Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth is introducing a new workshop for visiting schools, which ties in with Science.

The workshop, called Evolution, is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils and is suitable to support the Science curriculum.

Each session will take approximately one hour and can cater for up to 36 pupils at a time.


This session covers the topic of evolution. Pupils will be invited to travel back in time to explore the discoveries of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning. 

During the workshop, schools will investigate what Darwin discovered about the Finches on the Galapagos Islands. 

Pupils will also meet a real live animal and discuss its evolutionary path. They will also get to look at limb evolution in four different species of animal. 

Groups will then partake in an activity to create their own species of animal by thinking about its evolutionary journey. 

Another activity the workshop incorporates involves digging up fossils like Mary Anning did, and looking at why this was so important.

Schools at Drayton Manor Theme Park

More workshops are available such as: Animal Encounter which allows young pupils to interact with animals in the Discovery Centre, and Teeth and Eating which looks at the types of feeding strategies animals have, suitable for Key Stage 1. 

Other options include Dinosaur Discovery which explores dinosaurs and their habitats; Colours and Sound, a session which provides an overview of animal colours, for Key Stage 2; and Customer Service and Marketing courses for Key Stages 3 and 4.

Special rates for schools are available and teachers should check the website for more details.

 Teachers can also email education@draytonmanor.co.uk to arrange an educational visit.

For more information, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk