Secondary Schools

Custom School Trip Options

Teaching Sessions

Outdoor Classroom

Take advantage of being adjacent to the UK's largest herd of Rothschild's giraffe, through a study of the behaviour of these graceful animals.  The students will understand why zoo's carry out behavioural research, identify the adaptations of this species and analyse and compare their results between these behaviours and those seen in the wild.

Visitor Enrichment Centre (VEC)

Opt for a 30 minute teaching session in our VEC and your students will enjoy interactive multimedia teaching on one of the following curriculum topics:

  • Evolution and Adaptation
  • Animal Health and Wellbeing
  • Endangered Animals and the Law
  • Woburn and Conservation
  • Role of a Modern Zoo
  • Habitats and Adaptations
  • Extinction is Forever

If you haven't seen a topic to suit your objectives, then please contact us to discuss a bespoke session that meets your requirements

Extended Education Programmes

Secondary schools can book a range of day long programmes including:

  • Working with Animals Day or Week programmes are based on popular school holiday programmes, these offer students practical, hands on activities, helping with animal collection management, captive breeding and conservation. This is the perfect course for students wishing to follow a career with animals.

Please contact us for more information about these programmes including availablity and prices.

All our educational sessions can be adapted to your groups particular needs.  Please contact the education team to disuss your requirements.

Feeding Time

When it gets to 'feeding time' there is a self-service restaurant and plenty of outdoor picnic areas. An indoor picnic area is also available for schools, please reserve spaces when you book.

For more information please contact the Education Department on 01525 290991 or email