Bring your teaching to life!

With our collection of over forty different species of native wild animals and our team of knowledgeable keepers, the British Wildlife Centre offers the ideal venue to learn about Britain's own wonderful wildlife. The Centre will be closed to the public during your visit, though depending on your group size other pre-booked schools may be visiting.

School Visits: Reception to Year 7 - 'Animal Encounters'

Our 'Animal Encounters' schools programmes are designed to complement a variety of national curriculum skills and topics in science, history and geography for pupils at Key Stages 1, 2 & 3. These visits are based at the Centre with its collection of over forty different British wild animals and birds. This is a unique opportunity for children to learn about Britain's wildlife - a real life natural history lesson!

Unlike many similar venues, we will not be open to the public during your visit - ensuring a safe and inspiring trip. All school groups will be led throughout the visit by our own experienced keepers. All breaks are taken in our shaded picnic area. However, if the weather is unuitable we can accommodate your group in the Visitor Centre.

Our Animal Encounters school visits are suitable for Reception classes up to Year 7. Please note we do not take bookings for groups of younger children during school term time.

How to book

Before completing a school visit booking form please contact us first to check availability and to make a provisional booking:

By Phone  01342 834658 (during office hours)

By Email

complete 'Animal Encounters' school visit booking form

Information to download:

Secondary Schools

We also cater for Secondary Schools. Please contact us for details on cost and availability and to discuss your requirements.

Further Education

View details of our fully guided tours for A-level, College and University students 

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