Our Early Years and Foundation Studies (EYFS) programme is a young programme, just like its target audience of 0 to 5 year olds. Our Conservation Tots events have multiple benefits to children, their caregivers and the planet!

Our free-to-enter Wildlife Connections Festival, in association with Darwin Escapes, is now in its fifth year! It will take place at our 14 acre Nature Reserve on the weekend of 18 & 19 September.

 

Play is serious business at Chester Zoo. We’ve been working hard to make the zoo as playful as possible. Why? Because play helps ensure a FANTASTIC zoo visit for our guests and it can even help us ACHIEVE our conservation mission.

 

Wow! Well then Codebreakers, you’ve done it! You’ve made it to the final day of the challenge!

 

Hi there explorers! You’ve done SO well so far…it’s pretty exhausting all this travelling around, but it’s been AMAZING to see so many different species, hasn’t it?

Hope you managed to get a good night sleep. Did you dream in code and symbols again? It feels like we’re getting close to cracking the code now! 
 
 

How’s it going codebreakers? Hope you enjoyed feasting on some yummy delights yesterday.  Those recipes were sooooo tasty!

Have you been dreaming about those mysterious symbols as well?!  

Perhaps it’s some sort of pledge, but there must be more to find!  We’ll try to find some more today. 

Good morning fellow rainforest explorers, Hope you slept well. We’re still a bit baffled about that  strange note we found yesterday.  Do you know what it might mean?

 

Now, let’s see, where are we today?  It’s time to explore this new habitat to see where we’ve ended up this time!

 

Hello explorers! Welcome! We’re SOOOOO pleased you could join us on our Around the World in 5 Rainforests adventure!

IMPORTANT: PLAY VIDEO

So, you’ve worked hard all half term?
Now it’s time to PLAY!

We think play is REALLY important at the zoo and we especially like to play animal related games.  We thought you might also like to try a few with your friends and family to understand more about animals and conservation but mainly just to have FUN!

AN AMAZING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Safety of course is our priority, and we’ve put lots of measures in place to ensure there’s social distancing around the zoo, but that doesn’t mean that a school visit can’t bring learning to life, be playful, and support everyone’s wellbeing.

Whether it’s watching the elephants playing in the water, hearing the lion ROAR, or finding out which animal is the smelliest (tapirs are pretty stinky!)…nothing brings learning about animals to life as much as seeing them here at Chester Zoo.

Students will learn lots by watching animals and reading some of the signs around the zoo. There’s so much to learn about! Here are our top tips for turning a school visit to the zoo into a learning adventure.