Zoos, Wildlife & Farms

Bakers Dolphin's school trip to Longleat Safari Park

Coach firm takes school children on wild day out to Longleat

2019-08-05T16:01:00+01:00

A group of Primary school children and their teachers were treated to a day out at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, courtesy of coach company Bakers Dolphin.

Wild Planet's climate change teacher Steve Nash

Wild Planet Trust to offer new workshops with climate change teacher

2019-08-01T15:11:00+01:00

The head of education for Wild Planet Trust, the charity with zoos in Devon, Torquay and Cornwall, will offer new workshops this September after becoming a UN Accredited Climate Change teacher.

Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park installs ‘Buddy Bench’ for children to make new friends

2019-06-26T16:27:00+01:00

Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex has added a ‘Buddy Bench’ for pupils who want to make new friends on their trip to the zoo.

Living Coast in Torquay

Living Coasts in Torquay is providing schools with marine life educational trips

2019-06-14T09:45:00+01:00

Living Coasts covers everything from plastic in the ocean to a penguin encounter.

The Deep Primary school

World Ocean Day: Some of the best experiences linked to sea life and oceans

2019-06-06T11:03:00+01:00

As it’s World Ocean Day this Saturday, we’ve selected some of the best educational experiences linked to sea life and oceans for all-year round. 

Niara the okapi calf at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo announces arrival of endangered okapi calf

2019-05-08T09:52:00+01:00

Marwell Zoo in Winchester has welcomed a rare okapi calf into the world, offering visiting pupils the chance to witness the uncommon animal in captivity alongside its other attractions for school trips.

Wild Place Project

Wild Place Project launches new bear sculpture trail

2019-04-10T09:46:00+01:00

The Wild Place Project in Gloucestershire has introduced a new trail, featuring 20 bear sculptures to celebrate the opening of its new bear enclosure. 

Children playing on laptop

Schools win host of prizes as part of Council for Learning Outside the Classroom competition

2019-04-05T08:02:00+01:00

Five schools have won a host of free trips and workshops as part of a competition to celebrate 10 years of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).

Watching the penguins at ZSL

Take learning out of the classroom with ZSL

2019-04-03T15:58:00+01:00Sponsored by

Education is at the heart of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) which has two zoos in the UK - London Zoo & Whipsnade Zoo. Discover the experiences on offer for your next school visit.

Child at Hop Farm Family Park

Kent History & Fun: The Hop Farm Family Park

2019-02-06T12:30:00+00:00

The Hop Farm in Kent features the world’s largest collection of Victorian Oast Houses. 

Chessington World of Adventures School Trips

What’s new for educational trips in 2019

2019-01-04T11:09:00+00:00

Every year brings with it a new selection of workshops, learning spaces and sites suitable for students.

Students from Flora Gardens Primary School visiting Nethercott House

Life on the Farm: Nethercott House

2018-11-09T15:32:00+00:00

Fresh air, team activities and exposure to the working world made for a trip to remember for 39 pupils from Flora Gardens Primary School in London. 

Marwell Zoo Brickosaurs

Life-sized brick dinosaurs to join the animals at Marwell Zoo in 2019

2018-11-08T10:36:00+00:00

Marwell Zoo is said to become the first attraction in the world to host the giant brick dinosaurs.

STOAwards

School Travel Awards finalists revealed

2018-10-10T09:20:00+01:00

Find out who the finalists are for this year’s School Travel Awards, ahead of the ceremony in November.

Hippopotobus at Drusillas Park

Business Studies: Drusillas Park

2018-10-02T12:15:00+01:00

Drusillas has over 100 species of animal including penguins, monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, sloths, camels and flamingos, as well large play areas, Hello Kitty Secret Garden and a new three ride attraction Go Safari!

WWT

WWT Wetland Centres launches resources for planning school trips

2018-08-31T09:37:00+01:00

A new resource to help teachers plan learning outside the classroom has been revealed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo highlights schools offering with milestone visit

2018-07-25T15:26:00+01:00

Conservation charity Marwell Wildlife has recently celebrated its one millionth student visit to its zoo in Hampshire, showcasing its educational benefits.

Studfold Farm woodland

Fresh air and adventure: Studfold Walks and Trails

2018-07-23T14:34:00+01:00

Counting rabbits, navigating a maze and building a den were all part of a day of fun, fresh air and adventure enjoyed by a group of pupils from North Yorkshire.

School trip to Lee Valley Park Fams

From city to farming first-hand: Lee Valley Park Farms

2018-07-17T14:26:00+01:00

The pupils from Winton Primary School in King’s Cross visited Lee Valley Park Farms to meet the animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour. 

