Home Educator Days

Hertfordshire Zoo are pleased to announce our brand-new Home Educator Days. During the month of March there will be three designated Home Educator Days, where young people who are educated at home can come and enjoy Hertfordshire Zoo at our discounted education group booking rate. We will also be offering several education sessions throughout the day that will be designed for students, which can be signed up to. Run by our team of highly skilled and dedicated Zoo Educators, these workshops will utilise multimedia resources alongside biofacts and 3D printed skulls.

Home Educator Days are charged at the discounted group booking rate on three days throughout March.

Wednesday 20th March

Thursday 28th March 

You can choose either to come as a visit only or alternatively book one of our education sessions. The aim of these days are to accommodate all young people at our home educator days. Children between 2 and 16 attending an education session are £10.50. Children 2 years and over who are not attending an education session are £9.50. Accompanying adults are £15. Children under 2 are free.

10:30- Remarkable Rainforests for ages 7-11 – 25 minutes

Discover the amazing animals that live in the most diverse habitats on Earth, what makes them so unique and how they have adapted to survive there. We will also learn about rainforest destruction and what we can do to help.

11:15- Fur, Feathers and Scales for ages 4-6 – 25 minutes

Ever wondered what makes a mammal a mammal? Or a bird a bird? Struggling to know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Your children will come up close and personal with a number of artefacts, such as skins and furs, to show the difference between vertebrates such as mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians in this interactive and engaging session.

12:00- Dinosaur Tour for ages 4-11 – 25 minutes

Come face to face with some of Hertfordshire Zoos resident dinosaurs. Our education team will lead you around parts of our World of Dinosaurs. A great opportunity to learn about the incredible adaptations of some of the prehistoric dinosaurs we have here at the park.

12:45- Tiger ‘Mini Meet’ for ages 4-11 – 15 minutes

Come and join one of our educators at ‘Land of the Tigers’ for a talk all about our incredible Amur tigers. Find out about some of their amazing adaptations and understand the threats they face out in the wild. This is an opportunity to learn about this fascinating species with the backdrop to the talk being their state-of-the-art habitat.

13:30- Crucial Conservation for ages 11-16 – 25 minutes

How do you track a Lion?  How can we save a Snow Leopard? With animals losing their habitats at an alarming rate and species on the verge of extinction, Hertfordshire Zoo is doing everything it can to support conservation across the globe.  Students will be given the opportunity to find out the threats to wildlife by getting up close to seized artefacts (courtesy of HM customs).  It’s now or never for wildlife conservation and your children could have the answers!

Booking Information

  • Each session has a maximum of 30 people inclusive of children attending, siblings and adults.
  • Full terms and conditions can be found on the booking form below.
  • Siblings are welcome to attend the education sessions but to ensure a positive learning environment, must not disrupt the workshop or may be asked to leave.
  • Parents/carers must always remain with their children during the education sessions and across the zoo.
  • No food or drink is allowed to be consumed in our education classroom ‘Base Camp’.
  • The education sessions are designed for specific age groups to give parents a guide to the level of language and detail we will be covering but if you feel a session in a different age group is more appropriate, please book that session.
  • Sessions are on a first come first served basis, if a session is full, you are still able to enjoy the park at your leisure by choosing our visit only option.
  • Sessions will start promptly at the designated time and venue. We will be unable to welcome any late comers to the sessions once the doors have closed or tours/talks have begun.
  • With the reduced booking rate, access to Tumble Jungle and Boulders Beach will not be possible during these days, for anyone attending the Home Educator Days.



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