Plan your education visit

We advise that you book your education sessions well in advance and recommend at least four hours for your visit - this will allow time to explore the Zoo. If you are bringing a group of 100 or more, then please contact us as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. Sessions are available between 9.30am and 5pm on weekdays throughout the year.

2018 Education Session and Bristol Zoo Gardens Admission Prices for Schools and Colleges

2018 prices:Super Saver*Standard**     
Pupil / Students (2 – 18 years)£4.50£6.60
Concession (Students aged 18+)
Education sessions
(sessions 45 mins for EYFS groups, 55 mins for KS1 and above)
(sessions 45 mins for EYFS groups, 55 mins for KS1 and above)

Free adults

One adult admitted free of charge per with every three children aged 3-5 years  and every seven paying pupils/students aged 6 years and over.

*January – April 2018 and September – December 2018
**May – August 2018

Carers for children who are disabled or have Special Educational Needs admitted free of charge.

Prices apply for any groups visiting for an educational purpose (evidence may be requested)*.
*please note that a minimum charge equivalent to cost of 10 students applies to education group rates

Free Teacher Planning Visits

If you are a teacher who is considering bringing a college, school or nursery group to Bristol Zoo, why not join us for a free planning visit?

You can book in for a free planning visit for up to two members of the teaching staff.  In addition, a reduced rate of admission can also be offered to immediate family members (up to three children and one adult) if arranged in advance with the Bookings Team.

To book your visit, simply complete our online booking form below. Please note we require at least 5 days notice to process a teacher planning visit request. 

Free Child Return Tickets

From July 2018, every child attending an Education Session at the zoo will be given a free ticket to return again!  Each ticket will be valid for one free child entry. Child must be accompanied by a full paying adult when they return to qualify.

Seasonal Visit Offer

Visit twice within 12 months and get 20% off your second visit!*

Book a visit in the spring to meet our latest arrivals and witness our award winning gardens come to life then return in autumn/winter to enjoy the zoo in a whole new light! 

To book please contact the Education Bookings Team on 0117 428 5441 (Mon to Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm) or email at, quoting ‘Seasonal Visit Offer’.

Terms & Conditions*

  • 20% discount applies for the same school visiting twice within 12 months.
  • Schools must book an education session for each visit to qualify.
  • 20% discount on admission price and education session will be applied to the second visit only.
  • One visit must be taken between May and August.
  • Other visit must be taken between September and April

Find out more before you visit

Making a booking

You can contact the Education Bookings Team on 0117 428 5441 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm) or via email at
To contact us about any aspect of your visit please use the number above, or if you need to book a visit without an education session please call the main Zoo switchboard on 0117 428 5300 (staffed at weekends).

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