Bakers Dolphin

Children experience wild day out with Bakers Dolphin

2018-06-27T10:40:16+01:00

Children from four Weston-Super-Mare schools recently boarded a Bakers Dolphin coach for a trip to Longleat Safari Park, courtesy of Rotary International and KidsOut.

Zoo Quest

Chessington launches new zoo trail for schools

2018-06-25T15:14:14+01:00

Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey has revealed its latest resource, which takes pupils on an exploration trail around the attraction.

Mini ponies

Key Stage 1 and 2 learning supported at Miniature Pony Centre

2018-06-19T11:07:55+01:00

The Miniature Pony Centre in Devon has a schools programme suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.

Pupils from Winton Primary School

Lee Valley Park Farms offers ‘Field to Fridge’ school days

2018-06-05T14:46:51+01:00

Lee Valley Park Farms in Essex is offering schools a ‘Field to Fridge’ day to enable them to meet animals and learn about milk production.

St Davids Cathedral

New trail to teach children about bee conservation

2018-05-29T11:35:00+01:00

St Davids in Wales has recently been announced as the first ‘Bee Friendly’ city in the country and has launched a themed tourist trail, suitable for school children.

SEA LIFE London

Trips to celebrate World Ocean Day for Schools

2018-05-22T09:10:00+01:00

We take a look at some ocean-inspired trips to tie in with a new initiative, World Ocean Day for Schools, which aims to engage the younger generation in conversations about the world’s oceans.

Arfur & Eveline chimps at Monkey World

Rainforests: Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

2018-05-16T11:41:00+01:00

Boost your student’s learning at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, where a dedicated education team can lead your class in a curriculum-focused workshop or talk.

West Midlands Safari Park

West Midlands Safari Park gets LOtC badge for educational offering

2018-04-30T11:04:00+01:00

The Education Department at West Midland Safari Park has recently been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge for its educational visits.

SEA LIFE Manchester

Lair of The Giant Crab opens at SEA LIFE Manchester

2018-04-10T11:18:06+01:00

SEA LIFE Manchester’s new deep-sea attraction, Lair of The Giant Crab, features two giant Japanese spider crabs, amongst other ‘monster-sized’ sea creatures.

National Marine Aquarium

New boat trips to allow pupils to explore Plymouth Sound

2018-04-09T11:26:00+01:00

The National Marine Aquarium has announced it will be offering educational boat trips to explore the Plymouth Sound from this month.

SEA LIFE Blackpool

SEA LIFE Blackpool launches turtle conservation area

2018-04-04T11:03:00+01:00

The Merlin attraction has now opened its doors to its new turtle rescue zone which allows visitors to learn about conservation.

SEA LIFE London

SEA LIFE London opens new Rainforest Adventure

2018-03-28T16:34:00+01:00

The new feature will allow school groups to discover the UK’s largest population of Piranhas and learn about some of the world’s most venomous jungle critters.

Ice Age

West Midland Safari Park opens new Ice Age exhibit

2018-03-27T16:33:00+01:00

The park’s Ice Age exhibit is set to open today (30th March), just in time for Easter and the following school term.

Sacrewell Farm

New school packages and upgraded tractor ride at Sacrewell Farm

2018-03-16T11:53:00+00:00

The farm in Peterborough has revealed its upgraded tractor trailer which aims to make school visits even more attractive along with some new educational packages.

Green turtle at National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium prepares to celebrate British Science Week

2018-02-21T16:54:15+00:00

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth will celebrate this year’s British Science Week with a programme of educational activities.

Wild Learning Centre

Learning centre and zoo ‘walkshops’ new for Chessington

2018-02-19T11:24:03+00:00

Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey will open a new Wild Learning Centre this year, where pupils can experience hands-on activities supporting the national curriculum.

Blue Tongued Skink

Hobbledown launches new animal workshops

2018-01-25T12:32:38+00:00

Hobbledown in Epsom, Surrey, has introduced some new Science themed workshops to its educational offering.

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

Merlin reveals new features at attractions in Manchester

2018-01-22T15:41:00+00:00

Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of two new features to launch at Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, this year.

Farm Camp

Sacrewell Farm prepares Farm Camp for schools

2018-01-22T12:08:20+00:00

Throughout the summer term, Peterborough-based Sacrewell Farm will be running Farm Camp for pupils and details have been revealed.

Barn Owl

Attractions to inspire birdwatching

2018-01-15T12:53:00+00:00

With events such as the Big Garden Birdwatch and the Big School Birdwatch taking place this month, we look at attractions to get children learning about our feathered friends.

