With our great range of workshops, we can bring your classroom learning to life and give your pupils the opportunity to experience nature hands-on by using our incredible collection of artefacts, as well as the excitement of seeing live animals and seeing conservation in action.
Have a browse at the workshops we offer here.
If none of those fit the bill, don’t worry! Whatever your classroom topic, we have the workshop to complement it. We know your children care about the environment and have enquiring minds and we now offer a question and answer session where your budding conservationists can ask us any question they like. Just tell us the topic you’re studying and we’ll come armed with facts and a few artefacts to bring the subject to life.
We have some exciting new workshops lined up for the Autumn Term 2014. From September, we’ll be bringing you up close with our native species in our special workshop at the zoo’s very own Nature Reserve. We’ll also be introducing a brand new KS2 Evolution session, as a response to your request with it now being on the curriculum.
And, we have a very special treat for your younger Key Stage 2 pupils towards the end of the Autumn Term when our limited run session Wild Winter invites your children for a walk through our magical wood with the excitement of meeting a very special visitor in his woodland cave at the end of the session.
All our workshops bring learning to life and give your pupils the opportunity to experience nature hands-on by using our incredible collection of artefacts and sometimes live animals.
Most of our workshops are 50 minutes long (our question and answer sessions last for 30 minutes) and we run them at 4 time slots on each week day during term time (10.30; 11.30; 1.00; 2.00). We have three classrooms and take a maximum of 20 pupils in each. Click here for our prices.
If you prefer not to have a workshop, you might be interested in our trails and activities. We’ve put these together for you to enjoy doing with your class in the zoo.
KS2 Trails and Activities
What some of our visitors said about our KS1 and KS2 workshops:
'All children were absorbed and stimulated throughout'
'Content reinforced learning taking place in school. Use of lovely resources delighted the children'
'Superb! Kept all the class interested and motivated'
'It covered all the main aspects we had talked about in class but you had fantastic resources too'