The table below outlines the prices for school trips and education visits through the year. Please note that tickets are subject to availability and all visits must be confirmed and paid for at least two weeks before your planned visit date.
Prices are per person.
Rates are available Monday - Friday during UK term time dates only. Educational rates are not available at weekends, bank holidays or during school holidays.
Post-16 tickets are available for anyone studying the equivalent of a Level 3 qualification full-time. Anyone studying at Level 4 or above full time is eligible for Higher Education rates.
Tickets for Summer 2024 will be on sale later in the year.
London Zoo school trip and education visit prices
Spring Term 1
08 Jan - 09 Feb 2024
Spring Term 2
19 Feb - 28 Mar 2024
Summer Term 1
15 Apr - 24 May 2024
Summer Term 2
03 Jun - 24 Jul 2024
(A Level & FE)
|Additional Adults (above supervising ratio)
Free supervising adults
The health and safety of our visitors is one of our main priorities. To help ensure this, all students must be supervised whilst in the Zoo.
Those aged 16 or under must always be with a designated adult from your school whilst in the zoo, as part of our supervision policy. To support this, educational groups bringing children aged 16 or under are entitled to 1 free supervising adult ticket for every 5 paying students.
Students aged 17 or over do not need to be with an adult at all times, but school staff must be in the zoo and contactable during the trip. To support this, Post-16 or Higher Education groups, are entitled to one free teacher is able to accompany the group for every 10 paying students. These supervising adults must stay on-site whilst students are in the zoo, as part of our supervision policy.
All students with a diagnosed learning need or disability are entitled to bring an additional 1:1 adult at no extra cost, which is not included in the ratio’s described above.
Paying for your trip at the Zoo
All education rate tickets, and other paid-for services such as workshops, must be confirmed and paid for at least two weeks before the date of the trip/activity via one of the following ways:
- BACS payment. You must include your Order Number as reference with the payment in order for us to match the payment to your trip. Failure to do so may result in us being unable to identify your trip as paid-for and may result in delays to your visit.
- Debit or credit card. Please call 0344 225 1826 to make payment in this way, and quote your booking Order Number
We do not accept cash or cheque payments, nor can payment be made on the day.
If a school have not paid for their trip by the date of their visit, the debt owed will be passed on to our finance team who will generate a new invoice which will be sent to the school. This will include an additional £25 administration fee. ZSL reserves the right to cancel or refuse entry to any group who have not paid in advance of their trip nor made prior arrangement with ZSL to pay after the visit/activity.
Eligibility for education tickets
To qualify for education rate tickets, a group must:
- Be visiting on a weekday within the UK term-time dates.
- Be part of a school/college/university with a registered DfE Number or be educated at home full-time
- Be in full-time education
- Be visiting the zoo for an educational trip to enhance learning
If you’re not sure if you meet the above, please check our full Eligibility criteria in our Terms and Conditions.