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Sessions outside the Zoo

Visiting a zoo is an interesting and educational experience. However, if you can’t bring your group to us, we can come to you!

Sessions outside the zoo include some of our smaller live animals and we'll also bring along some of our biofacts such as skins, skulls, horns and stuffed specimens (many of which are confiscations from HM Revenue and Customs).

These sessions are very popular, so please book well in advance. Prices start at £85.

Outreach sessions to schools

'We really liked the session and the way that Dave worked it - well pitched language, nice choice of 'beasts', lots of things and opportunity for children to touch'.

Nursery teacher, April 2010

Outreach sessions offers the same topics we teach in the Zoo, for:

Early yearsSchoolchild holding hissing cockroach

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3


Special needs

These sessions meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, or exam board specification, if required.

We also offer fun sessions for holiday play scheme groups.

Availability of sessions: These sessions are only available 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Unfortunately education officers cannot make school visits during June and July.

Call us on 0117 9747369 or email to find out more about availability, cost, and any restrictions that might apply.

Zoo to you - for other groups

'May I say a huge thank you on behalf of the children and the Chorister Parent Committee for helping to make the Spring Fair such a huge success. The children and parents were fascinated with the 'mini-monsters.'

Secondary school teacher, March 2010

Our Zoo to you team visits a huge variety of organisations and events.

So if you are a group, such as scouts, guides, brownies, cubs or rainbows, the Women’s Institute, a hospital or a retirement home or if you are organising a corporate event or festival, you can book us to visit you.

For those of you who are wishing to be reminded of your own experiences of the Zoo but also want to find out more about our current conservation work both in the Zoo and around the world, we offer a slideshow talk.

Availability of visits: Visits are available throughout the year, seven days a week, including evenings.

To find out more information (including prices and availability) or to book us for your next event please call us on 0117 9747363/65.