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WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES

SCHOOL TRIP WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are perfect for teachers and students to experience a fun, hands-on and engaging session hosted by our trained educational staff.

All of our workshops cover key curriculum targets including English, Computing and STEM.

Here at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort we offer 11 different workshops for a minimum of 15 students which you can enjoy on your school trip, scroll down to find out more.

Sunny Zebra (2)
£1.75 per child

SAFARI IN ACTION

KS1, KS2, KS3 or KS4  (Ages 5-16)

A guided walk around our Wanyama village and reserve where a zoo host will have an interactive talk about the different animals who live there. There will be plenty of group discussions, fun facts and opportunities to ask any questions. We will also touch on the Chessington Conservation Fund, what the charity does and how humans can help support wildlife at home and across the world. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • To gain a wider understanding of the different animals that come from the African continent.
  • To understand the difference between carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. 

Tiger Tsar
£1.75 per child

TIGERRIFIC CONSERVATION

KS1, KS2, KS3 or KS4  (Ages 5-16)

A classroom-based workshop, where we look at the animals that live at Chessington World of Adventures but a more focused approach on our Amur Tigers and the habitats in which they live, the adaptations each animal has to aid survival as well as lots of exciting fun-facts about those animals. They will also learn about what dangers Amur Tigers face in the wild, what is being done to reduce some of the issues. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • To understand what is mean by the term’s “habitat” and “adaptations”.
  • To be able to identify specific adaptations in animals based on their habitats.
  • To gain a wider understanding of the threats that Amur Tigers are facing and demonstrate examples of positive lifestyle changes that everyone can make. 

Lion (1)
£1.75 per child

AMAZING ANIMALS

Key Stage 1-2 (Ages 5-11)

A classroom-based workshop, where we look at the animals that live in Chessington World of Adventures Resort and the habitats in which they live, the adaptations each animal has to aid survival as well as lots of exciting fun-facts about those animals.

40 minute duration, 30 capacity.

Lesson Objectives:

  • To understand what is mean by the term’s “habitat” and “adaptations”.
  • To be able to identify specific adaptations in animals based on their habitats.
  • To gain a wider understanding of the animals who live at Chessington.

Rhino
£1.75 per child

Gruffalo Animal Observations

Key Stage 1-2 (Ages 5-11)

A classroom-based workshop where we use characters from the story book The Gruffalo, to describe distinguishing characteristics and features of different animals. There will be group activities, a meet and greet with a live animal before having a chance to create your own animal from modelling clay. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • To be able to identify animals from just a distinguishing feature such as their tail.
  • To understand how animal species, differ from each other.
  • To apply what has been learnt in the workshop and create a recognisable animal from modelling clay. 

PENGUINS 002
£1.75 per child

ANIMAL CSI

Key Stage 1-2 (Ages 5-11)  |  Science

A classroom-based workshop where we solve a crime committed by an animal; we must use the clues based on the criminal’s habitat and diet to discover who is guilty! This workshop looks at habitats that are shared by animals, how the co-exist and how their diet is based on what is available to them. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 
Lesson Objectives:
  • To be able to distinguish the different types of habitats and the different dietary needs of animals.
  • To demonstrate this understanding by applying it to a scenario and finding the correct answers. 

Lions At Chessington Zoo
£1.75 per child

Bones Alive

Key Stage 1-2 (Ages 5-11)

A classroom-based workshop in which we will look at the bone structures of a wide range of animals, distinguishing between those who are vertebrates and those who are invertebrates. There will be activities to identify animals from their skeletons as well as the opportunity to get hands-on with real animal bones. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity.

Lesson Objectives:

  • To be able to identify the difference in bone structures between animal species.
  • To be able to identify the different roles of bones. 

Seastorm At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort (3)
£1.75 per child

FORCES

Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11)  |  Science

A classroom based workshop where we look at some of the different examples of Forces that are used in the operation of rides at the resort. We will then demonstrate examples of these in practical activities.

40 minutes duration, 30 capacity.

Lesson Objectives:

  • To be able to identify different types of forces.
  • To gain an understanding of how forces are used on the rides at Chessington.

Money Swinger At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort (3)
£1.75 per child

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11)

A classroom-based workshop looking at examples of different rides at the resort and how their mechanical parts cause their motions.

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • To understand some of the fundamental aspects of designing a ride’s motion.
  • To identify the different motions a ride can have.
  • To be able to create a physical ride model using the fundamental motion designs learnt in the workshop 

Magical Edit 1P6A4598
£1.75 per child

ICT

Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14) 

A classroom-based workshop where we look at how the resort needs ICT to run from the ride programs and safety features to relaying information to staff and guests.

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • To be able to identify the different aspects of theme park operation that rely on ICT.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of basic flowchart programming to create an example of a ride program. 

SEALIFE Bonnethead Shark
£1.75 per child

MARINE CONSERVATION WORKSHOP

Key Stage 3-4 (Ages 11-16)

A guided walk around our Sea Life centre based around marine habitats and the importance of conservation. They will have a chance to discuss the problems we are finding in our marine environment today and the impacts of this! They will also learn about what is being done to reduce some of the issues.

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 
Lesson Objectives:
  • To identify threats to marine life, both naturally occurring and human-made.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of lifestyle changes humans can make and the impacts it will have on marine life. 

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£1.75 per child

CHESSINGTON AS A BUSINESS

Key Stage 4-5 (Ages 14-18)

A classroom-based workshop where we will be looking at what goes on behind the scenes at Chessington World of Adventures and even Merlin Entertainments from a business perspective to understand how we are able to create, develop and continue the magic. There will be insights into customer service and how that impacts decisions around new products and operating procedures as well as how we Market ourselves through advertising and the different platforms available to us. 

40 minute duration, 30 capacity. 
Lesson Objectives:
  • To understand that Theme Parks are a business and must consider many different strategies to create a profit and succeed.
  • To identify the ways that a business in the leisure and tourism industry can continue to grow and what challenges it may face. 

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RESOURCES

  • Let's go on a bug hunt!       Download here
  • ROARsome Poetry       Download here
  • Totally WILD bunting - Learn and create with your pupils using our free Animal A-Z bunting!       Download here
  • Schools Map! Make sure you download our schools map before you visit to take your class on educational self-guided tours.       Download the schools map.
  • Free teacher tickets 1 for every 5 primary pupils booked and 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 secondary students booked.
  • Free planning tickets after you have paid for your school trip we’ll send two complimentary tickets for a ‘planning visit’ before the actual day.
  • Free information sheet that has important details for the day such as meeting points and nearest First Aid Centre.       Download the information sheet.
  • Free risk assessment to make your visit as safe and as rewarding as possible we’ve put together a comprehensive risk assessment, so you don’t have to!       Download the risk assessment.
  • Recommended Coach Providers
  • WILD video resources for you to make your classes even wilder this year - view now

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