What’s it all about?

Zoo School is an activity club that runs during the school holidays, aimed at children aged 8-13 years old. However, if your animal lover is not old enough for Zoo School yet – our Wildlife Clubs are designed for our children aged 4-7 years old!

Zoo School is a week full of practical, hands on zoo activities. The the children don’t realise how much they’re learning as they’re having too much fun! Take a look at the pictures to see what kind of things the Rangers get up to while they’re here.

You can come for as many days as you like; be that 1 or 5. Regardless of how many days you come – you’ll get a Zoo School t-shirt to wear as uniform that you can keep!

In 2018 we’ll be running Zoo School over 3 or 5 days. A discounted rate will apply if you book the full session.

Over 13? Interested in a career working with animals?

For those aged 14-17, we are now running a Zoo Academy – a 3 day workshop based activity designed for those who want to work with animals, or go to College on an animal related course – or perhaps get some work experience in the animal industry! You’ll also get a Reaseheath Certificate of attendance to go in your CV. Click here to find out more.

What to expect:

  • A combination of practical activities, both indoors and outdoors
  • Runs across 5 days, but each day can be booked independently; book as much, or as little as you like
  • Runs each day from 10am – 2.30pm
  • Ran by qualified teachers and zoo keepers; to give kids the best experience or working with animals
  • T-shirt (uniform) will be provided for first day booked. If booking all 5 days; 2 t-shirts will be provided
  • Zoo school candidates must be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Bring a packed lunch with you for a picnic in the zoo
  • Based in our outdoor education classroom – in the heart of the zoo
  • Be prepared to have fun, and learn a lot too!

Daily tasks include:

  • Preparing food and feeding animals
  • Training and grooming animals
  • Get creative and make some enrichment for animals

Dates available:

  • May Zoo School – 29th – 31st May 2019
  • Summer Week 1 – 31st July – 2nd August
  • Summer Week 2 –   28th – 30th August

Zoo School will run across 3 days at a cost of £30 per day, or £80 for 3 days.