During RZSS Summer School, 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 programme was Africa, which was the first ever theme back in 1997. 

The theme for 2019 will be Asia!

Watch our video!


Who is it for?

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 2019 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.

Week 1 - July 1st

Week 2 - July 8th

Week 3 - July 15th

Week 4 - July 22nd

How much does it cost?

Parents may book their children onto the Summer School at a cost of £195 for the week.

If choosing after school club with your booking, Summer School will cost £225 for the week.

(Prices may be subject to change before tickets go on sale)



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 Summer School programmes, please email us at [email protected] or call 0131 314 0335.

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

Booking places 

There are limited spaces available on each week:

Book July 1st

Book July 8th

Book July 15th

Book July 22nd 

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

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