiring the next generation of conservationists. We're welcoming bookings from schools who were unable to take advantage of the initiative last year (Nov 2017 - Feb 2018).  If your school meets the Terms and Conditions then we’d love to hear from you.  The number of free admission places and admissions per day is limited; you may therefore be asked to visit on another day and/or book using our discounted educational rates. Please make sure you read our T+C's before booking. Please note, due to overwhelming demand, the free school places for November 2018 - February 2019 are now fully booked. Find out more information here.