Pre-visit checklist

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


Pre-visit presentation

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


File ZSL London Zoo pre-visit Primary Teacher resource pack 2015-16 (8.8 MB)

File ZSL London Zoo pre-visit Secondary Teacher resource pack 2015-16 (10.2 MB)


PDF icon ZSL London Zoo pre-visit Primary Teacher resource pack 2015-16 (3.2 MB)

PDF icon ZSL London Zoo pre-visit Secondary Teacher resource pack 2015-16 (3.23 MB)


Map and visitor information

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

Download Dayplanner & map


Getting to the Zoo

Please see our complete guide on finding your way to the Zoo by public transport. Whether you're coming by tube, bus, car or even waterbus this page has all the information you need.


Coach parking at the Zoo

Parking in the coach park at ZSL London Zoo is free of charge for minibuses and coaches of schools visiting the Zoo, during term time only. The Zoo's Gloucester Slips Car Park is situated on the Outer Circle of Regent's Park, NW1 4RY.


Activity sheets

We have a great range of activity sheets and resources to help pupils to make the most of their time in the Zoo. These sheets are designed to encourage observation and discussion and the full range can be downloaded from our online resources.

Please support ZSL’s sustainability aims and print all resources double-sided and fold them in half to make a booklet.


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


Education sessions

If you have booked an education session for your group, please download the relevant pre-visit information for this session. This will enable you to prepare your class appropriately.



Schools lunchroom

Book a free 30 minute slot in our schools lunchroom. Time slots are for any age group visiting the Zoo and are free but must be booked in advance for the best chance of availability. Don’t worry if you forget, on the day of your visit you can enquire with our Schools Supervisor at the Main Entrance to see if any free slots are available.



School Souvenirs

Have your students take home a special ZSL souvenir as a reminder of their time at ZSL London Zoo. Save time and hassle by ordering souvenirs ahead of time to be picked up in bulk during your visit at the main gift shop. Or have your order sent directly to your school. See our selection of souvenirs, terms and conditions, and order page for more details. 

More information about our school souvenirs



Book a school visit