Early Years Foundation Stage

The zoo is such an exciting place for young children with so many animals to look at, to listen to and to smell!


It’s never too early for your pupils to start learning about the natural world and the animals and plants we share it with. The zoo is perfect to set our senses buzzing and where we start our fascination with our four-legged, two-legged, winged, scaled and finned friends!

We know it can be daunting bringing a group of very young children to the zoo, so the more familiar you and your group leaders are with the plan for your day the greater the enjoyment for everyone. And we’ve done our best to make things a little easier for you!

As a nursery teacher, we offer you a free pre-visit 

For further information, call our Education team on 01244 650205 or 01244 389444 for a chat.

See our Learning Resources page to find an extensive range of activities, worksheets and videos for your Key Stage. You can use these either to complement your in-zoo workshops or visit or as stand alone in the classroom