Off Peak Educational Visits – 1st September to 31st March

Educational Packages & School Trips at Hertfordshire Zoo

Modern zoos are a hub of interactive learning, providing an exciting opportunity to inspire students and teachers alike!

It is our responsibility to ensure that each visitor leaves with some new information, a love of the biodiversity that we house, and a determination to help save species across the globe.

Our education programme is designed to heighten your groups’ learning experience with a highly qualified team of educators.

Education Visits to Hertfordshire Zoo

Step outside the classroom and book an exciting and engaging education visit to Hertfordshire Zoo!

We offer a variety of education sessions tailored to suit the age and abilities of your school group, all of which are mapped to the National Curriculum.

Click the links below to take a look at the available talks for your relevant Key Stage. We also offer talks and activities for Further Education, preschool and SEND groups. For any further information on the options available for your group, please get in touch.

During Off Peak season, education sessions can be booked at £30 per 25-minute session. There is also the option to book a 25-minute education session, followed by a 25-minute tour out on the park to reinforce the learning. An education session and tour costs £40.

We also offer mini meets, which can be booked in addition to or instead of a classroom session. Mini meets are 10–15-minute talk with our Zoo Educators at an animal habitat, priced at £15 with a limit of 30 students. Further information on our mini meets can be found on our topics page.

School groups will also receive a discounted ticket price during the off-peak season of £9.50 per student with one FREE adult per 6 paying students. Additional adults will be charged at £15.00. Proceeds from our workshops aid global conservation through support of our charity.

Please ensure you arrive with plenty of time, otherwise your talk may be cancelled, and unfortunately no refund offered. Please call 01992 470490 or complete the booking form for bookings or email  for further details on education visits.

Voluntary and Charitable Organisations

We welcome visitors from voluntary and charitable groups such as Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and more!

For these groups, we recommend any of the topics from Key Stages 1 to 4. We can also tailor talks to help your group obtain their Friends to Animals and Conservation badges.

For any further information please contact 01992 470490 or email

Booking your trip!

Booking is easy – we are open every day except Christmas Day, so just call us on 01992 470490 or email with your requirements and we will be happy to help you arrange an educational visit. Once booked, two teachers are encouraged to visit the Zoo prior to the day to carry out a risk assessment for free. We allow one free pre-visit per school (maximum of 2 teachers). All other teachers will be charged the normal daily entry price.

Please note we are a cashless site.


Reception and Foundation
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5 and Beyond



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