School visits to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL’s education team are now back and taking bookings for the new school year

Although the Zoos are now closed in line with government guidelines, our Learning teams can virtually bring the Zoo straight into your classroom. We can also continue to answer your queries about upcoming visits when the Zoos are allowed to reopen. To book a digital session or to find out more please contact us at - thank you.

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.

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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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