Nursery Prices and Payment Options




There is so much to see at the Gardens that you might just simply wish to explore the site independently, encouraging the children to touch, smell, look and listen to all the amazing plants, animals, and other features that you come across. You can also use as many of the free Educational Resources as you like to help structure your visit.

Just £8.40 admits one adult and up to 3 children may accompany them for free. Any additional children will be charged £7.00 each.


We offer many expertly-taught, cross-curricular sessions to choose from. Have your children; learn about and handle our unique and exotic animal collection; hunt for weird and wonderful minibeasts in our beautiful Gardens; or engage their senses with an activity-filled walk around the Gardens, just to name a few. Every teaching session links directly to the new National Curriculum and can be tailored to fit any topic.

All EYFS teaching sessions are available to view here.

Off-Peak (August – February)

The price for one teaching session, including the Gardens’ entry fee, is just £7.40 per child.

Peak (March – July)

The price for one teaching session, including the Gardens’ entry fee, is just £8.00 per child.

The Teaching Session Option admits two adults FREE per group of 30 children (+ FREE 1:1 carers). Any additional adults will be charged at just £1.80 each.

Off-Peak Special Offer

Can’t decide which of our exciting and educational teaching sessions to choose? Don’t worry – treat your children to two.

Visit us between September 2019 and February 2020 and you can choose to receive two teaching sessions, and pay just £10 per child (one session – £7.40).

Please contact us (0121 450 5093 / for more information or to book this great value offer.

Please note…

  • this offer is only for the same group/class of children to have two teaching sessions
  • if you choose two indoor teaching sessions, then your time available to see the Gardens may be limited. Please discuss with us at time of booking


In order to cover our costs as an Educational Charity, a minimum charge will be levied for groups with fewer than 15 children.


Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit/debit card on the day. If you prefer, you can be invoiced before or after your visit. (Please note that only groups of 10 or more children can be invoiced.)

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Don’t forget to talk to your finance department about claiming your VAT back!


Our Gift Shop is always open for children and teachers to purchase any souvenirs of their day at the Gardens. However, if teachers prefer not to visit the shop but would still like to make a purchase, then goody bags can be made up for collection instead. Please advise of your requirements on your booking form (we advise a minimum goody bag spend of £3). (We are unable to invoice for any shop/goody bag purchases. These must be paid for on the day of your visit via cash, cheque or debit/credit card.)


For more information, or to book an exciting educational visit, please contact us by telephone (0121 450 5093) or e-mail.