EYFS Workshops

Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops and sessions designed to introduce children to (and inspire them about!) animal welfare, conservation and biodiversity from a young age.

With the help of our close encounters collection, DZP Education provides an introduction to animal handling and care.


Native Wildlife Explorers

In this session, children will have the opportunity to explore our outdoor classroom, where we will investigate our native wildlife! Children will have the opportunity to forage in the undergrowth, turning over stones and looking under logs to find all sorts of interesting inhabitants of the outdoor classroom. Once we’ve finished this, children will get the chance to help conserve some of our native birds by making bird feeders to hand up around the Zoo!

45 minute session (£30)
Maximum of 20 pupils
Ages 3-5


Crafty Camouflage!

Children will learn all about the different patterns animals have and learn why it is important! They will then be given the opportunity to make their very own camouflage masks inside the classroom before going out in the Zoo to try it our on some of our bigger animals!

30 minute session
Maximum of 15 pupils
Ages 3-5


Chincha’s Party

Chincha, our jaguar is having a birthday party and you are invited! He wants to bring some more friends along but is worried about making sure there is enough to eat. Here, the children have the opportunity to meet and learn about our animals, their diets and can make sure everyone is fed properly by helping Chincha to prepare his party food list!

30 minute session
Maximum of 15 pupils
Ages 2-4



£6.25 per child entry fee
One adult for every 2 children is free of charge. Any additional adults are £8.50 per person.
£15 per 30 minute workshop session

£70 per 30 minute session
£85 per x 2 30 minute sessions
For sessions outside the Plymouth area please call us on 01752 837645 for prices.

Super transport savings for schools!

Thinking of booking a trip to Dartmoor Zoo but needing to keep travel costs down? From November 2017 – March 2018 Dartmoor Zoo have teamed up with Plymouth Citybus to bring you an unbeatable transport deal. If your school is based in the Plymouth area, we can provide you with your own coach to and from Dartmoor Zoo for just £75 per 5 hours. For further details please contact the Discovery and Learning team on 01752 837 645.

Book your EYFS sessions here.

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