Education at Birdworld
Education is at the heart of everything we do at Birdworld, ensuring your visit is full of discovery and learning for all.
Engaging with the natural world is a cross curricula experience, ensuring your visit will provide fantastic memories to be remembered back in the classroom for all your pupils, whether you choose to have a self-guided visit, or engage with our experienced and qualified education team in a discovery workshop.
Why consider Birdworld?
There are a whole host of wonderful experiences for you and your learners to experience at Birdworld.
Our discovery workshop sessions are linked to the national curriculum and are designed to engage and delight students of all ages.
Education visits are welcomed all year round.
Discovery workshops are an exciting opportunity for your students to discover the natural world from our wonderful team of qualified educators.
Each session is linked to the national curriculum and is designed to engage the whole class centred around various topics listed below.
Choose appropriate curriculum level to view available workshops:
We fully understand how all learners are unique and different and want to be as inclusive as possible. Sessions can be adapted for your learners, so be sure to provide us with details of your students’ needs, and we will do our very best to support them through the discovery workshop experience.
Not sure what session to pick which will meet your requirements?
Get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.
Plan your education visit
Birdworld is the ideal place for learning outside the classroom!
Along with discovery workshops there is a whole host of wonderful experiences for you and your learners to experience at Birdworld. Education visits are welcomed all year round, please note in peak season discovery workshops can be booked very quickly, and we would recommend you reserve your session as soon as possible.
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, plan your walking routes, toilet stops, and how long it will take to walk to your discovery workshop.
If you have booked a discovery workshop it is recommended you arrive a few minutes prior to your start time to ensure your session can begin swiftly, and to enable your students to achieve the most out of their session. In the unfortunate event you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we may need to cancel your session, and you will still be charged. ( If you know you will be late arriving and let us know in time for us to make changes to our schedule then we will do our best to do so and fulfil your session.)
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. Jenny Wren farm also 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. The exception to this is if you book a discovery workshop, where you may have the opportunity to meet our ambassador animals.
What else can we do during our visit?
Animal talks and presentations run through the peak season and are 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 booking department 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 near the entrance of 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 can not guarantee the facilities to hold onto lunches, especially in peak season, so we suggest students bring a small rucksack. However, if you would like us to provide lunches, please advise us when booking.
*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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