RZSS Education

How to book


For all booking enquiries please fill in this form:

RZSS Education Booking Form

Please note that by filling in this form you are not making a confirmed booking, staff aim to respond within 5 working days to either confirm your booking or to discuss options if your enquiry cannot be accommodated. You will receive your ticket as confirmation of your booking.

For general enquiries regarding your booking please email education@rzss.org.uk or call 0131 314 0324 for Primary & Secondary bookings at Edinburgh Zoo or 0131 314 0335 for all bookings at Highland Wildlife Park and Tertiary & Adult bookings at Edinburgh Zoo, or contact us at: 

Discovery & Learning
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
134 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 6TS

 

Details for Booking

As part of our charitable commitment to education we are delighted to offer our education classes at a very special reduced rate. This price gives you admission to the Zoo for the day as well as the booked education class.

At Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Schools* £6 per pupil
All Other Schools £7 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £8 per student
Specialist Tertiary Sessions £9 per student


At Highland Wildlife Park

Schools £6 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £8 per student
Specialist Tertiary Sessions £9 per student

 

All the above are subject to a minimum payment.

*Reductions have been made possible with small levels of grant support from Edinburgh Council.

We provide free admission for supervisory adults as follows:

Nursery  1  adult per 4 children  
Primary 1 adult per 7 children
Secondary 1 adult per 10 children
Special Schools  1 adult per pupil if required
Other Ages  1 adult per 10 students
Extra adults* Group price

*RZSS adult members are admitted free on production of a valid membership card.

Due to limited space, the number of adults attending the classes in the Education Centre must be restricted to the ratios given above. Of course, you can bring as many adults as you wish for supervision in the Zoo or Park. Children who are RZSS members are still required to pay the education charge. All children under 16 must be supervised at all times when in the Zoo or Park.

Payment

Groups will be invoiced in advance of their visit for the number of adults and children that are booked to visit. Prompt payment would be appreciated, payment should be made before your visit. If more people attend on the day than were booked, an additional invoice will be generated; if fewer people attend on the day then unfortunately we cannot offer a refund for the shortfall.

Minimum charges and Cancellation

There is a £40 minimum charge for all Education sessions (£25 for groups where all students have additional support needs)

Please note a cancellation fee of £40 (£25 for ASN groups) is charged if cancellation is made 14 days or less before the visit unless a rebooking is made at the same time, the new booking must be within 3 school months of the original booking date. 

School Zoo Membership

School Zoo Membership reduces all entry costs to £3.00 per pupil and can be used as often as the school wishes throughout the year. Please note that School Membership can only be used in conjunction with booked education classes. School Membership costs are:

 

Edinburgh Schools* £250 per year
(4+ streams £350 per year)
All Other State Schools   £350 per year
(4+ streams £500 per year)
Independent Schools   £400 per year
(4+ streams £550 per year)

*Reductions have been made possible with small levels of grant support from Edinburgh Council.