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Groups with Additional Needs

Inclusivity and engagement

Educational visits are suitable for all, including those with additional needs.

Our Learning team are fully equipped to support your group. They can change the way your taught learning session is delivered, or adapt their style when answering students' questions. Just let us know the needs of your group.

If you would like to discuss your visit with a member of our education team, please email [email protected] —we'll be happy to help.

Site accessibility info

View the sensory map, accessible pathways and accessible facilities at the zoo.

Learning Sessions

Our outdoor learning sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of all ages and abilities, including SEND, EBD and SEMH. We aim to make the sessions as inclusive as possible, engaging pupils with the natural world, and developing their social and communication skills.

Wildly Creative

(Available April - July)

Explore colours, patterns and textures in nature, using natural materials to create a variety of seasonal art.

  • Use a range of senses in physical activities and challenges

  • Use a range of natural materials creatively

  • Produce artwork considering colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space

African Safari

Visit our African village and discover real African animals including giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. Through outdoor activities including games, find out how animals live in the grassland and how they rely on each other for survival.

  • Adaptations of savannah animals

  • Savannah food chains

  • Threats to African wildlife and conservation methods

Wild about Wolves

Learn the truth about wolves. Discover why wolves howl and find your ‘pack’ by smell alone. Through a series of games, your group will find out about wolf adaptation and take part in the predator-prey challenge!

  • Know some facts about wolves (adaptations and behaviour)

  • Describe why wolves and other animals became extinct in the UK

  • Suggest how to preserve remaining forests in the UK

How to book

To book your visit please email [email protected].