Entry costs for school visits

Prices 2020/2021

23 February - 19 April 2020  20 April 2020 - 1 September 2020 2 September 2020 - 1 November 2020 2 November 2020 - 12 February 2021 13 February 2021 - Easter

Primary and Secondary Students (Under 16 yrs) self-guided

£8.00 £9.00 £8.00 £7.00 £9.00

Post-16 yrs self-guided

£9.00 £10.00 £9.00 £8.00 £10.00
Higher Education Student self-guided* £13.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25

Additional adults

£13.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25

Education session

£1.50 per student £1.50 per student £1.50 per student £1.50 per student £1.50 per student

*Higher Education students are those students studying at Level 5 and above.

Rates are available Monday - Friday only for UK and international schools. However, for weekend requests please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826.

To ensure good supervision of groups at all times, one adult is admitted free for every 6 paying primary pupils or every 10 paying secondary pupils or older. Any adults above this ratio are required to pay the admission price.

As a condition of the reduced costs for school visits, teachers and additional adults must supervise their groups at all times during their visit.  A list of behaviour guidelines to share with your students is available the pre-visit information webpage.

If you have any questions, please telephone Supporter Contact on 0344 225 1826 or email schools@zsl.org.

Pre-visit information



Payment for an education visit must be made by in advance by credit card or BACs. If payment is not received at least 3 days before your visit you may be refused access as we need proof of payment to allow access. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Education sessions

Education sessions cost £1.50 per student per session and are designed for up to 35 pupils. 

A minimum payment of £22.50 (15 students) applies for the education sessions.

Education sessions



Drop off for minibuses and coaches is available in ZSL’s car park, but regretfully due to third party works we’re unable to offer coach parking. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience. Cars may be charged the regular car parking fee of £14.50. Car park spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed.

Terms & conditions

Digital Outreach

A presenter doing a Digital Outreach session

Digital Outreach links your classroom to the zoo via Skype! Digital Outreach sessions can be used to extend learning after a zoo visit, or can be standalone sessions. Each session costs £50 and is designed for a maximum of 35 students. 

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