Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Dickon Hill Road, Friskney, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 8PP

Contact: 01754 820107

Website: http://www.lincswildlife.com/

Description

We offer guided tours and talks on our animals to link in with what is being covered at school. For larger groups worksheets can be organised if the group were to be split up, while another group has a talk or makes enrichment for the animals. We have an undercover courtyard area for large groups to have packed lunches or there is a room in our Rainforest Diner that can be available for smaller groups depending on the time of year. We are able to cover all key stages and specialist area's upon request. All students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?
https://www.youtube.com/user/ParrotZoo

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

Twitter link is: https://twitter.com/ParrotZoo

Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/Lincolnshire-Wildlife-Park-257906397579492/

Instagram link is: http://instagram.com/lincolnshire_wildlife_park

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

With our large collection of parrots and big cats along with all our fabulous other animals including Reindeers, Tapir, Capybara, Emu, Rhea's, Coatimundi, Lemurs, Meerkats and much more our aim is to suit individual requirements for each school visit. Our Education Officer will provide an unforgettable trip and educational experience to remember.

What does a typical educational visit include?

a) Meet & Greet
b) Tour of the park
c) Worksheets
d) Enrichment
e) Talks on various animals
f) Reptile handing
g) Free time

What group sizes do you cater for?

10 – 100

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

An itinerary can be requested from the Education Officer when visit is booked.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

Yes

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We provide a Risk Assessment for Schools and Group Bookings which we can e-mailed to schools and groups booking with us. Teachers and Leaders are welcome to do their own Risk Assessment prior to their visit but must be booked with us.

Does your venue have an education officer?

Yes

What is the cost of the visit?

Child entrance price is £6.00 and adults are free. Activities listed able are included in the entrance price.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

Wellingtons or boots should be worn if wet weather and trainers when dry. Warm coats and or waterproofs, gloves and hats for Winter and Autumn, sunhats and sun cream for the Summer months.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Yes we have one on site

Please list facilities available.

Large collection of animals including nearly 2000 parrots and the largest collection of Bengal Tigers along with many other animals. Monkey nuts can be bought at reception for feeding our birds in their aviaries or millet for our walk-in aviary where they will come and land on you

Gift Shop where children can purchase a gift or memento of their trip from 50p - £5.00
The Rainforest Diner offers soft drinks, hot and cold food, cakes and snacks
We have a picnic area situated near our Walk-in Aviary and picnic benches in our Nature Reserve.
Children's play area
Grassed area for children to play
Toilet and hand washing facilities

What are your disabled facilities?

Lincolnshire Wildlife is suitable for wheelchairs and we do have a disabled toilet

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open all year apart from Christmas week and January depending on weather, 10 - 5pm (last entry at 4pm) March - October
10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) November - February

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

The children had a fantastic time, we will be recommending you to other schools" Ms Buddle, Shepeau & Gedney School
"I just wanted to email to say what an amazing day we had at the Parrot Zoo (Lincolnshire Wildlife Park).
The children had an amazing time and couldn't stop talking about the new and fabulous experiences that they had.
Several of the adults, who have been on many school trips, commented that it was the best day trip they had ever been on.

The facilities were very clean and well maintained and there was plenty of space for the children to store their bags. The areas for the children to have lunch were lovely and they really enjoyed the playground and the gift shop.

The big aviary was fantastic and the children were thrilled to meet and feed the resident parrots. It was also an absolute thrill to get so close to the tigers - the children nearly refused to leave them!

Rachel, the education officer, was very well organised and really made the meerkat toy activity come alive. We couldn't have asked for more - making our own toys, meeting the meerkats up close and even dealing with the mealworms!

All the staff were so friendly. The ladies at the reception desk, in the cafe and Rachel herself, couldn't have been more welcoming.

I know that our school will definitely be visiting again next year!" Miss Ackrill, Pinchbeck East Primary School.
"Thank you for the facts and for such a great day. The students loved it and really enjoyed making the food houses. They got a lot from the day and we're hoping to get some great writing from them!" Ms Grundy, Oasis Academy, Grimsby.


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Farms Wildlife and Nature Zoos

Curriculum Topics Covered: Environmental Studies Food & Nutrition Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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