Education at Birdworld
Bring the natural world to life with a visit full of discovery and learning at Birdworld, home to 1,200 animals including many endangered and rare species.
Education is at the heart of everything we do. Set in a beautiful forest landscape, Birdworld and the surrounding gardens offer perfect opportunities for learning about wildlife from all over the world in a natural setting. With many of our species classified as ‘Endangered’ or ‘Critically Endangered’; Birdworld is the perfect place to learn all about the threats these animals are facing in the wild, and what we can do at home to help them.
Plan your self-guided Education visit
Birdworld is the ideal place for learning outside the classroom!
Education visits are welcomed all year round, and we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about your visit. Please email Admin@Birdworld.co.uk for further information.
How can we make our visit a success?
Plan! Birdworld is a compact site, but we welcome a visit from your lead teachers to enable you to write your risk assessments, and to plan your walking routes and toilet stops!
We would also recommend you ensure you and your students are prepared for the weather on your visit. We are an outdoor attraction with a few covered viewing areas, so you will be outdoors for most of your visit, so bring your wellies and waterproofs for some fun class puddle splashing and plenty of water on those hot sunny days!
Can we pet animals during our visit?
We have lots of animal walkthroughs in the park where you will be able to view and experience animals up close, including Penguin Beach and Seashore Walk. The Jenny Wren Farm is home to free roaming chickens and turkeys, which may come and say hello to you, but in general our animals are at their happiest and most comfortable when given a bit of space.
What else can we do during our visit?
Animal talks and presentations run through the peak season and take place at timed points through the day. You are welcome to attend these public talks as part of your visit.
Along with an amazing bird collection, Birdworld is also has the Jenny Wren Farm, which is home to reindeer, chickens, sheep and many more animals to discover!
During your visit you are welcome to use the play areas found throughout the site, which is ideal when your class is stopping for a break or needing a run around after lunch.
We also offer opportunities to home educators for self guided parks visit. These are available Monday - Friday during Hampshire school terms. Proof of status required.
To book a visit please call the Admin Team on 01420 22140
What facilities are available to visiting groups?
We have three public access toilet blocks each with a disabled toilet facility, found across the site located by the main entrance, Wildlife Garden and the entrance of the Jenny Wren Farm.
Birdworld is renowned for its landscaped gardens, please use these lawned areas as picnic spaces for your class to have their lunch.
We unfortunately cannot guarantee the facilities to hold onto lunches, especially in peak season, so we suggest students bring a small rucksack.
New for schools in 2022, enjoy Birdworld's brand new Explorer Workbooks and enhance your self-guided visit!
Birdworld's Explorer Workbooks are designed to make learning fun! Written by Birdworld's Education Conservation Team, our Explorer Packs enhance students' understanding of our animals, while also helping to keep learning fun!
Explorer Workbooks encourage students to write, draw and answer questions - working collaboratively to discuss their answers while they move around the park.
Teachers will also receive an Expedition Leader Guide to ensure they always have a simple way to give handy pointers and advice to their students both at Birdworld and back in the classroom.
For more information, please email Admin@Birdworld.co.uk or call 01420 22140.
*One free adult per five children. Free carers/helpers for all students with special educational needs. Prices apply to home educators, Monday - Friday during Hampshire school term times only. Proof of status required.
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