Education activities at Wildwood fall into three main categories: Workshops, Tours and ‘Animal Focus Talks’. Tours and workshops last an hour for up to 30 participants and are £40 per session, while ‘Animal Focus Talks’ are shorter, just 15 minutes for 15 participants at a total of £15.

 

Workshops

Structured sessions held in our designated learning spaces (which range from an indoor classroom to a woodland glade) with links to the National Curriculum. See below for more information.

 

Tours

Guided walks around Wildwood led by an experienced presenter. Often these are just a general look at the site, but many different topics can be highlighted such as conservation, habitats, history and ecology. However, these are NOT recommended for EYFS level.

Animal Focus Talks

Short talks on specific animals, delivered by that animal’s enclosure. These are particularly handy for groups that don’t have much time, money or attention, or just want to explore Wildwood by themselves.

15 minute session, £15 per group, max 15 children per group.

Visit an animal of your choice (subject to births, seasonal behaviour, etc.), find out more about them and have your questions answered by a member of our education team. Typically, animal artefacts will be available for handling, such as shed fur or replica skulls.

Please note: on health and safety grounds, visitors do not touch or feed the animals.

And we’re more than happy to produce bespoke experiences at no additional charge!

For further information, just contact our Education Department on education@wildwoodtrust.org or 01227 209620.

 

EYFS Workshops

60 minute session, £40 per group, max 30 children per group.

Bear Hunt

Take part in a fun outdoor session with woodland activities themed around bears. Hear a bear bed-time story and see how many teddy bears are hidden among the trees. Learn where bears live and construct your own den, before making a camouflage crown to improve your hiding skills. Then go on a walk to visit our bears!
Please note: this session takes place in woodland so be aware of uneven flooring and poor weather conditions.
Outdoors.

Big Bad Wolf

Take part in a fun outdoor session with woodland activities themed around wolves. Hear a story about not-so big bad wolves, before exploring through games how wolves talk to eat other, what they eat and how they hunt. Then go on a walk to visit our wolves!
Please note: this session takes place in woodland so be aware of uneven flooring and poor weather conditions.
Outdoors.

Crazy Craft Workshop

Make your own masks and models from our unique designs, then take your creations home with you. Either choose a single animal to focus on e.g. wolves, bears or snakes, or a broader topic e.g. minibeasts, nocturnal animals or habitats.
Indoors.

Let’s Talk Wolf

Meet Wilf the wolf puppet as we reveal the surprising ways that wolves communicate with each other. Take a closer look at how posture and body language are used by both wolves and humans to show their emotions. Test your senses against those of a wolf through fun challenges and compete in a howl-off as we teach you to do it properly!
Indoors.

For further information, just contact our Education Department on education@wildwoodtrust.org or 01227 209620.