Pre-visit checklist

Use our helpful checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your school visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We would also request that each school read and follow our behaviour guidelines to ensure a fun and pleasant trip: 

1. Pre-visit presentation

Use this PowerPoint presentation to help you prepare your class for their visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



2. Map and visitor information

A map of the Zoo and helpful information for planning your school visit.

Download map of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Download Dayplanner

3. Activity sheets

Our activity sheets to help pupils to make the most of their time in the Zoo. These sheets are designed to encourage observation and discussion.

Download some of our online resources for use before, during and after a trip to the zoo.

4. Risk Assessment

Like all zoos and wildlife parks, we have to operate under the Zoo Licensing Act. We are subject to an annual inspection by enforcing officers, who look at the way we take care of our animals and the safety of visitors and staff. More information on risk assessment .

5. Goody bags and activity packs

You may also want to pre-order a gift for your pupils, which can be pre-ordered and picked up on the day.More information about the gifts and how to order.