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.

Powerpoints

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)

PDFs

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.

DIRECTIONS TO ZSL LONDON ZOO >
 

Coach parking at the Zoo

From 23 October 2017, ZSL London Zoo’s car park will be reduced in size while essential Thames Water and HS2 works take place. There will be very limited coach parking facilities during this period, with the spaces we do have allocated on a first come, first served basis. Any additional coaches will be able to drop off only and will need to then park off site.

ZSL is working to maximise use of the available space as we know coaches are important for our schools and group visitors. In the meantime, the latest coach parking information for London is available from Transport for London at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/coach-drivers/.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Did you know that ZSL London Zoo is easily accessible by public transport?
Camden Town underground station is only a short walk away, with Regent’s Park tube also within walking distance (c.20mins through the park).
Alternatively, buses C2 (from Victoria via Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street) and 274 (via Marble Arch/Baker Street) stop near the zoo regularly.
Find out the closest tube station and bus stops here or plan your journey at https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EDUCATION SESSIONS

 

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS LUNCHROOM

 

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

 

 

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