What To Expect From Your Visit
You want a school trip to be fun and exciting for the children (and the teachers!), to be memorable, and to reinforce the school curriculum. That’s what we aim to provide here at Crocodiles of the World!
We are the UKs only crocodile zoo. Therefore, you will see the largest collection of crocodiles and alligators in the UK, and one of the most significant collections in the world.
We can show the children how crocodiles differ from alligators; that these animals are not ‘prehistoric’ nor ‘unchanged’ from the time of dinosaurs; how rapidly they can move when they need to; why they stay so still; how little they actually eat; what ‘cold-blooded’ really means…All these behaviours and aspects of their physiology are explained within the context of classification, metabolism, adaptations, habitats, diet, and other important areas of the school curriculum. We can also cover conservation, climate change impacts, and sustainability – crocodilians are the ideal animals to illustrate these topics.
Because we know these animals so well, we can convey the information in a fun and entertaining way as well as answer any questions that the children or teachers may have.
We are fortunate in having such a collection of animals to use as our classroom here at Crocodiles of the World.
Our Learning Sessions and Workshops are held in our recently upgraded Education Room. This room is complete with our 84-inch Smart Screen, which makes presentations even more fun and interactive than ever.
During your stay, there are also the daily talks and feeding demonstrations (although covid restrictions may impact some of these) within the zoo, so the children will get to experience these, guided by one of our Education Team who will be able to answer any of your questions.
- Have a guided tour of the zoo, depending on group numbers
- Have a tailor-made workshop to reinforce classroom lessons
- Have plenty of photo opportunities
- Have a fun, entertaining, but informative visit
- Enjoy the expertise of our friendly staff
Call us on: 01993 846 353 or
Email: [email protected]
We know it’s not always easy to visit, especially at the moment, and so here’s an insight into the fascinating world of crocodiles and some of the other amazing animals here at the zoo, via our YouTube education videos playlist.
Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
We have been awarded the Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
This means we fulfil the exacting requirements in providing a rich and comprehensive learning experience to those school groups visiting us. It also means you can be assured that we can provide your school with a high quality program, unique and tailor-made to your needs.
We take pride in our approach, and it is great to be recognised with this Quality Badge.
For further information on the Council for LOtC, please visit: http://www.lotc.org.uk/