School groups and trips

Whether you're looking for an end of term treat for the kids or an educational trip, we've got it covered.

We’ll take the hassle out of organising your school trip.

We’ve got a schools information pack prepared for teachers which includes all the required risk assessments. We can make up food or ice cream vouchers for your visit. And we offer a fabulous discounted rate for school groups.

The educational opportunities at Folly Farm are endless. From listening to our recorded zoo talks to seeing farmyard favourites in the Jolly Barn, there’s always something to learn.

How do I make a booking?

Just click on the link below to fill out our school trip booking form and we’ll send you a confirmation email. It’s as easy as that.

Penguin viewing on a school trip

Here’s how we can help make your day go as smoothly as possible:

  • We have a small amount of secure school locker crates, which can be booked for bags and coats.
  • Coach drivers are offered free entrance and a £5 food voucher.
  • We’ve got an undercover picnic area available for you in case the weather is poor.
  • Funfair tokens can be ordered in advance to fit your budget.
  • Goody bags are available and can be made up to fit your budget (minimum spend of £3.25).

School visit terms and conditions

  1. Our special school rate applies to school, Meithrin and Flying Start groups only.
  2. We’re happy to offer this rate on weekdays during school term times.
  3. We ask schools to pre-book their visit in advance by filling in our online booking form.
  4. We offer our adult school rate to college and university students but we’re sorry the free adult ratio doesn’t apply.

Please read our full terms and conditions.

Penguin viewing on a school trip
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Book your school trip

We know as teachers you're super busy so just fill in our online form and we'll do the rest!

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Check out our map to help you find your way around our 120 acre site - you'll also find plenty of maps dotted around

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Changing Places accessible toilet
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Accessibility for all

Here's how we make your day out with us easier from wheelchair hire to our Changing Places bathroom

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Zoo Membership

We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.