A trip they'll always remember!

As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with over 450 species of animals, in a stunning garden setting, we’re also an award-winning conservation and education charity. This means we’re in a unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us an ideal destination for an educational school trip!

We offer education sessions to:

  • All ages from early years to degree level
  • All ability groups including  those with special and/or additional needs
  • Childrens ‘ clubs
  • Foreign language groups
  • Home Educating families

Sessions take place in themed classrooms in the Conservation Education Centre; and feature real live animals. They can be linked to the National Curriculum, or specific syllabi as required. For further information click here.

Our Keepers and Rangers are animal experts – make sure you catch a fascinating daily talk or feed. The Amazing Animal shows (held on the lawn from Easter to Halloween) feature our trained animals demonstrating their remarkable skills and adaptations; talks, feeds and shows are all free of charge - click here for further details.

Spend some time relaxing in our beautiful gardens - a lovely place for children and adults alike to enjoy! Children can run around in the maze, play in the playground, or challenge themselves on the high ropes course Zooropia, which features a high level climbing and balancing course click here for further details.

If you can’t make it to the Zoo for a trip, but would still like your group to benefit from an education session, we are more than happy to come to you! Click here to find out more about our Outreach sessions.