Sea Life Brighton

Star fish display at Sea Life Brighton to support Science

2018-01-12T09:40:00+00:00

Sea Life Brighton is set to unveil its newest creature installation, Sea Stars, which can be used during a school visit.

Nausicaa

More than ever for schools at French National Sea Centre

2018-01-09T16:51:00+00:00

On 19th May, a massive expansion of NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, will open to the public.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park reveals more details of 2018 workshops

2017-12-15T14:54:09+00:00

Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire will be launching seven new school workshops, suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 and covering a range of topics in the New Year.

Sumatran tiger

Chessington to add to educational offering in 2018

2017-11-17T11:22:00+00:00

Chessington World of Adventures, in Chessington will be adding some new workshops to its offering come 2018, and will see some new animal arrivals.

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WWF offers new English and Science workshop

2017-11-08T10:00:01+00:00

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is offering a new workshop at The Living Planet Centre in Surrey, to tie in with both English and Science for Key Stages 1 and 2.

SEA LIFE Blackpool

School trips inspired by Blue Planet

2017-11-07T11:45:00+00:00

With Blue Planet being watched all over Britain since it hit our screens again a fortnight ago, we suggest some inspired trips to take your class on.

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Teaching children about wildlife and nature

2017-10-26T09:07:00+01:00

School trips to get pupils interested in the world around them and the variety of animals that live among us.

Sea Life Blackpool

New focus on rainforest wildlife at Sea Life Blackpool

2017-10-20T15:49:04+01:00

Sea Life Blackpool has launched a conservation campaign highlighting the importance of bugs and insects to the world’s rainforests.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park to launch new workshops in 2018

2017-09-14T14:51:34+01:00

Paultons Family Theme Park, in Hampshire, will be introducing new wildlife themed workshops suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils come 2018.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor introduces new Key Stage 2 workshop

2017-09-11T14:45:05+01:00

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

The importance of LOtC

Research Focus: LOtC and the challenging future

2017-07-25T11:48:00+01:00

STO looks at a new study from Planet Ark that suggests that teaching children outside the classroom can give them the skills they need to tackle the challenges of the future.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo offers free school visits

2017-07-21T14:25:00+01:00

Chester Zoo has announced that from November to February 2018 school visits will be free.

School pupils at Kidzania

Tackling PSHE: top attraction ideas

2017-07-21T12:19:00+01:00

STO takes a look at some school trip ideas for teachers to take their class on a PSHE trip.

CLOtC School Roadshows

Roadshows to focus on learning outside the classroom

2017-06-29T14:33:48+01:00

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC), will be hosting three School Roadshows for teachers.

The Great Yorkshire Show

School trips to county shows

2017-06-21T09:45:56+01:00

STO looks at county shows around the country and what they offer visiting schools.

East Ayrshire Council

A Q&A with... The East Ayrshire Council

2017-06-13T10:35:00+01:00

STO talks to Willie White, education officer for East Ayrshire Council (EAC) to find out why learning outside of the classroom is so important.

Tesco Happy Eat programme

Trips to bring healthy eating to life

2017-06-07T12:01:49+01:00

STO looks at school trips to teach pupils about nutrition and food provenance.

No school wants to imagine that a crisis could happen on their own school trip. Unfortunately, once every dark day, accidents – which are unpreventable as far as school staff are concerned – happen.

The 5 Ps and school trip crisis control

2017-05-12T11:30:00+01:00

Ways in which schools can prepare themselves for a crisis, even if it means thinking about the unthinkable.

Marvellous Mini-Beasts session

Longleat adds new education session to Marvellous Monsters exhibition

2017-03-15T10:45:39+00:00

The Marvellous Monsters exhibition at Longleat, opening on 8th April, will be introducing a brand new education workshop for schools.

Dr Kelsey Herrick

A Q&A with Dr Kelsey Herrick, veterinary expert and LOtC enthusiast

2017-03-14T14:15:39+00:00

STO speaks to Dr Kelsey Herrick, a veterinarian at SeaWorld California, who relates some of her experiences with LOtC.

Safari Academy

West Midland Safari Park to launch new education centre

2017-03-13T11:18:00+00:00

This summer a newly built facility specially designed for visiting schools will open, called Safari Academy.

Japanese Crab at Sea Life Brighton

New crustacean exhibition set to open at Sea Life Brighton

2017-03-07T12:46:00+00:00

A new exhibition, which welcomes school visits, is opening on 1st April at Sea Life Brighton, and could be a good idea for pupils studying Science.

