Primary School Visits

Whether you are just visiting YWP for a school visit or adding an education session on to your day, your students are guaranteed to have an amazing educational trip at YWP.

Choose your education sessions

Why not incorporate an award-winning education session into your day with us? We have lots of fantastic sessions to choose from, for all Key Stages, from Foundation stage to Key Stage 2. A lot of our education sessions are linked to the national curriculum, click the tabs below to pick the relevant Key Stage!

Take a wild Educational visit to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park! Explore Project Polar, home to the only Polar Bears in England! Engage in national curriculum-linked interactive activities and get hands-on with incredible creatures and unique artefacts.

Spot some of the worlds most endangered animals including Amur Leopards and Tigers.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the perfect fun and safe environment for your next educational expedition and our dedicated award-winning team will take the stress out of planning your trip!

School visits at YWP are self-guided (under 16’s must be supervised at all times), although education sessions can be booked to enhance your visit.

Aren’t Animals Amazing

During this general fun, hands on education session students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of animals. They will observe and touch a range of animal bio-facts such as skulls, claws, feathers. There will also be the opportunity for a Q&A session.

On Park Education
Education Virtual

Bear Necessities 

Linking with YWP’s Project Polar and the only Polar Bears in England! Join us for our Bear Necessities session to learn about polar bears through a range of interactive activities. Students will learn about the Polar Bears at YWP, adaptations, their Arctic habitat, threats they face in the wild and what we can do to help. Students will get to handle a replica Polar Bear skull and claws during this session.

Education Class Outreach
On Park Education
Education Virtual

Virtual School Visit

Bring the excitement of Yorkshire Wildlife Park into your classroom through Skype. This involves a Q&A session with the YWP education team live from Project Polar, home to the only Polar Bears in England! Alternatively, you can book our ‘Aren’t Animals Amazing’ session, brought to you live from the Wildlife Discovery classrooms. This Q & A session also includes looking at some of our bio-facts and even live animals. This session can be booked as a pre- or post-visit experience or as a standalone session.

Education Virtual

Food Chains and Diet

This session includes a group food chain activity where the children will make simple food chains. Examples of animals who are carnivores, herbivores, omnivores will be used. It involves using a range of animal bio-facts.

On Park Education

ANIMAL GROUPS – FUR, FEATHERS AND SCALES

Students will identify and name a range of animals from different animal groups. Animal bio-facts will be used to group animals in various ways.

On Park Education

World Habitats & Adaptations

Students will learn about desert, polar, savannah and rainforest habitats. They will learn about some of the animals in our collection that live in these various habitats and what they need to survive there. The session includes being hands on with a range of animal bio-facts.

On Park Education

Bear Necessities

Linking with YWP’s Project Polar and the only Polar Bears in England! Children will learn about Polar Bears through a range of interactive activities. Students will learn about the Polar Bears at YWP, their adaptations, their arctic habitat, threats they face in the wild and what we can do to help. Students will get to handle a replica Polar Bear skull and claws during this session.

Education Class Outreach
On Park Education
Education Virtual

Virtual School Visit

Bring the excitement of Yorkshire Wildlife Park into your classroom through Skype. This involves a Q&A session with the YWP education team live from Project Polar, home to the only polar bears in England! Alternatively, you can book our ‘Aren’t Animals Amazing’ session, brought to you live from the Wildlife Discovery Classrooms. This Q & A session also includes looking at some of our bio-facts and even live animals. This session can be booked as a pre or post visit experience or as a standalone session.

Education Virtual

Endangered Animals & Conservation

Children will learn about the animals in our collection and conservation projects YWPF are involved with. It includes a sorting activity, looking at animal bio-facts from the endangered animals in our collection, as well as items seized by HM Revenues and Customs. Reasons why animals are in danger will be discussed.

*This session is aimed at Year 4+

On Park Education

Aren’t Animals Amazing

During this general fun, hands on education session students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of animals. They will observe and touch a range of animal bio-facts such as skulls, claws, feathers. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A session.

On Park Education
Education Virtual

World Habitats

This session will focus on African savannahs, polar, desert and rainforest habitats and some of the animals that live there. Students will get to handle animal bio–facts.

On Park Education

Teeth and Eating

This session will involve a group activity to show how energy flows through a food chain with all associated terms used, followed by a teeth matching game. Students will get to handle a range of animal bio-facts including skulls and teeth.

On Park Education

Walking Expedition Tours 

Let us get out of the classroom and have fun learning outside, great for student wellbeing! Become our VIPs as you get your own personal tour guide for your expedition. Choose from a range of locations around the park (South America, Africa, or our brand-new reserves Himalayan pass & Experience Ethiopia). The tours will last for around an hour & are currently the same price as an indoor session.

On Park Education
Education Class Outreach

Education Outreach Session

On Park Education

On Park

Education Virtual

Online Session (Video Call)

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