A trip to the zoo!
A trip to the zoo can be a fantastic learning experience and we would like to help you maximise the potential of you class visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
We are committed to providing a safe, inspiring environment: a commitment which has been recognised by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, which first awarded us its Quality Badge in 2009.
What is available?
We offer sessions with Education Officers in the Griffin and Unicorn rooms, walks and tours out in the zoo with our knowledgeable Volunteers and self-guided visits (entry only) for which we offer support materials.
Planning a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Whatever sort of visit you choose, there are pages on this website to support you in making sure the day goes well. This link will guide you as you explore our website.
If you're looking for something specific these shortcuts to parts of our guide might help:
Schools' information pack (11.8 MB)
Pre-order goody bags
Primary range sessions (and teachers' notes)
Secondary range sessions (and teachers' notes)
Post-16 sessions (and teachers' notes)
Broad themes and curriculum links
Planning the day
Interactive zoo map
An introduction to Whipsnade Zoo
General visitor information
Enquiry suggestions and planning support
Themed notes for adults supporting groups
Following up a visit
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