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

Science and Geography at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2017-03-02T15:41:00+00:00

School Travel Organiser looks at the educational sessions available at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

Students chalk bashing at Butser Ancient Farm

Itinerary idea: Iron Age to Roman at Butser Ancient Farm

2017-02-16T09:11:56+00:00

STO takes a look at a typical day at the Butser Ancient Farm for Key Stage 2, concentrating on Iron Age to Roman.

Breakfast at Hatton Country World

Case study: breakfast at Hatton Adventure World

2017-01-31T14:48:48+00:00

80 school children recently enjoyed a breakfast-focused visit to Hatton Country World in Warwick. Here’s how they got on.

A school group on a Racing to Schools day.

Maths, Science and Art with Racing to School

2017-01-18T11:49:00+00:00

Watch your students clip clop their way to educational success with Racing to School – a charity that supports young people’s learning by encouraging an interest in horseracing at a number of UK racecourses.

Dr Sharon Redrobe%2C the chief executive at Twycross Zoo

Twycroos Zoo CEO on the importance of LOtC

2017-01-11T10:58:00+00:00

School Travel Organiser speaks to Dr Sharon Redrobe from Twycross Zoo about the importance of learning outside the classroom.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

New workshops mark Science Week at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

2016-12-15T14:03:00+00:00

To celebrate Science Week, Chessington World of Adventures Resort will be providing special workshops for children.

Kids Country Food and Farming Day

Date for the 2017 Kids Country Food and Farming Day announced

2016-12-13T13:40:59+00:00

The Kids Country Food and Farming Day will take place again next year for its fifth run, in Peterborough.

Stratford Butterfly Farm

History, Geography and Science at Stratford Butterfly Farm

2016-11-11T15:27:22+00:00

Stratford Butterfly Farm provides schools with many educational opportunities including an exhibition about the rainforest’s ancient Maya civilisation.

Ocean Invaders

Jellyfish exhibition to open at Sea Life London

2016-11-09T11:51:00+00:00

Sea Life London has announced plans for a new exhibition called Ocean Invaders, confirmed to open next Easter.

Twycross Zoo

Study Science, Geography and Design at Twycross Zoo

2016-11-03T16:02:00+00:00

Twycross Zoo offers many educational opportunities for schools including a hands-on experience in designing their own zoo.

Whirlow Hall Farm

Literacy, Maths and Science: learning on a farm

2016-08-03T11:03:00+01:00

School Travel Organiser finds out what educational activities Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield offers to Key Stage 1 to 5.

Chimpanzee

Study AS and A Level Psychology at Chester Zoo

2016-08-02T09:34:42+01:00

Chester Zoo offers Psychology workshops for AS and A Level students that concentrate on observing the zoo’s primates.

Children RHS

RHS launches Green Plan It Challenge

2016-07-05T10:53:00+01:00

The RHS has launched a competition called the Green Plan It Challenge that relates to Science and Citizenship.

Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens

Outdoor learning at the Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens

2016-06-16T15:03:41+01:00

Plant growth and garden birds are high on the learning agenda at the Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens.

Piglet

Bill Quay Community Farm expands Primary school programme

2016-06-03T14:37:00+01:00

Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead has expanded its education programme for Primary school students to include more workshops.

Turtle

One World Adventures launches conservation trips for schools

2016-04-22T09:54:00+01:00

One World Adventures is a new tailor-made educational programme that provides conservation experience for students between 15 and 18.

(Photo credit: Peter Budd)

Bring the Science curriculum to life with the help of animals

2016-03-17T12:26:00+00:00

Nurture your pupils’ enthusiasm for Science with the support of some furry companions at these UK animal-themed attractions.

The Deep

Superhero-themed Science workshops at The Deep

2016-03-03T17:01:44+00:00

The Deep aquarium in Hull is offering some new superhero-themed workshops in March and April.

The new dinosaur attraction will open in spring

Students become amateur palaeontologists at Port Lympne Reserve

2016-01-11T09:47:47+00:00

Port Lympne Reserve has announced that preparations are underway for a new dinosaur attraction, and visiting pupils will be able to dig for fossils and try their hand at palaeontology.

Snakehead Turtle

Itinerary Idea: Sea Life, Brighton

2015-12-22T11:17:48+00:00

Visit Sea Life Brighton for an itinerary tying in Science, Geography, Art and Drama for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Pupils learning about animal welfare at Wood Green

Learning Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE with animals

2015-12-02T09:59:00+00:00

We talk to Anna Cowling from Wood Green Animal Shelter about why animal welfare is an important lesson.