There are a range of topics available each month throughout the year so you can discover something new in an exciting workshop with one of our experienced zoo Education Officers.  You will be able to learn more at the informative talks that will be happening at different animal enclosures around the zoo.


The Discovery Days are available for home educators and their children to enjoy together.  Currently they are open to children 5-11 years of age but sessions for children up to 16 years may be added later (additional cost will apply).  Please let us know if you are interested in sessions for this older age range.

There are two workshop times to choose from - If you have children in different age ranges then choose the workshop you think will be most appropriate for your children.

Workshops will last for 45 minutes to an hour. 

  • 11.00 am - 5 to 7 year olds
  • 12.30 pm - 7 to 11 year olds
  Annual pass members Non-members

Zoo entry and a workshop for one adult and one child

  £5   £22

Extra children (2 maximum), including workshop

  £2   £9

Extra adult and children under 5 years

Free if members Normal zoo entry prices

Please note: Extra Adults and children under 5 will not be able to attend the workshop.

All adult and child members must have a valid annual pass at the date of the session.  You will be required to show membership cards for all children and accompanying adults on arrival.


Become a member here


Discovery Days in 2020 will take place on the first Wednesday of each month during term time.  At other times there are opportunities to join different activities such as Wild Week and Zoo Vet Apprentice. 

  •  4th March - Endangered Animals
  •  6th May - Fur, Feathers, Skin and Scales
  •  3rd June - Habitats and Adaptation
  •  1st July - Remarkable Rainforests   

For more details on the workshops, download the full programme here.

Full terms and conditions for the Discovery Days can be found here.

                      The Sessions on 4th March are now fully booked

                                             All Discovery Days sessions are postponed until further notice