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

 

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: PDF icon Junior zoo academy example itinerary 2022 (411.58 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.

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. 
  • Please note:  ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your Primary CRM ID in the Offer Code box.

We are sold out for 2022. Dates for 2023 will be released soon

Please email zooacademywz@zsl.org if you have any questions about this course. 


Logistics

Children will be dropped off outside the visitors centre at 10.15 into the care of the education team. They will be constantly supervised throughout the day, including lunch and break times, and returned to the same meeting point at the end of the course. Children will only be released into the care of the authorised adult stated on the consent form. Further information about these arrangements will be provided after purchase.

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

Course Dates

Dates

  • We are sold out for 2022. Dates for 2023 will be released soon

 

Cost

  • £175 per child
  • ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your CRM ID in the Offer Code box.

 

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."