CAT is all about having fun whilst learning about conservation. Members will work in a team and get their hands dirty to help local biodiversity on site at Edinburgh Zoo.

From September to June, CAT is run on the second Saturday of the month for 3 hours. The 10 sessions will include creating wildlife homes, bush craft, trails, games, animal interaction and much, much more!


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Who is it for?

Those with an interest in animals and protecting the environment will enjoy being a member of CAT. There are 4 classes in each timeslot:


The theme of each session will be the same for all groups. Activities and content delivered will often differ as the programmes are designed to suit the school years.

When is it? 

CAT is held on the second Saturday of the month, from September to June, and parents may choose one of the following timeslots:

Morning: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Afternoon: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Parents may book their child(ren) onto CAT at a cost of £120 for the 10 months. This includes a badge and a uniform t-shirt. Children must attend the same timeslot each month; swapping timeslots or attending a different one will not be an option.



Some CAT members will have the opportunity to achieve a John Muir Award, an environmental award scheme focused on wild places, encouraging people to connect with, enjoy and care for our natural environment.


Further questions

If you have any queries about the CAT programme please call Jess on 0131 314 0330 or email


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 is included in your Eventbrite confirmation email. Failure to do so within the time limit provided may result in removal from the programme.


Booking places

To book a place on CAT 2023/24 beginning in September this link will go live at 12pm on Friday 30 June.


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