Entry costs for school visits

Prices 2015-16 & 2016-17

1 Mar - 24 July 2016

5 Sep - 28 Oct 2016

31 Oct - 28 Feb 2017 1 Mar - 28 Jul 2017

Primary and Secondary Students (Under 16 yrs) self-guided


£7.00 £6.00 £8.00

Post-16 Students self-guided


£8.00 £7.00 £9.00

Additional adults


£13.25 £13.25 £13.25

Education session

£1.50 per child

Free Free £1.50 per child


If you have any questions please call: 0344 967 0832

To ensure good supervision of their groups at all times during their visit, one adult is admitted free for every 10 secondary pupils (11 yrs and over) or every 6 primary pupils 3-11 years old). Any adults above this ratio are required to pay the admission price on arrival.

As a condition of the entry costs for school visits, Teachers and accompanying adults must supervise their groups at all times during their visit.  Please find a list of behaviour guidelines to share with your students on our pre-visit information page.

Education sessions

Education sessions are free from 5 September 2016 until 28 February 2017 and cost £1.50 per child from 1 March 2017 - 28 July 2017.

Please note: if you choose to be invoiced on the day of your visit, alter the date, education session or cancel a visit ZSL reserves the right to charge an administration fee of £20.

If you have any questions you can call: 0344 967 0832


Parking in the external car park at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is free of charge for minibuses and coaches of schools visiting the zoo, during term time only.

A minimum payment of £22.50 (15 students) applies for the education sessions.

Full terms and conditions for Educational visits

Digital Outreach

Digital Outreach Giraffe Image

Digital Outreach links your classroom to the zoo via Skype! Digital Outreach sessions can be used to extend learning after a zoo visit, or can be standalone sessions. Each session costs £50 and is designed for a maximum of 35 students. 

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