School visits to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Due to the current Government guidelines all education sessions at ZSL whipsnade Zoo are suspended until further notice. 

The ZSL education team are offering free digital outreach sessions from the zoo on a range of topics – to find out more please email

Important information for schools re cancellations and rebooking

For schools with a booking on or after Friday 20 March 2020, you will be able to rebook your visit for another date within 12 months of the original booking, or receive a full refund.
There is no need for schools to contact ZSL now. When schools reopen, we will be happy to work with you to make the right changes to your booking.

Whipsnade Zoo schools session

Welcome to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

With so many different species housed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest Zoo, your trip will be full of excitement.

Why not book one of our unique learning workshops as part of your visit - interactive experienced using resources including live animals, biofacts and multimedia and designed for all ages and abilities.

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Students enjoying an education session with a live animal

Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences.

Education workshops

Pre-visit checklist

Use our helpful checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your school visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Meet the Team

Here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo we have a fantastic team of staff who are dedicated to providing the best experience possible for all schools.

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See answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's school visits.

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