RZSS Summer CAT 2021

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Edinburgh Zoo


EH12 6TS

United Kingdom

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Summer CAT is based out of Edinburgh Zoo’s Wildlife Garden Yurt where children take part in a range of outdoor activities.

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Due to government guidance, we are operating our holiday programmes at reduced capacity this year. To allow those whose places were cancelled last year a chance of getting a space this year, we enabled priority booking and this does mean that many of the tickets we had available have now sold out. If there are tickets left, they can be found on this Eventbrite page.

If guidance changes to allow us to increase capacity, there may be the possibility of releasing more spaces after the initial booking is launched. If this does happen and you would like to be updated by email, please enter your details here. We will only use these details to let you know of any added spaces to our Eventbrite page listings for our summer programmes. Please note, this is not a priority waitlist – if any additional spaces become available, they will be on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are now also available here for our Virtual Summer School, an interactive week of Edinburgh and Highland discoveries for your animal lovers and the whole family online and offline from home.

Summer CAT is based out of Edinburgh Zoo’s Wildlife Garden Yurt where children spend all day outside getting mucky and getting hands on with conversation. They will take part in a range of activities including planting, building, animal surveying, games, campfires and much more. We also take advantage of being set in a zoo and visit some of our amazing animals!

The programme is for children entering school years P4-P7 after the summer (i.e. 7-11 years old) and runs from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm. When you book on to one of the 4 available weeks in July, the date on your ticket will correspond with the Monday and means you are booked in for the full week!

5th - 9th July

12th - 16th July

19th - 23rd July

26th - 30th July

Didn't manage to get tickets?

Try our Virtual Summer School to turn your whole family's holiday wild online and off-line from home! You can also sign up to our Holiday Tickets Update List for email updates if more tickets become available.

Would you like to know more?

Want to find out about our holiday programmes and our other family education programmes with RZSS? You can sign up to our mailing list here and tick 'education programmes'.


Is After-School Club available?

This year, it will not be possible for us to safely host an after-school club, which means the latest pick-up time is 3.30pm. Please bear this in mind when booking a place on Summer CAT.

 What are your COVID-19 precautions?

All equipment and resources will be cleaned at the end of each day. Hand washing facilities will also be available throughout the session. In line with current government guidance, children will not be asked to socially distance within the programme. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before booking a place on Summer CAT.

Because we are following current government guidance, please be aware that we may have to cancel at short notice.

How do I fill out the Health & Emergency form?

After you book your Summer School or Summer CAT tickets, your Eventbrite confirmation email will contain a link to fill out an online Health & Emergency form and a COVID-19 form. This will provide us with essential information for ensuring your children are in the best of care during their week with us. It must be completed before your place can be fully confirmed.

Are the age brackets compulsory?

The age brackets are compulsory, as the programme content will be aimed at this specific age group. If you are booking for multiple children, please ensure that you do not book children in the incorrect age bracket.

Is it possible to use childcare vouchers?

It is not possible to use childcare vouchers for Summer School or Summer CAT.

What time is drop-off and pick-up?

Drop-off is at 8.30am by the Members Gate. Please note, the Summer School and Summer CAT day begins at 8.30am now (a change from 2020). Pick-up is at 3.30pm. After school club is not available this year.

What about snacks and lunch?

Each child needs to bring their own packed lunch (labelled if possible). They can bring another snack for the morning break time. We are not able to provide children with snacks this year. Cups of juice and water are available at break and lunch and your child should bring a named water bottle for activities throughout the day.

Will photos be taken during summer programmes?

Photos and videos will be taken during summer programmes at the zoo for promotional and marketing use and to share with parents and family. If you have booked a place on a summer programme and do not wish for your children to be included in any photos or videos, please get in touch via email to education@rzss.org.uk.

What about clothing?

Your child will get their own T-shirt to keep that they need to wear each day, along with weather-appropriate clothing that they don’t mind getting active in, including painting and a range of other activities outside!

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Edinburgh Zoo


EH12 6TS

United Kingdom

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