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School Trips

Learn about nature with us!

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.

Visit Length

Meet the Creatures Session, Indoor Tour & Outdoor Tour = 2 hours (+ lunch break if required)

Workshop Session, Indoor Tour & Outdoor Tour = 3 hours

2 Workshop Sessions, Indoor Tour & Outdoor Tour = 4 hours (additional charge of £1.50 per student)

Please add some additional time if you wish to use the outdoor play park, and the gift shop. 

 

Our minimum booking is 15 children, but if you wish to book for a smaller group we can offer visits for a flat rate of £75 for up to 15 children.

Educational Visit Prices

AgePrice (ex VAT)
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.

Additional adults are charged at adult group rate (£6 per person).

AgeAdult:Child ratio
0-11:3 (paying children only)
2-31:4 (paying children only)
4-81:6
9-121:8
13-181:10

Workshops

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

All of our schools sessions include an element of animal handling, so if you want to get up close and personal with a cockroach, or see a real life snake then our workshops can really bring learning alive!

KS1 & KS2 Workshops (45-50 mins)
HabitatsDress up for an adventure, and learn about animals from different habitats.
All the -VoresLearn all about who eats what – including meeting a carnivore, a herbivore and an omnivore and getting hands on with some skulls.
MinibeastsLearn all about invertebrates.
RainforestsLearn about the different layers of the rainforest, and meet some animals from rainforest habitats.
Nocturnal and Diurnal: Night and DayLearn who is awake during the day, and who wakes up at night. Meet nocturnal and diurnal animals, and find out about their adaptations.
Endangered AnimalsLearn about different Endangered Animals and the IUCN Red List, which helps us work out which species need our help the most.
EvolutionFind out about the development of Evolutionary Theory, meeting some animals which help to explain the different ideas of evolutionary thinkers.
African AnimalsMeet some African animals and learn about what life is like for African creatures in different habitats.
What's What?A classification workshop learning about different animal groups, such as reptiles, amphibians and different invertebrates.
Life CyclesLearn about different animal life stages, getting hands on with biofacts and animals and finding out about eggs, larvae and the cycle of life.
Prehistoric LifeMeet some amazing animals and learn about living fossils, dinosaurs and extinction.

If you're looking for a generic session where you can meet some different creatures we also offer a more generic 30 minute Meet the Creatures workshop for KS1 and KS2 groups.

KS1 & KS2 Workshops (30 minutes)
Meet the Creatures

Secondary Schools

Workshops (45-50 mins)
ConservationLearn about different Endangered Animals and the IUCN Red List, which helps us work out which species need our help the most.
Wild at ArtBe inspired by our animals – we’ll show you some beautiful and fascinating creatures to provide studies for drawing or photography.
EvolutionFind out about the development of Evolutionary Theory, meeting some animals which help to explain the different ideas of evolutionary thinkers.
Design a ZooFind out how we plan enclosures – the Five Provisions of good animal welfare and what you need to think about when designing a zoo.
Careers in ZoosLearn about career with creatures, and the various different jobs that you could do at the zoo.

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.

Bookings & Further Information

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

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