Wildlife, Safaris and Sea Life Centres

Our planet's ecology

Obviously, seeing a troop of monkeys remove the wipers from the coach is going to be the highlight of your day out for a lot of children, but there is plenty more to be gained from trip to study the local, and not so local, wildlife. This section covers zoos and safari parks, sea life centres, as well as places to study British wildlife. If you want to study animals, birds, or fish, as part of key stage 2, 3 and 4 science, then see below for inspiration.

The UK has a wonderfully diverse array of natural wildlife, especially ornithological and places like the RSPB and WWT have centres up and down the country where you can go to study the habitats of our feathered friends. As well as helping your class understand the importance of our native wildlife, you will also be helping to support the protected areas which act as havens for species that would otherwise be under threat.

All these venues give great opportunities for cross-curricular study, especially biological adaptation, the geographical impact we humans can have on such delicate eco-systems through climate change, and environmental miss-management, and how we can protect them, both for future generations, and for our own well-being.

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Animals VR Workshop


Our workshops are a great way of bringing the curriculum to life without having the hassle of organising a school trip! During the Animals workshop, your pupils will have the chance to see: - A python and Dead Leaf Mantis in Borneo Rainforest - Gentoo penguins in Antarctica - Bull sharks in the Pacific ocean - Whip spiders - Mountain gorillas in the Congo During this workshop, your pupils will learn all about the different classifications of animals as well as being taught some amazing facts about each animal by our educators. It’s a great way of introducing your pupils to different habitats around the world! Following on from this workshop, your pupils can write an information text about all of the different exotic animals they’ve seen. Our literacy bundles...

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Wales
Science, History, Geography, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Biology, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase

Midlands
Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Wildlife, SEN


The UK's biggest Birds of Prey Show at Warwick Castle! Let your imagination soar as you join Warwick’s Falconer on an epic quest of discovery to find the finest Birds in all of the land, in this brand new, action-packed, spectacular show. ...

Falconers Quest

London & South East
Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

London & South East
Citizenship, Science, Biology, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Set in the Essex countryside yet within the M25, Lambourne End Centre combines Farm, Environmental and Adventurous activities to deliver personal development programmes focused on Self-Esteem, Health & Wellbeing, Life skills, Communication, Teamwork....

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre



Yorkshire
Science, Biology, Geography, Fieldstudies, Wildlife


All our workshops include a variety of activities to enable children to learn and observe the wildlife that lives in the reserve’s habitats. From looking at the different adaptations of birds and identifying pond creatures to classifying minibeasts and creating food chains our practical workshops ...

RSPB Old Moor

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


There is no better place to learn about wildlife and the natural world. Being a part of nature and immersing yourself in the natural world gives you a better understanding about how it all works together. All our staff are passionate about the natural world and this comes over in all our work....

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

London & South East
Science, Biology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Wildlife


Rivers and Environmental Issues is an exciting day of learning activities in the classroom and on the river foreshore. Pupils take part in river-dipping, identify birds and invertebrates, observe river features and use equipment to record data. ...

River Habitats & Environmental Change

Scotland
Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN


We’re a friendly family run outdoor activity centre that’s been operating since 1988 and caters to a wide range of children’s groups all year round. From the smallest group sizes to over 100 and from day trips to week long residential holidays....

Galloway Activity Centre

Yorkshire
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Monster adventure is a mobile organisation offering high quality outdoor education residential and activity days at an affordable cost across Yorkshire and beyond. We provide a range of bespoke experiences tailor made to suit the needs. ...

Monster Adventure Residential

North
Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


We work with the John Muir Trust who defend wild land, enhance habitats and encourage children of all ages to connect with wild places. YMCA is set within hundreds of acres of ancient woodland and is the perfect venue for groups looking to learn about wildlife....

YMCA Lakeside

Midlands
History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies


Get back to nature on a hill walk, learning about local wildlife, nature and flora and fauna. Our instructors will show you how to forage to survive, as well as identify species. Our pond-dipping at the Bell Heath centre allows your young people to study insects and organisms living in that environm...

History and Field Studies

London & South East
PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Godstone Farm 40 Glorious Years, situated in the Surrey Hills, yet a short distance from the M25, offers the perfect opportunity for pupils to embrace the outdoors and enrich their knowledge of life on a farm, learning about animals and more....

