Entry costs for school visits

Prices 2018/19

 29 October 2018 - 24 February 2019 25 February 2019 - 1 September 2019 2 September 2019 - 27 October 2019 28 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

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

£6.00 £8.00 £7.00 £6.00

Post-16 yrs self-guided

£7.00 £9.00 £8.00 £7.00
Higher Education Student self-guided* £13.25 £13.25 £13.25 £13.25

Additional adults

£13.25 £13.25 £13.25 £13.25

Education session

£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/post-16 pupils. 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 Services on 0344 225 1826 or email schools@zsl.org.

Pre-visit information



Payment for an education visit can be made by in advance by credit card, cheque or BACs, or on the day by credit card, cash or cheque. If payment is not received by the date of your visit, an invoice with a £25 administrative fee will be sent. 


ZSL reserves the right to charge a £25 administrative fee if a school:

  • If payment is not received by the date of visit, or paid on the day, an invoice with a £25 administrative fee will be raised.
  • Alters the date of an education session within two weeks of their visit, charged per session.
  • Cancels an education session within two weeks of their visit, charged per session.
  • Cancels a self-guided visit within two weeks of their visit.
  • Does not show for their education session.

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. 

Find out more