We’re closed for now…

Following Government advice on social distancing, Chester Zoo has closed its gates to visitors for the foreseeable future. Schools that have an educational visit booked before the end of April 2020 have been contacted directly with further information. If you have a question about a new educational visit or an existing booking for an educational visit taking place after the end of April please contact us by emailing learning@chesterzoo.org. Please bear with us as we may take a little longer to get back to you during this time.

You can also explore our range of resources to help with teaching and learning at home.

It’s EASY to book a school visit!


For all school visits please call 01244 650205 or 01244 389444, or email your enquiry to learning@chesterzoo.org.

Lots of schools like to take advantage of our really popular workshops.  If you’re interested take a look at what we offer here then just give us a call and our team can arrange available dates and time slots with you.  We can also help to advise which sessions are most appropriate for your students.

If you’re interested in a purely self-guided educational visit, we can take all your details over the phone or we’ll ask you to complete a booking form and email it to us. Once confirmed we’ll then send you a confirmation letter which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.


Once you’ve decided what type of visit you’re planning please complete the relevant booking form(s) below:


Tuesday 1 Sep 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020



Monday 20 April 2020 to Friday 22 May 2020



Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 20 July 2020


When you’ve completed both pages of the booking form please email it to us at learning@chesterzoo.org or pop it in the post to: Discovery and Learning, Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton, Chester

We’ll confirm the booking with you once we’ve received the form.

A couple of things we should mention…

It’s a condition of booking that we have the name of the Group Leader and a mobile contact for them while at the zoo. Also, if you decide to cancel the workshops once we’ve received your booking form, we do reserve the right to charge for these if we are unable to re-fill the sessions.

Our office hours are 9am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. If our phones are busy, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within two working days. If you’re bringing nursery children and would like to receive our free wristbands, please don’t forget to mention this at the time of booking.


MORE from Schools



Our 2020 application window is now closed.

Didn’t manage to apply? Don’t worry!
We have SO MUCH MORE to offer when it comes to learning.
From dozens of amazing LEARNING RESOURCES, to our fun and educational SCHOOL TRIPS!


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