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Spring and Summer Schools

During RZSS Spring and Summer Schools, children discover the amazing animals, habitats and cultures of different places around the world. All of this learning happens through a range of fun activities such as zoo trails, games, arts and crafts, animal handling, building enrichment devices and much, much more!

In 2017, for the 20th anniversary of Summer School at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, the theme for our holiday programmes was Africa, which was the first ever theme back in 1997.

Whilst the Spring and Summer School may have the same theme each year, activities will vary across the two holiday programmes so that parents may book their child(ren) onto a week of each.

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Who is it for?

For Spring School there are 2 classes:

  • P4-5
  • P6-7

For Spring School, children should be booked into the school year group that they are currently in.

For Summer School there are 4 classes:
• P2-3
• P4-5
• P6-7
• S1-4

For Summer School, children should be booked into the school year group that they are entering after the summer.

When is it?

Please see below for 2018 dates.

The programme runs form 9.00am – 3.30pm, with free early drop-off available from 8.30am.

After school club, which runs from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, can also be purchased when booking.

How much does it cost?

Parents may book their children onto the Spring and/or Summer School at a cost of £170 for the week.

If choosing after school club with your booking, Spring and/or Summer School will cost £200 for the week.


RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is a validated Children’s University Scotland learning destination with the Spring and Summer programmes as validated learning activities for which CU members can gain credits in their Passports to Learning.

Further questions?

If you have any queries about the Spring or Summer School programmes, please email us at [email protected] or call 0131 314 0324.

For Spring and Summer School Terms and Conditions please click here.

Please note that your booking will not be complete until you fill in a health and emergencies form for your child(ren). The link to the form will be included in the Ticketscript confirmation email. Failure to do so within the time limit provided may result in removal from the programme.

Booking places

For any technical problems regarding booking onto the Spring or Summer School programme, please visit:


Spring School

Spring School 2018 bookings will go live at 12pm on Monday 13th November 2017.

Week 1: 02/04/18 – 06/04/18

 Eventbrite - RZSS Spring School 2018 at Edinburgh Zoo 


Summer School

Summer School 2018 bookings will go live at 12pm on Thursday 1st March 2018.

Week 1: 02/07/18

Week 2: 09/07/18

Week 3: 16/07/18

Week 4: 23/07/18

Eventbrite - RZSS Summer School 2018