It’s EASY to book a school visit!


For all school visits please call 01244 650205 or 01244 389444, or email your enquiry to

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:


To book your FREE school visit please complete our new application and return to by 29 February 2020.

To find out if you’re eligible to apply, click here

Download your application form!



Monday 2 September 2019 to Friday 3 April 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 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.


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Application window: 3 February – 29 February 2020

We’re  welcoming bookings from schools who were unable to take advantage of the initiative in the previous two years (2018/19 and 2019/20). This offer is open to Early Years and Foundation through to Year 13 pupils. Independent schools are not eligible to book in this first round of free tickets.

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