Safari School

Want a career working with animals?

Join us for a week of fun in 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!

We are also running one week for 18 years + in August 2019.

What is Safari School?

Safari School is designed for students whose aim is to work in the animal industry. Our school covers aspects such as zoo keeping, ecology, veterinary studies and conservation. It is a multi faceted course which covers all aspects of zoo-related work in practical and theoretical tasks.

How much is it?

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

When is it?

Safari School runs for 5 days (Monday to Friday) on the following 2019 dates:

  • Safari School 1 - 8th to 12th April 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Safari School 2 - 1st to 5th July 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Safari School 3 - 15th to 19th July 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Safari School 4 - 29th July to 2nd August 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • ADULT Safari School - 12th to 16th August 2019 (BOOKING AVAILABLE)
  • Safari School 5 - 14th to 18th October 2019 (BOOKING AVAILABLE)

Book our Safari School for teens here.

Book our Adult Safari School here.

More info...

This scheme is aimed at students aged 13 -17 studying at a high school level. Students should have an interest in animal care and welfare or be looking to explore this type of work as a career. We understand that work experience is hard to gain at a young age and voluntary work can be a long term commitment - Safari School is designed to give students the opportunity to be inspired by working within the zoo environment.

Safari School has been built to suit all learning abilities (please email us if you have any questions) and helps students understand the important underlying concepts which accompany practical aspects of the role.The course includes the following:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal health
  • Enclosure design
  • Enrichment
  • Behaviour
  • Training
  • Conservation
  • Nutrition

Students will also complete a portfolio of their journey through Safari School. This can be used as reference to their time spent at the park and may also provide supporting information in applications for further education. All students will receive a certificate of completion and a complimentary t-shirt upon graduation from the course.

Graduation will take place on the Friday afternoon and each student will receive two tickets for guests to attend the ceremony. Students and their guests are welcome to spend the remainder of the day exploring the park after completion of the graduation ceremony.

What did they think?

"Thanks to the education team - so knowledgeable, fun and easy to get along with!" - student, 2018

"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

"I honestly can't think of any way to improve the course" - Wendy, Adult Safari School student, 2018

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.


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