Wildlife Camp

Wildlife Camp is a 5-day programme designed to provide young people aged 7 to 10 years with a fun experience in a fantastic setting. This programme will enable participants to gain memorable experiences in play, activity and nature learning. Please note that there is no animal contact during Wildlife Camps.

2023 Wildlife Camp dates and times

Camps run weekly from Monday to Friday during the Easter, Summer and October holidays

Each Wildlife Camp day will start at 10.00am and finish at 3.30pm.


Group Numbers and Staffing

There will be a maximum of 20 participants per programme who will be constantly supervised by experienced members of staff.

Lunch and Breaks

Participants will have supervised lunchtime and short breaks throughout the day.

  • Parents/guardians must provide a packed lunch that can be stored safely in the classroom during the morning activities. Please be aware there is no fridge space available.

Protective clothing

Camp participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the programme and the weather. For example:

  • Wellington boots.
  • Sensible flat footwear.
  • Clothes that can get dirty or damaged.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers for wet weather.
  • Sun hat and clothes that cover the neck and shoulders for sunny weather.
  • Gloves and a warm coat for cold weather.
  • Sun Protection - participants must come prepared with protective sun cream when required.


  • Participants can be dropped off at 10.00am and collected at 3.30pm from Camp staff at the zoo’s main entrance.
  • Only the authorised person stated on the application form can collect participants. If there are any changes to these details please contact our Learning Staff on 01382 431811.


  • Booking is essential.
  • To book your experience call 01382 431811.


  • The Wildlife Camps costs £75 per child

What to expect on Wildlife Camp days

Various activities may include;
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Themed nature walks
  • Camperdown tree spotting trek
  • Storybook trails
  • Various lawn games
  • Conservation Learning sessions
  • Zookeeper chats
  • Mask making
  • iPad Photography class
  • Insect hunting and identification
  • Sport activities
  • Plant potting
  • Building a Brown Bear feeding device
  • Topical wildlife programmes (wet weather activity)