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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo


Description

Nothing beats seeing animals in real life and a trip to ZSL London Zoo is a brilliant opportunity to take your learning outside the classroom. With over 20,000 animals calling the Zoo home, exciting exhibits to explore and multiple routes to take, it’s the ultimate learning adventure.

Safety is our top priority and we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Our zoo COVID-safety measures and our school Risk Assessment documents can be found on our website: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/schools

We also have a range of workshops and self-guided resources for 4-18 year olds, linking the National Curriculum and Exam Board syllabi to our conservation work.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
74 reviews


Excellent
 
76%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(December 2021 - Primary School)




(November 2021 - Secondary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




The Zoo is excellent and facilities were good. As a trip we would have preferred some structured activities that would have added educational value to the Summer School program the trip was part of. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




Well organised, group provided for well, Covid restrictions taken into account throughout the trip. (October 2021 - Secondary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Very well organised with a briefing online beforehand and lots of support on the day. (July 2021 - Primary School)




was unable to go this year as they had capped the numbers for educational visitts due to Covid retrictions. Took them a long time to get back to us when we made enquiries about a visit a few weeks ago. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




The facilities were really good for a school trip, lots of toilets! There are presently only outside eating areas for schools but on a nice day it was wonderful. The staff at the zoo saw is in and their Covid safety is taken seriously and all adults are asked to scan the covid QR code. We had a lovely day and the adults and the children were ready for a sleep on the bus by the time we had been all around the zoo. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Beautiful site with a wide range of animals. The workshop was highly engaging and informative and very useful for Biology of animals scientific knowledge. The site was well organised and there were good safety measures and COVID protocols in place. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2021 - Secondary School)




Lovely zoo, plenty to see (October 2020 - Secondary School)




(May 2020 - Secondary School)




Children learnt alot about endangered species, stroked a real python, felt real animal fur. Very interactive work shop (March 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020)




On arrival, a member of ZSL was there to greet us and took us to the outdoor learning space ready for our workshop. Due to the low number of visitors at the zoo after the first workshop we received a free guided tour which linked to our topic on Big Cats! The workshops we attended were age appropriate and tied in well with previous learning. The staff were very accommodating and moved our day around which allowed the children time to have their fruit snack between the two workshops. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




More areas needed for students to fill water bottles. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




All of the girls enjoyed their trip to the zoo and participated in a range of interesting and informative workshops. (July 2019 - Primary School)




We were welcomed by really polite staff who handed us leaflets and an itinerary of feeding times and talks. This was extremely helpful as we managed to see nearly all of these activities. The children were thoroughly, and excitedly, engaged in their learning and enjoyment of such a wonderful day out. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




The staff worked hard to provide our BTEC Travel and Tourism students with an excellent field trip. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




It was a lovely day weather wise, we had a great time. Not sure if the experience would be as enjoyable if the weather was inclement as a lot of walking is required between enclosures. (February 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




An excellent experience for the students. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




We arranged a workshop 'African story time' which was outstanding and pitched perfectly for EY. The work shop was interactive and very hands on and the use of puppets to inspire role play was very good. (November 2018 - Primary School)




The Education team made organising visits easy! They were wonderful with our SEN children and we can't wait to visit again. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




A great day out for all of the children. (September 2018 - Primary School)




It was very easy getting pupils in to the zoo, pupils were split in to 5 groups of 10 lead by teaching and support staff, we all met at the agreed lunch and end locations. The pupils were very well behaved throughout the day and enjoyed seeing all of the animals. The butterfly house was a favorite among many pupils. (August 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Secondary School)




Fantastic Trip (July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Lots to see, a brilliant interactive session (July 2018 - Primary School)




Not enough toilets (July 2018 - Primary School)




Due to a mix up regarding booking times, we were not able to attend the Education Centre. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




Zoo very hospitable, assessable and informative. Laid out very well for a self tour. Would suit schools even more if they could open before 10am as its difficult to fit everything in before returning to school but otherwise great! (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




The workshop was good, but it could have been more active and pitched to a higher level as our students already had a good understanding of adaptations. (March 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




Description

Nothing beats seeing animals in real life and a trip to ZSL London Zoo is a brilliant opportunity to take your learning outside the classroom. With over 20,000 animals calling the Zoo home, exciting exhibits to explore and multiple routes to take, it’s the ultimate learning adventure.

