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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All Things Wild


Our wide range of education activity sessions have been developed to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework and the National Curriculum. The activities that we offer are based around our varied collection at All Things Wild and we aim wherever possible to bring in practical experiences so that the children can get really 'hands on'. Below is some recent feedback from schools about their visits to All Things Wild: "The children loved the excitement of travelling through the dinosaur park, discovering the dinosaurs and the scenarios they were in. They really 'suspended their disbelief.'" "We were made to feel very welcome and the animal handling was superb!" "Well organised, excellent activities and things to do in a quiet, tranquil, rural...

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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

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

Wales
Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN


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

GreenWood Family Park

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



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


Deer, rabbits, geese and badgers 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 minibeast safari workshop?...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

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

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

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


With 70 acres, and a range of different countryside, heath, woodland and water meadows we're the perfect place to experience nature....

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst
★★★★★

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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


All of our zoo based sessions includes activities based on the natural wildlife of planet earth. From Minibeasts in Early Years up to Wildlife in Danger for KS3....

Drayton Manor Zoo

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
★★★★★

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


We offer a Nature Explorers workshop where pupils will go bug hunting, bird spotting and learn about UK trees. Pupils will see a range of artefacts including birds nests and antlers. ...

Flamingo Land

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


Hampstead Heath is the ultimate outdoor classroom. Our hands-on school sessions allow students to have fun, develop their knowledge and key skills, and explore different aspects of this beautiful open space. ...

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

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

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


Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm

London & South East
History, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Deer, rabbits and badgers are all regularly seen on a quiet spot of our 42 acre site. All just 1 hour walk from the centre of Oxford!...

Scout Adventures Youlbury
★★★★★

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


Activities include bird-spotting on the riverside, supervised river-dipping on the river foreshore - children are shown how to collect and identify fish and invertebrates....

River Habitats & Environmental Change

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

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

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

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
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

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


Our sessions on the farm cover many curriculum topics from Key Stage 2 to Key Stages 5 for example Home Sweet Home (Mini Beast Hunting) and Freshwater Explorer (Pond Dipping)....

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

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

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


Having free rein over the wide range of habitats within Hyde Park, we have the opportunity to study a plethora of creatures and step back to consider the ecosystem of the park as a whole. ...

The Royal Parks

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, Wildlife, Medieval, Tudors, Biology, 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
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

London & South East
Citizenship, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Godstone Farm, situated in the Surrey countryside, yet a short distance from the M25, A22 and A25, 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

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

Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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


Deer, rabbits and badgers are all regularly seen on a quiet spot of our site....

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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

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
Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, 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

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
★★★★★

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


With 95 acres, and a range of different countryside, heath, woodland, water meadows and plantations, we're the perfect place to experience nature....

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

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
★★★★★

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

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

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


With 36 acres, and a range of different countryside, heath, woodland and water meadows we're the perfect place to experience nature....

Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
★★★★★

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
The Deep
The Deep
★★★★★

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


A variety of workshops from Foundation to Key Stage 5 are available at The Deep which support this subject area. Click here for more details: https://www.thedeep.co.uk/education/school-trips...

The Deep
★★★★★

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


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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