Farm Visit

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in Scotland at our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Scotland

East Midlands
Science, Art, Wildlife, Biology, SEN


Our programme of arts engagement and outdoor learning is focused on treasures from the collection and the built and natural environment allowing for the integration of the arts and creativity to STEM based learning, making us an ideal STEM centre. ...

Chatsworth

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Biology, Fieldstudies, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible. ...

All Things Wild

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Derbyshire

London & South East
Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Broadstone Warren Scout Site and Activity Centre is that hidden gem in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoying the best of both worlds, close to London and the South Coast whilst offering a gateway to the South Downs National Park. ...

Broadstone Warren

Midlands
PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Outdoor Learning, Forest School and Team Building, hands on activities set in the Wyre Forest or location of your choice. These promote Personal and Social Development and can contribute to SMSC and PSHE outcomes for your group. ...

Personal Development- Outdoor Learning

London & South East
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Enjoy a curriculum linked day of hands -on habitat study with surveys of pond, woodland,rare chalk grassland and meadow. Use sweep nets and pond nets, observe creatures under magnification and discover and identify predator and prey in a food chain. ...

Habitat Study Trips

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens! ...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

South West
Geography, Fieldstudies, Languages, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. Accommodation is provided in our highly popular tented village and our instructors can deliver an experience built around you...

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our Bedfordshire woodland for an experience day where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Bedfordshire

Wales, Midlands
Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, History, Romans, Medieval, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only


Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials...

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
★★★★★

Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Victorian, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


There is no better place to learn about wildlife and the natural world. Being a part of nature and immersing yourself in the natural world gives you a better understanding about how it all works together. All our staff are passionate about the natural world and this comes over in all our work....

North Wales Bushcraft Residential

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250-acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Oxfordshire

Scotland
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


Discover the wonders of the sea at Deep Sea World - Scotland's National Aquarium. Situated under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge Deep Sea World is home to over 4,000 sea creatures from Starfish to Sand Tiger Sharks there is something for everyone! ...

Deep Sea World Education

Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Physical Education, Wildlife, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, SEN


Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors each year for all ages and abilities through our bespoke residential and day visits, Duke of Edinburgh programme and family run events. ...

Sayers Croft
★★★★★

Wales
Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The BEST School Trip in North Wales... ...

GreenWood Family Park

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Scotland

London & South East
Science, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


Learn how to bake bread and grind wheat into flour, explore the stunning grounds and ponds for minibeasts and create beautiful artwork from nature. Enjoy a tour around our organic farm, meet our herd of dairy cows and discover where they live. ...

Day Trips at Bore Place

North East
Science, Physics, Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Visit our working organic farm and see the positive impact that being organic has on nature and wildlife. Visit our special scientific sites of interest, check our vole ponds and bat boxes and become Habitat Hunters for animals of all shapes and sizes....

Magdalen Farm

South West
Citizenship, Science, PSHE, Food, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Biology, Design Technology


Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip! ...

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

Yorkshire
Science, Physics, Biology, History, Prehistory, Egyptians, Romans, Wildlife


Did you know Flamingo Land offers educational workshops, tours and self guided workbooks all in the surroundings of an award winning zoo and theme park. ...

Flamingo Land

East Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN


We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

Midlands
History, Geography, Wildlife, Prehistory, Saxons, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


We offer the John Muir award for schools as a day trip or as a residential where each pupil will receive an award for conservation by building big bug hotels, exploring nature in the area and using their creativeness to either write a poem about nature or draw a picture or take pictures....

Ynys Hywel

Midlands
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Fieldstudies, SEN


What's the difference between a backswimmer and a water boatman? That's just one of the many questions your class will have answered on a visit to RSPB Sandwell Valley. Children will have a memorable day discovering nature on their doorstep. ...

RSPB Sandwell Valley

North
Physical Education, Languages, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Deer, rabbits, and owls are all regularly seen on a quiet spot of our site. With a variety of lakes, fields and woodlands we're a great spot for wildlife. Why not book a "wild game preparation" workshop, where you'll find out how to prepare and cook fish or rabbit on an open fire....

Scout Adventures Great Tower
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Business, Wildlife, Physics, Biology, SEN


Education is at the heart of what we do and with 10 themed lands, 40 rides and attractions, over 1000 amazing animals and a SEA LIFE centre; Chessington really is Britain’s Wildest Classroom! ...

