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Schools

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. 

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)
Habitats
Food Chains
Minibeasts
Rainforests
Nocturnal and Diurnal: Night and Day
Endangered Animals
Evolution

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)
Conservation
Wildlife Art
Evolution
Classification
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 (ex VAT)
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

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