Itinerary

Guided school visit

On arrival

A guide will meet the school group at the entrance to the zoo and go through a plan for the visit with the teacher or teachers. This will include snack and toilet breaks, tour topics, lunch arrangements, playtime, shop visit and departure time.

Payment is processed or numbers taken for invoicing on the day of the visit.

Welcome talk

The guide will welcome the group and go through health and safety procedures and the location of facilities. Approx. 3mins.

A toilet stop can made if necessary. Approx. 10mins.

The Treetops Centre

This is the base for the day; the school group is escorted to the centre by their guide and time is given to have a snack (recommended) and/or drop off belongings and packed lunches. If snacking approx.10mins.

Guided tour

The guide will take the school group and accompanying adults on a topic-based or general tour of the zoo. Children will have the chance to meet and stroke one of the zoo’s friendly rabbits. Tour approx ¾ hour-1hour

Lunch

This can either be taken in the Treetops Centre Cabins or, weather permitting, at the reserved picnic tables out on the surrounding decking. Approx ½ hr-3/4hr

After lunch, bags may be left in the cabin/s and a collection time arranged with the guide.

Free time

Teachers may wish to take pupils to re-visit animals, with or without their guide, go to the play area or visit the shop.

The play area includes a large sandpit with water features, climbing frames, slides, spinning cups and trampolines, as well as a large wooden fort, real-life fire engine and tractor.

The Zoo shop stocks gifts, souvenirs, pocket money-priced toys and books. It is recommended that pupils are taken to the shop by their adult in small groups.

Self-guided school visit including under 3’s

Self-guided schools may wish to make a note of Feeding Times and Talks and plan their day around these.

When possible a ‘Meet a rabbit handling session’ may be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Please arrange upon arrival.

Non-guided school visit

Non-guided schools may wish to make a note of Feeding Times and Talks and plan their day around these.