Chessington World of Adventures
★★★★★

North
Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Bramhope Scout Campsite is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales less than 10 miles from Leeds City Centre. Set in 13.5 acres Bramhope Campsite offers a variety of accommodation and activities for all ages, abilities and different sized groups. ...

Bramhope Scout Centre

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Leicestershire

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire

London & South East
History, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Youlbury
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Geography, Wildlife, Victorian, Environmental Geography, SEN


We grow around 6,000 rare and exotic plant species in 22 subtropical acres, attracting some of the most beautiful wildlife. Our garden creates opportunities to study Geography, Geology, History, Horticulture, and learn about rare plants and wildlife....

Ventnor Botanic Garden

South West
Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, History, Medieval, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


We have partnered with the Dorset Wildlife Trust and with RSPB Arne so that your students can gain experience of the special environment (SSSI) on the Isle of Purbeck, a chalky heathland which sustains diverse fauna and flora species and is famous for being the home of all six of the native UK repti...

Cumulus Outdoors

All UK Regions
English, Science, Wildlife, Biology, SEN


Learning about the animal kingdom? Travel around the world and come face to face with a range of different animals through virtual reality! Workshops start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

Animals VR Workshop

London & South East
Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place

Dragon Activity Guides
Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities ...

Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Geography, Physical Geography, Wildlife


Woburn Safari Park is a fantastic venue for school groups of all ages! It combines learning with an enjoyable experience. School groups can make their own way around the Park or opt for an educational activity....

Woburn Safari Park

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages. ...

The Royal Parks

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval


Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your school activity trip to Pembrokeshire...

Manorbier

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Education Garden & Pond onsite - pond dipping and ecology opportunities. Drews Pond Woods - ancient woodland nature reserve Home Covert - 35 acre woodland & private gardens offering earth education activities, invertebrate sampling, woodland studies, and stream sampling....

Braeside Residential
The Deep
The Deep
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Performing Arts, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The Deep aquarium has over 5000 animals including sharks, penguins and turtles. The subsidised package includes time in the exhibition, a reserved lunch space, secure bag storage, on-site parking and a choice of over 50 workshops and presentations. ...

The Deep
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Wildlife


Set in a beautiful forest landscape, Birdworld and the surrounding gardens offer perfect opportunities for learning about wildlife from all over the world in a natural setting. With many of our species classified as 'Endangered' or 'Critically Endangered'; Birdworld is the perfect place to learn all...

Birdworld

All UK Regions
PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Bringing the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild to your students, WiseUp Team Building's Bushcraft Challenge is a fantastic way for learners to get hands on, practical experience. Firelighting, shelter building, natural crafts and more! ...

Bushcraft–We Come To You–Unlimited Numbers

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire


The venues specialising in sea life are always popular with children, perhaps because it gives them an insight into what is normally hidden from view. The examples listed here offer tailor-made workshops, ideal for allowing your class to gain hands-on experience and to fully understand the issues and challenges associated with marine biology.

Clearly, despite the frequent rural sightings of leopards, tigers and other big cats, some wildlife is going to be completely new to your class. They have probably seen them on television, but that is no substitute for getting up close and personal with some of our planet’s more unusual fauna. Zoos and safari parks have changed and are no longer just somewhere to take the kids for an ice-cream and the chance to marvel at the giraffes. Even the more traditional parks are changing what they offer, developing more intelligent ways of engaging their visitors. And the ability to create artificial biospheres means it is now possible to visit a tropical jungle without leaving our temperate climate.

New Educational Programmes at Cotswold Farm Park
Spring Term 2019 Day Trips

Beth, the new education officer at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, shares exciting changes that are happening at the farm this year.

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Biology and Wildlife at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Summer Term 2019 Day Trips

Your class can explore climatic-themed glasshouses and 15 acres of landscaped gardens exploring a range of biology and wildlife topics.

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Wildlife Discoveries & Habitats at Sandwell Valley
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

So, you are thinking of a trip to fit in with your science topic: Habitats, the RSPB can help with that.

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Workshops at Drayton Manor Zoo
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Discover how multi-sensory learning experiences at Drayton Manor can benefit your class during a school trip.

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