School Visits

We’re excited to be able to welcome educational and school groups to visit our wonderful animals again!

Please make sure that you pre-book your group visit at least one week in advance.

You can book by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01803 697510.

To keep students and visitors safe, we have changed the way we handle educational group bookings.

  • Each group will be met at our coach turning circle as they arrive, and given a short welcome and briefing with important instructions – this is delivered outdoors and include updates on recent zoo animal news!
  • Pupils under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • We can offer a lunch/break-out room free of charge – this is Hullabaloo, in the Education Centre. This room has a sink for handwashing, one separate toilet, and 5 tables of 6 seats.
  • NEW! One of our education team will meet you to talk to pupils and answer any questions, either during your visit or as a video call to your classroom at a later date.

We cannot offer our popular education sessions at the moment – but you can book an outreach visit to your school or a virtual session if you would like a curriculum-linked workshop.

We have prepared new guidance on how to prepare a risk assessment for your visit, which is available on request.