ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s largest Zoo and is one of the largest wildlife conservation parks in Europe!

Set in 600 acres of beautiful scenery with over 3,800 unique animals and nearly 200 different species ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is an adventure your school group will never forget! With a huge variety of animals to discover, as well as live shows, immersive exhibits and a wide range of education sessions to book onto, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a perfect day out for school groups!

Pupils can also take part in specially designed education learning sessions with one of our award-winning Discovery and Learning officers, which delivers interactive experiences to fit school groups of all shapes, sizes and ages! Teachers can choose from a wide range of education sessions to suit the interests and curiosities of the pupils, and linking to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia.

Additionally a range of online resources are available to download and use before, during and after a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which will further enhance your visit. 

For more information or to book now please visit zsl.org/education  or call 0344 967 0831


Our pupils had a lovely day out visiting all the animals. They learnt a lot about items that are seized by customs such as animal fur and bones. They also learnt about food chains and ecosystems. A lot of our pupils hadn't seen some of the animals kept at the zoo before so it really was a great life experience for them to visit.

It inspired their writing once back at school. They were buzzing with what they'd seen and learnt. Their science was enriched too, having gained a greater understanding of habitats and adaptation. 

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