ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year-olds)

This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails and zookeeper activities. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see and well as make new friends with other like-minded children.

Junior Zoo Academy ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Course dates

  • 29th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
  • 31st May 2021
  • 3rd June 2021
  • 26th July 2021
  • 29th July 2021
  • 2nd August 2021
  • 5th August 2021
  • 9th August 2021
  • 12th August 2021
  • 16th August 2021
  • 19th August 2021
  • 23rd August 2021
  • 26th August 2021
  • 25th October 2021
  • 28th October 2021

2021 dates will be available to book in November.

The course includes

  • Two days at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • A Junior Zoo Academy scrapbook to record their experiences
  • A Junior Zoo Academy certificate of attendance
  • A unique Junior Zoo Academy t-shirt
  • A copy of all the photos taken on the course

The course will include a mixture of animal challenges, games, talks and some zookeeper tasks. A sample outline of the course can be found here:  Junior Zoo Academy example timetable (464.67 KB) Please note: Timings and activities are all subject to change. 

To record their time at the zoo, children will also create a Zoo Scrapbook to take home. They’ll be able to log all the fun and exciting experiences they have with photos and drawings as well as remind themselves of any new facts they have learnt along the way! Children will also gain a certificate at the end of the course to celebrate their attendance on the course.

We are pleased to reopen bookings for our Junior Zoo Academy from August 2020 onwards. 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

 

Cost

  • The cost per child is £175. 
  • 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 note that if you are booking this Experience as a supporter including members, Patrons or Fellows, guests who are also supporters, can accompany you to the Zoo without booking a timed slot to visit in advance. Please arrive together as a group, with your booked experience ticket and valid Membership card(s). If paying visitors would like to join a supporter at the Zoo on the day of their Experience, they will need to book their timed slot to visit the Zoo, in advance. If you are not a member and are a paying visitor booking for an Experience, please ensure you also book your Zoo entry on the same date as your Experience here.

Please email zooacademylz@zsl.org to be added to our mailing list for more information about this, and similar, courses.

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Terms and Conditions

Places are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be provided with a parental consent form with your ticket which must be returned to ZSL to confirm your place.  Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.

Frequently asked questions

2021 Dates

Dates

  • 29th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
  • 31st May 2021
  • 3rd June 2021
  • 26th July 2021
  • 29th July 2021
  • 2nd August 2021
  • 5th August 2021
  • 9th August 2021
  • 12th August 2021
  • 16th August 2021
  • 19th August 2021
  • 23rd August 2021
  • 26th August 2021
  • 25th October 2021
  • 28th October 2021

2021 dates will be available to book in November.

Cost

  • £175 per child
  • 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.

 

Testimonials

"An unforgettable behind the scenes experience, with a range of activities"

"My child was delighted by the experience and seems to have learned lots"

"He was so excited about the whole experience and couldn't wait to share his knowledge"

"It was the best two days of her life"

"The girls had a fabulous time, they learned a lot of interesting facts, there was plenty of interaction with the animals, and the instructors were very friendly and outgoing."