At Northumberland College Zoo we offer a unique and bespoke experience for each education group. We want to help you bring your learning to life through an amazing engaging day out here at the zoo. We are a further education college and after all education is what we do!

Please note the zoo is a working resource for Northumberland College’s animal management students so please be aware some area may be off show for a little while depending on their timetables, but all areas will be able to be seen at some point during the visit.

As part of your visit we offer a free educational workshop in our very special discovery room where you can get closer to some of our animals and our artefacts.

The full day will be spent with one of our presenters who will be on hand to answer all your questions.

We aim to have maximum group sizes of 20 so some classes will need to be split. This ensures you get a great experience and can all fit in some of the areas of the zoo.

Our presenter team will meet you when you arrive and show you where to leave your lunches and where the toilets are. Depending on group size we will then get you into your groups of maximum of 20. The day is then spent exploring the zoo and attending the workshop in our discovery room when it’s your groups slot.

The zoo tour will include a full tour of the zoo, exploring our aquatics centre, wallaby walk through, seeing the lemurs and looking at all our amazing animals in the walk of life.

As you go around the zoo, we have various ‘out the box’ activities to bring more of the animals to life. These boxes contain games, question and answer cards and some pictures or artefacts to help you learn more about our amazing range of animals.

Risk Assessments

Free risk assessment visit - we provide a free pre-visit risk assessment visit for the visit planner only. We can book this in for you when we contact you to discuss your booking. We also have a risk assessment completed that you can use to help create your own.

Pricing for school groups

Pricing is £7.50 excluding VAT per child with a minimum group charge of £140.00 excluding VAT. For this you get a workshop where you get up close with some of our reptiles and invertebrates and a fully guided day with one of our amazing presenters.

Free adult places:

Pre-School to Year 6 - One adult free with every 6 paying children.

Year 7 to 9 - One adult free with every 8 paying pupils.

Year 10 & 11 - One adult free with every 10 paying students Please contact the team on for further information.