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School groups can learn all about nature with us!

We offer special trips for school groups, each including a workshop session with hands-on activities. Our interactive interpretation lets students explore a variety of topics through play-led learning, whilst our fun and engaging workshop sessions allow children to meet some of our residents face to face, and incorporate multisensory and kinaesthetic learning experiences.

We provide template risk assessments for the site, and ensure that we are providing a safe learning environment for students of all ages.

We recommend planning a 2-3 hour visit, depending on the size of the group and the time of year. 

Educational Visit Prices

Age 2 and under£4 per child
Aged 3-15£5 per student

Free teachers are permitted at the NSPCC recommended supervision rates for paying children:

AgeAdult:Child ratio
0-11:3 (paying children only)
2-31:4 (paying children only)


We offer workshops for all ages. If you can't see what you're looking for here, just get in touch and we'll happily adapt our workshops to suit your needs.

Early Years

Workshops (30 mins)
Animal Tails (Storytime)
Meet the Creatures

Primary Schools

Workshops (45-50 mins)
Meet the Creatures
Food Chains
Nocturnal and Diurnal: Night and Day
Endangered Animals

Secondary Schools

Workshops (45-50 mins)
Wildlife Art
Animal Enclosure Design
The Role of Zoos
The Zoo as a Business (including Marketing)

Other Groups

Whether you're a group of home educators looking to learn about pet care or university students keen to find out about conservation we can offer the perfect trip for you. Get in touch to discuss what you're looking for.

Education Outreach

Bring the zoo to you!

We offer education outreach, bringing some small friendly animals to you, and delivering our exciting and engaging workshops.

Education Outreach

We can deliver workshops for up to 30 children at a time, and our usual workshops last 50 mins + 10 mins turnaround time.

Workshops are available for a range of topics, such as Habitats, Evolution, Conservation, Food Chains and Minibeasts.

We can also offer 30 min Meet the Creatures workshops.

SessionSession LengthCost
Single Sessionup to 1 hour£120
Half Dayup to 3 hours£200
Full Dayup to 6 hours (+ 1/2 hour lunch break)£300

Travel expenses are also included in addition to the workshop fee, based on the distance from the park:

Distance from YO23 3FRAdditional Travel Charge
0-5 milesFree
5-10 miles£15
11-20 miles£25
21-30 miles£35
31-40 miles£45
41-50 miles£55
51-60 miles£65

Bookings & Further Information

To find out more get in touch using the contact form below, or contact us directly.

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