Pre-visits for teachers
Once a booking has been made one teacher per class will be automatically allocated free admission to plan their trip- simply bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit. Last entry to the Zoo is one hour before the Zoo closes.
Information about the content of your educational activity, pre-visit information, maps and worksheets are all available online. Make sure you check out our pre-visit checklist.
While enjoying all the sights and sounds of the wide open spaces of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, take some time to get hands-on and engage all your senses with our new Discovery Box.
The Jumbo Express
Take your school group on a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals. School groups of at least 40 pupils must pre-order by phone. Groups of less than 40 pupils must purchase tickets from the ticket booth at the platform. Find out more.
Please note: If you alter the date, education session or cancel a visit ZSL reserves the right to charge an administration fee of £20.