Our community offering is very flexible. We offer a self-led ticket option as well as variety of themed walking tours, indoor workshops, safaris on your own minibus or coach around our drive-through reserve, online talks, additional support needs programmes and hosted short visits with our Discovery and Learning team.  

Our programme is expanding alongside the development of Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre at Highland Wildlife Park and we welcome enquiries and opportunities to collaborate on ways we can support you and your group.

Whether you are visiting Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park, or having the zoo come to you, we promise a memorable experience that will connect you with the wild, natural world! 

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Tours and talks

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All-abilities walking tour

One of our RZSS Discovery Ranger's can share Highland Wildlife Park with your group in a unique themed tour! As the park has varied and sometimes difficult terrain, let us know when booking if you group has any mobility difficulties. All tours have a maximum capacity of 30 individuals per tour, regardless of ages. Larger groups will be divided into separate tours. 

Appropriate for all ages! 

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Life as a zookeeper

Our zookeepers have a rewarding and varied job caring for our animals 365 days a year! In this one-hour tour you will find out what our keepers do day-to-day to ensure our animals receive the best possible care. With your support we can continue to provide expert care for our animals and continue our conservation work around the world.  

Best for ages: 12+ 

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Yurt Story Telling

Explore our wildlife garden and enjoy an exclusive story telling session for your group with activity centred around one of our hoofstock favourites, followed by the chance to scatter them a tasty treat!

Best for ages: 12+ 


These themed sessions are a fun and engaging way to explore a subject. Led by an amazing RZSS Discovery Ranger, your group will have a PAWsome time! Workshops are held mostly indoors and seated unless otherwise indicated.

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Animal enrichment

Groups will learn about the ways RZSS uses behavioural enrichment to care for animals and have the opportunity to build an enrichment item for one of our animals.  

Length: 45 minutes  

Appropriate for all ages! 

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Wildlife garden

Enjoy learning all about our native species in this one-hour workshop with pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching and forest bathing!  

Max. 30 participants per session 

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Case study – The Wildlife Wombles

The Wildlife Wombles are a group of volunteers with additional needs from the local community of Kingussie and surrounding areas. In partnership with Caberfeidh Horizons, this initiative provides real-life work skills and experience for people who need this support. Since 2014, the Wildlife Wombles have been helping at Highland Wildlife Park and assisting a wide range of RZSS teams, including clearing animal enclosures with our keepers and litter picking with our visitor experience team. 

They also collaborate with our discovery and learning team on enrichment projects for the animals, such as making food balls and papier mâché eggs for our Japanese macaques. Other activities have included tree planting, making big bug hotels, carrying out pictorial flora and fauna surveys, tidying up brash hedges and other boundaries, and maintaining the squirrel and bird feeding areas. 

In 2019, the Wildlife Wombles were nominated for the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability Awards and were awarded Certificates of Achievement in acknowledgement of their hard work. They have also received a Silver Award from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aqaria (BIAZA) in recognition.