The Education Access Scheme is part of our pledge to support our local community by giving local schools and colleges increased access to our zoo and its learning opportunities. By working together, we hope to inspire and empower more children and young people to be advocates for nature.

Your benefits as a member of the Education Access Scheme

Unlimited educational trips to London Zoo

As a member of the scheme, you are entitled to unlimited educational trips to the zoo during term time.

There is no limit to how many term-time tickets your school or college can book across an academic year, but they are subject to availability as we operate at a limited daily capacity for education visits. All tickets must be booked at least two weeks in advance using the link below.

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Please note additional fees may apply if you book additional activities such as workshops or adults exceeding the free supervisory ratio.

Workshops & Tours

As an Education Access Scheme partner, you have access to a range of educational activities, such as workshops, tours and career events. Please note these are subject to an additional fee of £36 per workshop.

To learn more and see a full list of the activities we offer, please download our Workshop Information Pack below.

eas workshop information pack - autumn 2023 

Support for your Teachers

Our Learning team can provide help and support for teachers in your school or college to make the most of this scheme. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Recommendations of how to link a zoo trip to a specific learning objective or area of the National Curriculum / exam syllabus
  • Courses or multi-visit opportunities for your students
  • Curriculum alignment to help you take learning out of the classroom and into the Zoo!
  • INSET day opportunities
  • Green career advice for students
Additional opportunities throughout the year

As part of our Education Access Scheme network, we will alert you when opportunities for local schools pop up. This could be trialling new activities we're developing, meeting ZSL scientists and conservationists who are looking for schools to engage with, or even donating leftover perfume for our lions to enjoy at Christmas!

We email all opportunities to the lead contact for the Education Access Scheme at your school. If you're a class teacher and you'd like to be notified directly when opportunities pop up, please get in touch with your London Zoo representative.

Frequently asked questions about educational workshops

What workshops do you offer?

Education Access Scheme schools have access to a range of workshops that are not available to standard schools. You can find a full list of workshops we offer in the workshop information pack above.

Which workshop is most suitable for my group?

If you’re unsure which workshop to book, please get in touch with your London Zoo representative who can discuss your needs and advise you on the most suitable workshop.

Can I book a workshop from a different key stage?

Our workshops are National Curriculum-linked and tailored to meet the needs of each key stage. If you feel a different workshop would suit the ability level of your students better, please get in touch with your ZSL representative to discuss.

How much do workshops cost?

There is a fee of £36 per workshop booked.

How many students can be in a workshop?

There is a maximum capacity of 35 students per workshop, except for our Zoos & Conservation/Zoo Genetics and Breeding sessions, which have a maximum capacity of 60.

What days are workshops available?

Workshops are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term-time only, subject to availability.

What times are workshops available?

Workshops are available at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30, subject to availability.

We occasionally offer afternoon workshops for schools who are coming on afternoon trips, although we cannot guarantee this. If this is something you’re interested in, please get in touch with your ZSL representative.

How do I book a workshop?

When you’re ready to book, contact your London Zoo representative who can get you booked in.

I have an idea for a workshop you don’t currently offer.

We are open to ideas for co-creation of new opportunities. However, please note that these:

  • Are not guaranteed
  • May be subject to a fee
  • May be offered only to certain schools who meet eligibility criteria when capacity is limited

Please get in touch with your London Zoo representative who can discuss this with you further.

Terms & Conditions of the Education Access Scheme

The Terms and Conditions for the Education Access Scheme can be found here.

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Select "I am a member of the Education Access Scheme" on the booking form.