Educational Information

Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, ZSL London Zoo provides unique learning sessions for school groups of all ages and abilities

From the big to the small, the unusual to the endangered a school trip around ZSL London Zoo is one your students will never forget.

Try a self-guided tour or enhance your day with a curriculum-guided session from our award-winning education team

Bring your curriculum to life with case studies and activities and encourage your pupils to work together in a beautiful outdoor setting

Suitable for the following key stages:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Covers elements of the following subjects:

  • Art & Design
  • Citizenship
  • Geography
  • PSHE
  • Science

School groups rates

School Group Rate

  • Primary and Secondary Students (Under 16 yrs) self-guided £8.00
  • Post-16 yrs self-guided £9.00
  • Education session £1.25 per child
  • One free teacher ticket with every 10 Secondary pupils or every 6 Primary pupils. Additional adults £13.25 each
  • Optional Education session - £1.50 per child
  • Valid Mon – Fri
  • Excluding school holidays
  • Subject to availability

Teachers and accompanying adults are required to supervise children (those under 16 years of age) at all times. Noisy and unruly behaviour upsets the animals and other visitors.

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Booking Details

  • Bookings for school tickets & educational sessions - Phone: 0844 967 0831 (Open: Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm)
  • Online Reservations for self guided visits that do not require educational sessions (pay on the day of visit) - Book Here

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, so please check the current Zoo opening times before planning your pre-visit.

Booking Info

 

Event Times

  • Until 14 Feb: 10.00 - 16.00
  • 15 - 23 Feb: 10.00 - 17.00
  • 24 Feb - 28 Mar: 10:00 - 17.30
  • 29 Mar - 7 Sep: 10:00 - 18:00

Venue

ZSL London Zoo
Outer Circle
Regent's Park
London
NW1 4RY

  • ZSL London Zoo seeks to provide equal opportunity for all to enjoy the animal exhibits and visitor facilities

    Parking

    There are six disabled parking bays near the Zoo entrance. Five are in the small car park opposite the entrance and one bay is immediately in front of the entrance. Otherwise there is pay and display parking on the Outer Circle and in the Zoo car park – about 500 yards along the same road.

    Access

    The Zoo is more than 170 years old and contains many old buildings, 12 of which are listed. However, most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties.

    Tiger Territory is wheelchair friendly and has a lift available for visitors to access the higher viewing platform.

    The Aquarium has disabled access via an entrance to the left of the main doorway.

    The historic Lubetkin penguin pool (listed Grade 1) has limited viewing for wheelchair users and very small children.

    The paths are generally tarmac and there is level or ramped access to most buildings. We should also add that the slopes leading to the two tunnels in the Zoo are rather steep.

    Access for Conference and Banqueting clients

    Access for some conference and banqueting rooms is limited or currently unavailable. The following areas are fully equipped – The Prince Albert suite, Huxley Lecture Theatre, Bartlett Room and Regent’s Canal Room. The Raffles Suite and Mappin Pavilion have partial access facilities. Please contact us to find out more about the room you are using. 020 7449 6562 or email functions@zsl.org

    Toilets for disabled visitors

    • Men and women: opposite BUGS and in the Children's Zoo
    • Men only: by the Aquarium
    • Women only: near the African Aviary and Zoo entrance

    Wheelchairs

    There are six manual wheelchairs and two boosters/ electronic wheelchairs available at the Zoo entrance. There is no hire charge, but we ask you to pay a deposit:

    • Manual wheelchairs require a £25 deposit
    • Boosters / electronic wheelchairs wheelchairs require a £50 deposit

    Deposits will be refunded on return of the wheelchair.

    It is strongly recommended that you book a wheelchair in advance of your visit to ensure that you get one. Please call 020 7449 6576 to reserve one.

    Disabled access guide

    DisabledGo logo DisabledGo have created a comprehensive disabled access guide for ZSL London Zoo.

    Read their disabled access guide

    Guide dogs

    Dogs are not permitted inside ZSL London Zoo. Please contact the Contact Centre in advance of your visit to make alternative arrangements on 0844 225 1826.

    Access Details

Travel Information

  • Nearest Train Station - Euston (1.5 miles) Map
  • Nearest Tube Stop - Camden Town Tube Station (0.8 miles) Map
  • TFL offers free off peak tube travel for school parties, Mon – Fri. Find out more
  • Nearest Coach Stop - ZSL London Zoo car park (drop off available) TFL Map and Info
  • Nearest Bus Routes - 274, C2 Plan bus journey

Recommended Package Providers

School travel operators can arrange and book all elements of a school trip, including accommodation, travel and tickets for attractions. A selection of school travel operators are listed below:

Booking Details

  • Bookings for school tickets & educational sessions - Phone: 0844 967 0831 (Open: Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm)
  • Online Reservations for self guided visits that do not require educational sessions (pay on the day of visit) - Book Here

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, so please check the current Zoo opening times before planning your pre-visit.

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Pre-visits for Teachers & Risk Assessments

Once a booking has been made one teacher per class will be automatically allocated free admission to plan their trip. View the Pre-visit check list.  A full risk assessment can be accessed here.

Online resources

A wide range of downloadable resources are available online, including information about available education sessions, maps and worksheetsfor all ages.

Education sessions

London  Zoo has been awarded a Learning Outside The Classroom Quality Badge for its educational activities! Linked to the national curriculum, the sessions aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia.

Education sessions cost £1.50 per pupil per session and are designed for 1 – 35 pupils.

Sessions are catered for the following levels of education:

  • Primary school
  • Secondary school
  • Post-16 studies

To find out more about the education sessions available visit  zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/schools/education-sessions/

Please note: If you 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: 0844
967 0831

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