School’s Health And Safety


In 2013, we were once again awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which enables us to be instantly recognised and trusted by schools and Local Education Authorities as providing high quality learning experiences in a safe environment.

One of the ‘quality indicators’ we had to meet to receive the award was ‘managing risk effectively’.

We know that all schools have to carry out a Risk Assessment before taking pupils on a trip and to make things easier for you we have put together comprehensive Health and Safety information which will assist you in completing this so you can be reassured that Chester Zoo is a safe learning environment.

Download our Health and Safety information

To assist in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all our visitors we ask that all pupils and students are effectively supervised and for this purpose we admit a quota of supervising adults free of charge (see Prices and Payments for ratios).

Of course, as well as our visitors we have the welfare of our animal collection to look after too!  All our animals are on carefully prepared and balanced diets so please remind your students not to feed them as it could lead to the animals becoming ill.

Our Fruit Bat Forest and Butterfly Journey are fantastic free-flight exhibits which you and your students will find amazing, but we should point out that students must be accompanied and supervised when visiting these exhibits.



Download our Learning Outside the Classroom Award Certificate here