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 artefacts such as skulls, claws, feathers and at least one live animal.
Roars, Paws & Claws
During this hands-on education session students will gain knowledge of our three big cat species and the Polar bears. They will learn about their special features such as their paws, claws, whiskers and fur and how these help them survive in the wild. They will observe and touch a range of animal artefacts such as replica skulls, claws and paw prints. *No live animals are used in this session.
This session is all about bugs! Full of fascinating facts all about our giant exotic creepy crawlies through lots of hands-on interactive activities. There is also the opportunity to meet and handle some real bugs.
This session focuses on several animals in YWP’s collection and looks at their special adaptations. Students will get to handle a range of animal bio-facts and live animals.
Animal Groups & Classification
In this session students will learn about and use a simple classification key as part of an activity. Students will get to handle a range of animal bio-facts and live animals.
Adaptations & Evolution
This session is aimed at year 6 students who are currently learning about the topic of evolution. The session focuses on animal adaptations, exploring why some animals have changed so much over a long period of time and how fossils have given us clues to the past. Links are made to Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection and palaeontologist Mary Anning. *No live animals are used in this session.
This session is all about bugs! Learn some fascinating facts all about our giant exotic creepy crawlies through lots of hands-on interactive activities. There is also the opportunity to meet and handle some real bugs.