Drusillas Park offers primary classes a unique chance to bring learning to life with a school trip to the zoo. The children’s learning experience begins with hundreds of animals to see, imaginative and child friendly interpretation boards, eye catching interactive information displays, our Zoolympics Challenge, Animal Spotter Books and Trail, Collective Name Trail, Sensory Trail, Maasai area and our Farmyard.
Our education team can heighten your day out with a choice of fun and engaging education sessions with direct links to the National Curriculum and all sessions (except Maasai Life) include the opportunity for pupils to stroke at least two animals.
Encounter a range of small animals and artifacts in this fun, sensory experience.
A chance for the children to meet animals with 0, 6, 8 and hundreds of legs. The amazing world of minibeasts is brought to life in this session.
This session introduces the variety of rainforest life through sight, sounds, artefacts and animal encounters.
Lenny The Lonely Land Snail
Lenny the land snail is in search of a friend. Join him on his quest as he meets many different animals.
Harry Travels The World
Join Harry (the rat) on his adventures across weird and wonderful lands.
Thomas Meets the Animals
Join Thomas and friends on his adventure around the zoo and discover the fascinating animals he encounters.
KEY STAGES 1 AND 2
Children can encounter four animals - this usually includes at least one reptile, mammal and invertebrate. KS2 pupils can additionally handle a selection of customs seized animal artifacts (available to KS1 on request).
Habitats and Adaptations
Through innovative costumes and artifacts we discover the multitude of adaptations that animals have developed to ensure that they are perfectly suited to their environment.
Through sight, sound and animal encounters, the diversity of rainforest life is explored in our Rainforest Room.
Through dressing in traditional costumes and examining many articles from everyday life, we look into the roles of the family members in the Maasai community.
Explore the features of the invertebrates that have enabled them to become one of the most successful, diverse and fascinating animal groups in the world.
Fur, Feathers and Scales
We take a light hearted look at the way in which we group animals, and discover what makes a fish, amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal.
We take a look at a variety of animal life cycles, using costumes and artefacts to explain how animals grow up and become adults.
Discover how Drusillas looks after its exotic animals by learning about enclosure design, diets and enrichment. This session also looks at pet care and gives pupils the opportunity to stroke two animals.
Conservation in Zoos
Find out why some animals are endangered, and how zoos look after their animals and work together to increase their numbers. Pupils are able to handle a range of animal artefacts on loan from HM Revenue & Customs.
Don’t forget we also offer free adults ratios, a choice of two picnic areas, a simple booking procedure, plenty of spaces for coaches near to the entrance and opportunities to order goody bags.
To book an educational trip Drusillas Park, telephone the Education Department on 01323 874117 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For a full breakdown of costs please click on the following link: Education Prices
If you wish to visit without an Education Session please download our booking form.