INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS


As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with an enviable site location that is set in stunning open parkland, we're also an award-winning conservation and education facility. This means we're in a unique position to teach our guests about conservation and the natural world making us an ideal destination for an educational school visit that appeals to all ages.
Our Keeper Presentations (Wildlife Events) are fun and informative - geared to encourage participation and learning. There are nine Wildlife Events daily (seven days a week) - for full details and times please see our 'Wildlife Events' Link.


Learning is further promoted through attractive, easy-to-read signs situated around the Park - many geared especially for children.
Tara Hayter, our Head Keeper & Education Officer, is actively involved with schools on the Island. During our 'out of season' months Tara has become increasingly involved with educational outreach presentations to school groups - these are fun, interactive outings where Tara is accompanied by members of our animal and insect collection!
Cost of outreach visits : £15.00 per half an hour session : £30.00 per one hour session

CHOOL VISITS
A WILDLY INTERACTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE!

"Best place we have visited during our holiday. The children have enjoyed this more than London Zoo".
"A wonderful place, lovely to be able to get so close to the animals, with great staff who make you feel special".

A NOTE FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL GROUP SUPERVISORS
LINK THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM TO YOUR SCHOOL VISIT

School Party Rate 2015 - £6.95p per pupil to include a free bag of duck food. We allocate 8 free teacher places with group sizes of 20 or more paying pupils. Under 20 pupils the rate is £7.95p per pupil and £7.95p per teacher -this does not include free duck food with group sizes of under 20 pupils.

 

Special offer for schools for groups of 20 pupils or more
Up to 8 FREE teachers' places with 20 or more PAYING pupils (normal admission £9.95) - Any additional teachers/helpers come in at the rate of £6.95p (we do not include duck food for the teachers/helpers).
Children's admission only £6.95 (normal price £7.95).


FREE bag of bird food (for the ducks) for paying pupils only when the group size is 20 or more (Bird food normally £1.00). Specialist food provided FREE at feeding times)


FREE map and programme of events.
* Smaller groups of children under 20 we provide the special rate for ALL persons in the party including teachers and helpers to come in at the rate of £6.95p each. This does not include free duck food.
* The 8 free teacher places ONLY applies for 20 or more paying pupils

 

Health & Safety
Your visit will be an educational experience that will bring every student's five senses to life! Every school is made to feel welcome with a friendly chat from one of our Animal Keepers before entering the Park - this includes a Health & Safety briefing wherein we outline the key risks and hazards and request that everyone is aware of the nature of the animal encounter experience.


Basic instruction on matters concerning the Health & Safety of all visitors is given during our Keeper presentations (Daily Wildlife Events) at the Park. It is recommended, however, that teachers and accompanying responsible adults make themselves familiar with our Health & Safety guidelines prior to their visit (available under the Health & Safety link on this website).
Park Risk Assessments are available to view from our website below, at the Park's Main Entrance Reception or can be emailed/posted prior to your visit, by request - please contact us