Connect your child with nature to build resilience, emotional intelligence and outdoor skills at Edinburgh Zoo.

Based in our wildlife garden and around the zoo, your child can work with our experienced outdoor learning team, all trained teachers and including Forest School trained staff, to develop confidence and self-esteem in the outdoors.

Our nine-week block sessions as specially designed for primary-aged children flexi-schooling or in full time home education. Each session will be informed by Forest School principles and will be child-led, and broadly based around a nature theme, with tool use, crafts, games, STEM activities, adventures and lots of outdoor free play. Zoo entry and all materials are included.

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Settling in

Your child's wellbeing is extremely important to us. In order to meet the needs of every learner in our care, on making your booking you will receive a link to complete a health and emergency details form.

You will receive a link to our RZSS Wild Learning handbook, containing all of our policies and procedures.

You will also be invited to a 10 minute online meeting to discuss the specific needs of your child to give everyone a secure, nurturing start to the programme.