Download one of our TRAILS to use as an extra teaching resource, or to get more out of your visit to the zoo.
Helping endangered plants and animalsis designed for younger pupils
Conservation Quest is designed for older pupils.
Zoolympics Enviro-trail This is a fun, educational and active trail around the zoo. Pick up a card at the gate as you come in, or order one in advance. Children of any age can enjoy the physical activities; some may need some adult help with the questions and answers.
Exhibit Information and Animal FACTSHEETS
Check our ANIMALS page for information on the different exhibits – which animals are on show and what conservation projects they may be linked to
Check out our FACTSHEETS for detailed information on each species, divided by taxa
Fun facts: many of the exhibits around the zoo have some really interesting and fun information, and things to do – some animals even have poetry written for them! Ask about coming on a pre-visit to plan your fact-finding day.
Ideas for using the Factsheets 1: – try printing the pictures of the animals and using these on your visit to get children to identify the animals;
Ideas for using the Factsheets 2: – try getting the children to match the animal to it’s habitat
Teachers Notes: we have also written notes for a number of sessions that we deliver for teachers – these give suggestions on things to do before and after your visit, as well as while you’re at the zoo.
More Animal Encounters
If you can’t book an Education Session, or want to get closer to animals on your visit – check out the following: