Entry costs for school visits

Prices for academic year 2021-2022 5th September - 21st October 2022 31st October 2022 - 10th February 2023 20th February - 30th March 2023 17th April - 21st July 2023
Primary and Secondary Students (Under 16 yrs) self-guided £8 £7 £9 £9
Post-16 Students self-guided (A-levels and FE) £9 £8 £10 £10
Higher Education Students self-guided* £14.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25
Additional adults £14.25 £14.25 £14.25 £14.25
1:1 Carers Free Free Free Free
Education workshop Free Free £45.00 per workshop £45.00 per workshop

*Higher Education students are those students at Level 5 and above. 

Schools in Postcode area LU1 - LU7

Rates are available Monday - Friday during term time only for UK schools, international schools and home educators. 

To ensure good supervision of groups at all times, one adult is admitted free for every 5 paying primary pupils or every 10 paying secondary pupils or older. Any adults above this ratio are required to pay the additional adult price.

As a condition of the reduced costs for school visits, teachers and additional adults must supervise their groups at all times during their visit.  A list of behaviour guidelines to share with your students is available on the pre-visit information webpage. 

If you have any questions, please email: whipsnadezoolearning@zsl.org 

Pre-visit information


Payment for an education visit must be made two weeks in advance by credit / debit card, or BACs. To ensure pre-payment is received by the date of your visit.

ZSL reserves the right to charge a £25 administrative fee if a school:

  • Does not pay before their visit
  • Alters the date or cancels an education session within two weeks of their visit, charged per session.
  • Does not show for their self-guided visit.

Education sessions

Education sessions are designed for up to 35 pupils and are available throughout school term time. 

Education sessions are FREE from september to the february half term. Sessions cost £45.00* after the February half term till the end of the summer term. 

* field study skills have additional charges

Education sessions


Parking at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for all vehicles in the external car park is free of charge, during term time only. Cars may park within the zoo and will be charged the daily parking fee of £25. Coaches/buses are not admitted within the zoo. Car park spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. For any special needs regarding transportation, please contact the Learning department at whipsnadezoolearning@zsl.org

Terms & conditions

Digital Outreach

Digital Outreach Giraffe Image

Digital Outreach links your classroom to the zoo via teams, zoom or googlemeets! Digital Outreach sessions can be used to extend learning after a zoo visit, or can be standalone sessions. Each session costs £45 and is designed for a maximum of 35 students. 

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