Safety is our top priority and we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Our zoo COVID-safety measures and our school Risk Assessment documents can be found on our website: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/schools

We also have a range of workshops and self-guided resources for 4-18 year olds, linking the National Curriculum and Exam Board syllabi to our conservation work.

Contact

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 2LF

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
74 reviews


Excellent
 
76%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

December 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Secondary School
The Zoo is excellent and facilities were good. As a trip we would have preferred some structured activities that would have added educational value to the Summer School program the trip was part of.



October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Secondary School
Well organised, group provided for well, Covid restrictions taken into account throughout the trip.



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Very well organised with a briefing online beforehand and lots of support on the day.



July 2021 - Secondary School
was unable to go this year as they had capped the numbers for educational visitts due to Covid retrictions. Took them a long time to get back to us when we made enquiries about a visit a few weeks ago.



July 2021 - Primary School
The facilities were really good for a school trip, lots of toilets! There are presently only outside eating areas for schools but on a nice day it was wonderful. The staff at the zoo saw is in and their Covid safety is taken seriously and all adults are asked to scan the covid QR code. We had a lovely day and the adults and the children were ready for a sleep on the bus by the time we had been all around the zoo.



June 2021 - Secondary School
Beautiful site with a wide range of animals. The workshop was highly engaging and informative and very useful for Biology of animals scientific knowledge. The site was well organised and there were good safety measures and COVID protocols in place.



June 2021 - Secondary School




October 2020 - Secondary School
Lovely zoo, plenty to see



May 2020 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Primary School
Children learnt alot about endangered species, stroked a real python, felt real animal fur. Very interactive work shop



February 2020




February 2020 - Primary School
On arrival, a member of ZSL was there to greet us and took us to the outdoor learning space ready for our workshop. Due to the low number of visitors at the zoo after the first workshop we received a free guided tour which linked to our topic on Big Cats! The workshops we attended were age appropriate and tied in well with previous learning. The staff were very accommodating and moved our day around which allowed the children time to have their fruit snack between the two workshops.



November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
More areas needed for students to fill water bottles.



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
All of the girls enjoyed their trip to the zoo and participated in a range of interesting and informative workshops.



June 2019 - Primary School
We were welcomed by really polite staff who handed us leaflets and an itinerary of feeding times and talks. This was extremely helpful as we managed to see nearly all of these activities. The children were thoroughly, and excitedly, engaged in their learning and enjoyment of such a wonderful day out.



June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
The staff worked hard to provide our BTEC Travel and Tourism students with an excellent field trip.



April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Primary School
It was a lovely day weather wise, we had a great time. Not sure if the experience would be as enjoyable if the weather was inclement as a lot of walking is required between enclosures.



January 2019 - Primary School




November 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018 - Secondary School
An excellent experience for the students.



November 2018 - Primary School
We arranged a workshop 'African story time' which was outstanding and pitched perfectly for EY. The work shop was interactive and very hands on and the use of puppets to inspire role play was very good.



October 2018 - Primary School
The Education team made organising visits easy! They were wonderful with our SEN children and we can't wait to visit again.



October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
A great day out for all of the children.



August 2018 - Secondary School
It was very easy getting pupils in to the zoo, pupils were split in to 5 groups of 10 lead by teaching and support staff, we all met at the agreed lunch and end locations. The pupils were very well behaved throughout the day and enjoyed seeing all of the animals. The butterfly house was a favorite among many pupils.



July 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic Trip



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Lots to see, a brilliant interactive session



July 2018 - Primary School
Not enough toilets



June 2018 - Secondary School
Due to a mix up regarding booking times, we were not able to attend the Education Centre.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Zoo very hospitable, assessable and informative. Laid out very well for a self tour. Would suit schools even more if they could open before 10am as its difficult to fit everything in before returning to school but otherwise great!



June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Secondary School
The workshop was good, but it could have been more active and pitched to a higher level as our students already had a good understanding of adaptations.



March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School