As Cheshire West and Chester moves into Tier 4 from 31 December, we can confirm that we’re still able to remain open. All our existing measures will remain in place and indoor houses will remain closed.
In line with government guidelines, we ask that schools travel only within their local area. For now we’re only able to welcome schools from Cheshire West and Chester. If your school is outside of this area and you have an educational visit to the zoo booked with us in the next few weeks then we will be in touch to discuss rescheduling your visit.
COME TO THE ZOO FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL DAY OUT WITH YOUR LEARNERS!
Lots of schools like to take advantage of our really popular workshops which span across all year groups and subjects. We can help to advise which sessions are most appropriate for your students. Or you might be interested in a purely self-guided educational visit; however you want to experience the zoo on your school trip, we’re here to help.
EXPLORE OUR WORKSHOPS
Whether you’re a reception class or a university, join us in our learning spaces or out and about in the zoo for a curriculum linked workshop. Our interactive sessions are delivered by our experts and allow your students to delve into the world of Chester Zoo, our incredible species and the conservation work we do around the world to help prevent extinction.
SELF GUIDED VISITS
Chester Zoo is a brilliant place to bring your learners for lots of different educational topics. A self guided zoo visit is the perfect way to tailor your trip to suit your needs. We’re here to help with planning, just get in touch with our bookings team. You’re welcome to book your visit from Monday to Friday during Cheshire West and Chester term time.
Explore our fantastic resources available online to support your learners as part of your visit here
If you’re looking for some extra activities during your visit we have a huge range of inspiring workshops that you can add to your booking. Take a look here
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Take a look at our latest information to find out everything you need to know when booking inn zoo educational experience. We hope this will answer any questions that you have ahead of your visit to Chester Zoo. If you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
From the autumn term the government have advised that domestic school trips can resume, which is great news for your learners! We understand that things might feel a little different next time you visit with your school, and you might have some questions.
Find out more about how our Conservation Education and Engagement team can support you and your pupils. Every half term we hold a twilight session in the zoo led by our education experts.
Explore our FREE learning resources
We have LOTS of downloadable learning resources available to you for free, to help support your learning back in the classroom, before and after a visit to Chester Zoo.
BOOK your VISIT
Find all the information you need to book your school visit, and start the countdown to a unique educational experience with Chester Zoo!
What ELSE do we offer?
Whether you want to visit the zoo, have us come to your school or you want to sign up for our virtual zoo visits – or all three – we’re sure we’ve got an offer that will suit your needs. Our team are always happy to help with any enquiries you may have too.