Zoo School and Zoo Academy

At Reaseheath Mini Zoo, we can host a range of fantastic events including Zoo School, the Zoo academy and even birthday parties. 

Zoo school

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Zoo School, the ultimate holiday activity club for your curious and animal-loving kids! From 10am to 2:30pm, your children aged 8-14 will embark on a wild journey through the zoo, experiencing hands-on activities like never before.

As soon as you arrive, our friendly and knowledgeable education team will welcome you with open arms. Then, get ready to dive into a day packed full of exciting and unique activities, specially designed to keep your kids engaged and entertained throughout.

Each day at Zoo School is different, with a variety of activities tailored to suit different groups and animals. From feeding and cleaning to health checks and even revamping enclosures, your children will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with all sorts of creatures, from zoo mammals and birds to invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and fish.

But that’s not all – Zoo School also offers seasonal-themed activities with some of our friendliest animals, making the experience even more magical and unforgettable.

Don’t forget to pack your own food and drink for the day and wear suitable clothes and footwear for getting a bit mucky. Whether rain or shine, your children will be fully immersed in this incredible adventure, and they’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign your kids up for Zoo School now and let them discover the wonder and excitement of the animal kingdom in a whole new way!

Two young people looking at an otter in an enclosure

Prices and upcoming dates


  • £36 per day
  • £98 for 3 days

Add a Zoo School t-shirt to wear on the day for only £8 – select the option at checkout

Upcoming dates 

  • 23rd – 25th July
  • 30th July – 1st August
  • 6th – 8th August
  • 13th – 15th August
  • 20th – 22nd August
  • 27th – 29th August
By booking this experience you agree to our terms and conditions as stated here. 

Zoo Academy

Do you know someone who has a passion for animals and is considering a career in the animal industry? We have an exciting opportunity for them. Our Zoo Academy is designed for 14-17-year-olds who are interested in working as a Keeper, Vet, or in research and conservation.

Our 3-day course provides a unique opportunity for them to experience how the animal industry works. The course includes a combination of practical and theory sessions, where students might learn about animal health, husbandry, nutrition, and even take part in veterinary workshops.

Led by qualified teachers and zookeepers, the course offers an engaging and fun learning experience. Participants will even receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course, which can be included in their CV.

Zoo Academy will take place over the Easter and summer holiday periods, with each day running from 10 am to 4 pm. Candidates must be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weathers.

We provide a T-shirt (uniform) for each candidate, and all they need to bring is a packed lunch for a picnic in the zoo. Your child will have the opportunity to work with a variety of animals and gain practical experience in animal husbandry and veterinary care.

Enrolling for Zoo Academy could be the first step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in the animal industry.

Prices and upcoming dates


  • £170 for the 3 day course – price includes your Zoo Academy t-shirt.

Upcoming dates:

  • 19th – 21st August – fully booked*
*if you’d like to be added to our cancellation list for August, please email us with your contact details. 

By booking this experience you agree to our terms and conditions as stated here.