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


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NB: If a date does not appear on the drop down list then this is sold out. We do not hold a waiting list and cancelllations will be returned to sale immediately via the link. We hope to add additional dates for the summer so please check back regularly.


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

Course Dates

Each course date runs from 10.15am until 2.15pm.

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.
  • ZSL Gold members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. This discount will be added automatically at checkout when you sign in using your registered email address. If you are having problems please call us on  0344 225 1826.

Please email zooacademywz@zsl.orgif you have any furhter questions about this course. 

Course Dates

Each course date runs from 10.15am to 2.15pm.

  1. 26th March 2022 
  2. 15th May 2022 
  3. 2nd July 2022 
  4. 26th July 2022 
  5. 14th August 2022 
  6. 23rd August 2022
  7. 17th September 2022 
  8. 9th October 2022
  9. 25th October 2022