Groups of all ages can upgrade their tickets to include exclusive education sessions at Whipsnade Zoo.

Our highly skilled education team can offer your group a unique and valuable experience whilst they enjoy a day out in the Chiltern Hills. Groups can hear about animals from around the world and discover many of the important projects being completed by the ZSL conservation teams. These interactive sessions are delivered with the help of some of our animal friends and resources such as biofacts and multimedia.

Group sessions:


Why do camels have long eyelashes, and why does a zebra have stripes? We discover how animals’ bodies are adapted to a range of different habitats. (Suitable for 5-10 year olds)

Wildlife Under Threat

What is an endangered animal and why are they endangered? Groups will investigate real case studies of endangered species and learn about the conservation work that ZSL takes part in to protect different species, and suggest a way in which people can help to protect endangered animals by completing simple actions (Suitable for 10-16 year olds)

Role of the Modern Zoo

Using case studies form ZSL, this session helps your group to understand how zoos work to conserve endangered species; from captive breeding and reintroduction programmes, to science and education. (Suitable for 16+)

How to book

Sessions run from Mon-Fri during the school holidays and cost £45 per session. Bookings must be made and paid at least two weeks before the day of the visit. Available for groups of 10 – 35 people.

Please note: If you alter the date, session or cancel a visit, ZSL reserves the right to charge an administration fee of £25.

To book please email [email protected]

If you are looking for a group session on a weekend or bank holiday, we can offer a 1 hour guided tour around a specific section of the Zoo with our friendly and knowledgeable Visitor Experiences Team. Tours can be tailored to a specific area of the Zoo or animal species to tie in with your group's activities or badges. These cost £45 for up to 35 people. 

To book please email [email protected] 

Bookings must be made and paid at least two weeks before the day of the visit. 

Learning through nature

Male Asiatic lion in the grass
Bringing learning to life

Education workshops

Get your students closer to nature with our learning workshops for all ages and abilities. Our interactive sessions provide an opportunity to bring learning to life by meeting animals and Zookeepers.