Bringing topics to life
A visit to one of our zoos offers a fantastic day of experiences that will bring your curriculum topic to life: your pupils can see and hear living examples of the plants, animals and habitats that they are learning about back at school.
Read on to see how we can help shape your school’s visit to one of our zoos.
Meet and greet
We’ll begin your visit by meeting you on arrival and giving you a short welcome, complete with important information, all the latest zoo news and a special challenge for your pupils!
We deliver sessions that complement your classroom curriculum teaching so that your pupils get the very most out of the day. Examples include:
Watch our giraffes feeding on branches while you’re learning how adaptations like long tongues and necks allow them to reach food that other animals can’t.
Spot our penguins swimming underwater to learn how their aerodynamic shape and counter-shading feathers help them to avoid predators.
Early Years Curiosity Quest (30 mins):
A fun, hands-on session where the children investigate a selection of artefacts including eggs, skulls, bones, furs and horns.
KS1 African Safari (40 mins):
Take a trip around the amazing continent of Africa by investigating artefacts connected with African species in this fun treasure hunt.
KS2 Plastic Oceans (40 mins):
Investigate the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans by sorting through material collected in a recent beach clean and hunting for nurdles in our fun challenge.
KS2 Conservation Conundrum (40 mins):
Pupils will be challenged to work together and solve puzzles to save wildlife in this escape-room-style adventure.
Please note that there is a maximum of 32 pupils per session. Not available May–July.
Please note that we are currently unable to offer indoor sessions while our education spaces undergo renovation.