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Woodside School Visits

A school visit to Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park is always a magical and memorable learning experience for children of all ages from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4. We ensure the specific needs of individual groups are met.

Our programs are mainly science-based, focusing on habitat, adaptations and conservation, with lots of opportunities for cross-curricular links. Special needs children and adults can be catered for by prior arrangement.

Visiting Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park is always exciting and our expert guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing ....

Everyone loves to cuddle and stroke the cute baby owls. They help us to explain to the lucky children who visit us, all about about lifecycles... What a fun way to learn!

 

WOODSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL VISITS


What to expect when you arrive... *


10:00 – Meet and greet Poppy the Parrot! (Ranger-led activity).

  • Pupils and teachers assemble in the marquee for an introductory safety talk with the ranger.
  • Pupils are divided into groups and allocated a ranger and a team name.

 

10:15 – 12:00 – Guided tour around the Wildlife Park. (Ranger-led activity).

Key Stage 1: Focus on senses, day and night, animal habitats and life cycles.
Key Stage 2: Focus on habitat, animal species and growth, rainforests and conservation.

  • Visit the Birds of Prey in the park – vultures, eagles, owls, hawks and falcons.
  • Enter the Madagascar Lemur enclosure and watch them play and feed.
  • Explore the Tropical Butterfly house. Spot the Amazonian Monkeys, Iguana and the Two Toed Sloth. Watch out for the Snakes, Rats and Bats!
  • Enjoy some Woodland activities and learn about wildlife and animal conservation.
  • Get up close and personal with Meerkats and Otters.
  • Pupils and teachers will get the opportunity to handle creepy crawlies, millipedes, crabs, scorpions to name a few.

 

12:00 – Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration (Ranger-led activity).

Key Stage 1: Senses, animal habitats and diet.
Key Stage 2: Animal habitats, adaptations and influence of man.

  • Observe the magnificent Birds of Prey showing off their flying skills.
  • Listen to the amazing facts about their natural habitats, appearances and eating habits.
  • Some pupils will get the opportunity to hold a Bird of Prey.

 

12:20 – Lunch Break and Gift Shop (Teacher-led activity).

  • Pupils and teachers will return to their marquee for lunch.
  • Ensure your pupils get chance to look in the gift shop and buy any souvenirs. (Recommend pupils to bring £2-£3 if they wish to buy a souvenir)

 

1:00 – Reptile Handling (Ranger-led activity).

Key Stage 1: Senses, animal species and habitats.
Key Stage 2: Animal habitats, life cycles and diet.

  • Keepers will bring out a variety of reptiles such as Snakes, Tarantulas, Bearded Dragon Lizards and Bull Frogs.
  • Pupils and teachers will be given the opportunity to touch and hold the reptiles.

 

1:30 – Pig Racing (Ranger-led activity).

  • Choose a team and watch the Pigs race each other!
  • Beware teachers! You may be picked to race against the Pigs.

 

2:00 – Departure* (Teacher-led activity).

  • Return safely to school.

 

* Times are approximate depending on arrival and departure times.

 

PRICES FOR 2014

  • £4.00 plus VAT per child
  • One adult FREE for every eight children. Extra adults charged as per current child rate.

 

Download our Risk Assessment document here: Download Risk Assessment Word document (68kb) Download (68KB)

 

Download our Risk Assessment document here: Download Teacher Guidance Notes document (32kb) Download (32KB)

Contact us on 01522 754280 for further information and a booking form.

Come to Woodside and join all the fun TODAY!
 
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