Safari School

Want a career working with animals?

Join us for a week of fun at the Safari Park

Are you aged 13 - 17 years and wanting to gain useful insight into the day-to-day functioning of a zoological collection? If yes, then Safari School is the course for you!

What is Safari School?

Safari School is a week-long course for young people aged 13-17 years, and is ideally suited for those who are interested in a possible career working with animals. Safari School does not involve direct contact with the animals, but does give a broad overview of zoo-related work including animal husbandary, enclosure design, enrichment, behavioural studies, training and nutrition.

This is a non-residential course which runs from Monday to Friday, starting at 9:30am each day and finishing at 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, and at 2:30pm on the Friday. Lunch is included in the price and students will also receive a portfolio of work, a t-shirt and a certificate. The price also includes two free tickets for family members to attend the safari park for the graduation, which takes place on the final day at 1:30pm

How much is it?

Safari School is £300 per pupil.  This price includes lunches, all course materials, a portfolio and graduation T-shirt. There are 15 spaces on each week.

When is it?

Our dates for 2020 are: 

  • 3rd - 7th August 2020
  • 12th - 16th October 2020
  •  19th - 23rd October 2020

More info...

The course content of Safari School is mostly practical with some written requirements.  It is suitable for young people aged 13 -17 years and can be adapted to suit all learning abilities.   Students should have an interest in animal care and welfare or be looking to explore this type of work as a career.    Please email us if you have any questions. 


How do I apply?

Online booking is available now. Click here to book.

If you have more questions, please email 

Places are on a first come first served basis and a welcome pack containing further information about the course will be sent to you after booking.


"This course has boosted my son's confidence in social situations. He has taken away so many life long skills and learned a lot about the care of the animals behind the scenes" - a happy parent, 2018



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