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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 12 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.

Fox at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
£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. 

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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

WE'RE A FINALIST!

We're delighted to have been nominated for the Best Wildlife Attraction, at the annual School Travel Awards!

 

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