Primary Schools

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.


Primary school visits

School visits at YWP are self guided, although education sessions can be booked to enhance your visit (see below). During your day, attend scheduled ranger talks and animal feeding times. Chat to our friendly rangers to learn more about our wildlife.

Enjoy our peaceful woodland surroundings, picnic at any of our lovely picnic areas or play in our Zoom Super Slide Barn, Monkey Play House or outdoor Forest Adventure Play area. With so much to do, you are sure to enjoy your day!

Primary Schools
Primary Schools

Pricing & Booking

The prices for school visits without education sessions can be seen in the table below, you must have 10 or more children in your group to qualify for these prices. You gain 1 free adult admission for every 5 paying children, you are more than welcome to use annual passes to enter for free however education session prices still apply and this may affect the allocation of free adults.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £13.50
Students (aged 3-16) £6.50
2 year olds £3.50
Education session (per child) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.
FREE Adult admission ratio:Primary 1 Adult : 5 Children

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hands-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


Foundation stage education sessions at YWP

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. If you would prefer, this session could be tailored to be just hands on with more of our animals which includes a variety of invertebrates.

Animal Story Time

Children will join in with a story about Chomp the Meerkats’ adventure around the park. The story incorporates lots of animal artefacts. Includes lots of actions, noises and guess work!

Links to the early learning goals

We offer a unique opportunity to excite children’s imaginations with the richness and diversity of the animal kingdom. We offer fun and lively sessions which help to deliver all prime areas of the foundation stage curriculum whether that is during the session or during your own follow up work. It is a cross-curricular experience which provides stimulus for all of the early learning goals, click here for more information. Education sessions are £1.50 extra per pupil, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply, please see the table below for more prices.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £13.50
Students (aged 3-16) £6.50
2 year olds £3.50
Education session (per child) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.
FREE Adult admission ratio:Primary 1 Adult : 5 Children

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hands-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


Key stage 1 education sessions at YWP

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. If you would prefer, this session could be tailored to be just hands on with more of our animals which includes a variety of invertebrates.

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 hands on, interactive games and 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.

World habitats & adaptations

Students will play a habitat game to discover all 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 and live animals.

Animal groups – fur, feathers and scales

Students will identify and name a range animals from different animal groups, starting with themselves. Animal bio-facts will be used to group animals in various ways (e.g. body coverings, what they eat, lay eggs/live young, legs/no legs) and there will be a chance to handle live animals.

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 and the use of live animals.

Key stage 1 National Curriculum Links

Sessions enable cross-curricular learning in subjects such as Science, Mathematics, English Language and Geography, but mainly cover the following science topics:

  • Year 1: Animals, including humans. Working scientifically.
  • Year 2: Living things and their habitats. Animals, including humans. Working scientifically.
Education Classroom
Education Classroom
Education Classroom
Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £13.50
Students (aged 3-16) £6.50
2 year olds £3.50
Education session (per child) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.
FREE Adult admission ratio:Primary 1 Adult : 5 Children

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hands-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


Key stage 2 education sessions at YWP

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. If you would prefer, this session could be tailored to be just hands on with more of our animals which includes a variety of invertebrates.

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 hands on, interactive games and 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.

Evolution and inheritance – written in conjunction with a real Palaeontologist!

Includes a natural selection game incorporating Darwin’s finches and links to animals in our collection who are closely related to the dinosaurs and their special adaptations. They will become fossil detectives to see what Mary Anning (one of the first fossil collectors) had to go through! Lots of hands on with animal bio-facts and real fossils.

Dean Lomax
Primary Schools
Primary Schools

Endangered animals & conservation

Children will learn about the animals in our collection and conservation projects YWP 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.

World habitats

The session will focus on African savannahs, polar, desert and rainforest habitats and some of the animals that live there. This session involves a habitat game activity, animal bio – facts and live animals.

Animal adaptations

Involves a hands on activity, a range of animal bio-facts and live animals.

Animal groups & classification

Children will be turned into a range of different animals and will have to use simple classification keys to figure out who they are. Includes being hands on with a range of animal bio-facts and live animals

Teeth and eating

Will involve a group food chain activity to show how energy flows through a food chain with all associated terms used, followed by a teeth matching game. Involves bio-facts including skulls, teeth, live animals and interesting examples from the YWP.

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Links

Sessions enable cross-curricular learning in subjects such as Science, Mathematics, English Language and Geography, but mainly cover the following science topics:

  • Year 3: Animals, including humans. Working scientifically
  • Year 4: Living things and their habitats. Animals, including humans. Working scientifically.
  • Year 6: Living things and their habitats. Animals including humans. Evolution and inheritance. Working scientifically.
Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £13.50
Students (aged 3-16) £6.50
2 year olds £3.50
Education session (per child) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.
FREE Adult admission ratio:Primary 1 Adult : 5 Children

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hands-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


BOOK YOUR VISIT!

Booking a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park is easy! Just click the button below and follow the steps. Alternatively, if you have any queries give a member of the team a call on 01302 279500 or fill in the contact form below:

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