Zoo Explorers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (5-7 year olds)


Zoo Explorers is a fantastic, exciting one day course for children aged 5-7 who are ready to explore the Zoo and learn more! The course is specially designed to ensure children get to explore, investigate and enjoy the Zoo. Supported by our Learning team, children will have the opportunity to get up close with a selection of animals as well as make new friends and engage in exciting animal themed activities.


This will include learning about the different habitats animals live and some basic animal classification. The course also includes what a zoo keeper does on a daily basis and a behind the scenes look at how they do their jobs. They’ll also have the chance to muck out an enclosure to get a feel for what it’s like actually working at the zoo and meet some of our smaller animals face to face, such as a snake and our goats.  Children will be accompanied behind the scenes on enclosures to learn about how we look after our animals, meet members of the team and be immersed in zoo life.


Please note, we have put additional safety measures in place to ensure we are following government guidelines which will be communicated to you upon booking. For more information, please contact zooacademywz@zsl.org



Your course includes

  • Entry for one child including staying after the course finishes
  • Entry into the zoo only for one adult
  • A Zoo Explorers sticker sheet to record their day
  • A Zoo Explorers certificate of attendance
  • A unique Zoo Explorers t-shirt
  • A copy of all the photos taken on the course

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Additional information:

  • The cost per child is £90 (includes entry into the Zoo and Zoo Explorers t-shirt).
  • Please note, though the ticket price includes entry for one adult, students are left in the supervision of the Zoo's learning staff for the duration of the course.
  • Please note:  ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your Primary CRM ID in the Offer Code box.

  • If you have any questions please see our contact us or you can manage your booking here

Please email zooacademywz@zsl.org if you have any further questions about this course. 

Course Dates

  • Tuesday 4th April 2023
  • Tuesday 11th April 2023
  • Tuesday 30th May 2023
  • Saturday 3rd June 2023
  • Saturday 10th June 2023
  • Saturday 8th July 2023
  • Tuesday 25th July 2023
  • Tuesday 1st August 2023
  • Tuesday 8th August 2023
  • Tuesday 15th August 2023
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2023
  • Tuesday 29th August 2023