RZSS Education

How to book

Winter sale now on!

For all educational sessions booked now for January, February and March a discount of £1 per person will be applied. We hope that this small discount may go some way towards travel costs associated with your visit. For Edinburgh groups of 20 or more, this could cover your transport completely, as Lothian buses offer a special ticket price of £20 (return) for school groups on their city bus route - many of which pass directly in front of the zoo. Start your visit in the best way possible by using public transport, limiting both your expenses and impact on the environment. For details of the Lothian bus offer see their website.

Take advantage of this quieter time in our Zoos and enjoy a winter visit!

*this offer applies to new booking for nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary bookings at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. Specialist tertiary sessions, careers days, extracurricular, holiday programmes or any other special events are not included. The discount will be applied to all booking for visits from January 1st until 31st March 2020.

For all booking enquiries please fill in this form

RZSS Education Booking Form

Please note that by completing this form you are requesting that a booking be made based on the information provided 

This form is not your entrance ticket. You will receive confirmation of your booking including your ticket within 5 working days. If for any reason your request cannot be accommodated then a member of staff will contact you to discuss.

If you require further information before completing the form please contact us on education@rzss.org.uk or call  0131 314 0335 for all bookings, or contact us at: 

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

Education Centre opening hours are 10.00-4.00 Monday to Friday

By submitting this form you agree to our terms and conditions. 

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

At Highland Wildlife Park

Schools £6 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £8 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.


Groups will be invoiced after their visit for the number of adults and children that attended the education session.  

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. 


Please get in touch to find out if you are eligible for our limited transport funding  education@rzss.org.uk

Alternatively you may be interested in The School Group Travel Vouchers which are valid for up to 33 pupils (aged 5 -15) and 4 Adults for travel between 09.00 – 15.30 hrs. Each voucher is valid for a single journey and costs £20.  They are available to buy by calling their Sales Dept on 0131 556 2244.