Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Battersea Park, , London SW11 4NJ

Contact: 0845 601 6679



Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds.
We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating habits and much more.  Tours can be tailored to suit relevant subjects related to the national curriculum.


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

It is an enjoyable learning session for children and teachers alike.  Along with the tour an educational pack is sent which includes information about the zoo and animals.  There is time after the tour to complete work sheets in our cabins.  We have schools that come back year after year.


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

An Education pack is sent out once a booking is made, with a letter allowing a free pre-visit for teachers to carry out a risk assessment.  The day includes a guided tour, use of the cabin for lunch, an afternoon session in cabin and time to play in our well-equipped playground.  We cater for ages 2-11 but can also adapt to suit older children and students. Our tours can be adapted to suit.


What size groups do they cater for?



What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We provide a teacher’s pack which includes work sheets and suggestions for tour topics linked to the curriculum.


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes, of the animals and members of their own group.


How do you arrange a risk assessment?

The risk assessment is included in the teacher’s pack and the teacher may visit anytime with confirmation letter and risk assessment.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Fiona Vella – 0207 924 5826


What does it cost?

For Guided tour £5.50 per child (incl. Vat) and one adult free per five children.

For Unguided   £5.25 per child (incl. Vat) and one adult free per five children.


Is specific clothing required?

Outdoor wear to suit weather conditions.


Do you have first aid on site?

Yes, for basic first aid.


What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Guided groups will have use of the cabin.  We have a gift shop, picnic area and toilets.  Drinks and snacks are available. We also have an interactive playground.


Are there disabled facilities?

All the zoo is accessible for wheelchair users; we have disabled toilets and some play equipment is suitable for disabled children.


What are your opening days and hours?

Spring/Summer 10-5.30 p.m.

Autumn/Winter 10-4.30 p.m. or dusk


Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We are located in a lovely position in Battersea Park close to the River Thames.  
We have free parking for coaches with pre-booked permits.

Groups are welcome to leave the zoo and go for a stroll into the Park and then return to the zoo.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Animal Welfare Outdoor Education Picnic Areas SEN Wildlife and Nature Zoos

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Citizenship English Geography Leisure & Tourism Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December