Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA

Contact: 01992 470490 ext 212

Website: http://www.pwpark.com

Description

We offer talks from Animal care to conservation and bespoke presentations tailored to your requirements. Also you have the whole day at Paradise Wildlife Park to explore the Animals, Shows and play area’s we have.

We offer educational talks from reception 0-5 years old, to Key stage 1 which is 5 -7 year olds, key stage 2 & 3 is for 7 -11 year olds and then key stage 4+ is for 14 years old upwards. We also go offsite and hold educational talks and events at schools and in classrooms.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

We are a fantastic place for educational visits as we have classrooms specifically built for educational talks, with a container full of different area’s schools and classes would like there students to know. We are known for being Britains most interactive zoo, as our education and conservation centre of excellence is award winning. We have a daily programme of around 35 activities that include, meet the keeper sessions, talks, shows and events. We also are home to the largest Anaconda in the UK, the largest collection of small Monkeys in the UK and the only Wildlife Park to home all 5 of the Big Cats!

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We offer educational talks from reception 0-5 years old, which includes ‘close encounters’ with our animals. Key stage 1 which is 5 -7 year olds covers ‘Animal Friends’, the ‘food chain’ and ‘camouflage’. Key stage 2 & 3 is for 7 -11 year olds and covers the ‘Circle of life’, ‘Survival’, ‘conservation in Paradise’, ‘mini beasts’, ‘rainforests’ and ‘nocturnal Animals’. Key stage 4+ is for 14 years old upwards, this includes talks on ‘customer service’ and ‘Marketing & Leisure studies’. We also go offsite and hold educational talks and events at schools and in classrooms. If you wish to book an offsite visit contact Sarah Pullen on 01992 470490 ext: 212 or email education@pwpark.com. You can also add guided tours, Animal feeds, and goody bags for the groups.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

https://www.youtube.com/user/PWParkFilm

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

https://twitter.com/ParadiseWLPark

https://www.facebook.com/pwlpk

This venue has the following accreditation:

We won Hertfordshire’s Business of the year 2014 and We are Hertfordshire’s number 1 tourist attraction on Trip Advisor.  We are a proud member of BALPPA, British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA).

What size groups do they cater for?

We can cater anything from 2 people to 4000 people. But for school groups we can operate for 30 people per group. We have 3 state of the art classrooms in our Discovery Centre with all the chairs, tables, monitors, projectors, boards etc that you would need.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

All our presentations are linked to all the different types of key stages but we can also make up presentations that you feel will benefit your students. We provide handouts to go with the presentations and educational talks. Teachers are more than welcome to visit the site before they book with us, so that they can check out the site and see what we have to offer their students.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes, we are happy for children to take photo’s, video and audio etc.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Teachers can pre visit Paradise for free as long as they book in through the Park first.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

We have Amy and Daisy for when schools and classes wish to visit the Paradise on site but for offsite’s we have Sarah Harris, who looks after outreach.

What does it cost?

The costs are £9 per person for groups of 20 plus from reception to key stage 3 and with every 6 children 1 teacher/ parent can come in free. For key stage 4 and above for groups of 12 plus it is £13 per person. 

Is specific clothing required?

No.

Do you have first aid on site?

Yes we have a first aid room on site, with many of our staff with first aid certificates.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

There are 4 toilet area’s on site, 6 food outlets, 6 picnic areas, 3 baby changing areas, we have a bottle and food warming station, a first aid room, a lost children area, animal feed bags stall, a bus stop that does pickups from Broxbourne train station. There is also 4 outdoor play areas, 1 undercover play area, several bouncy castles, a giant snake slide, our very popular tumble jungle (indoor play area), formula fun, crazy gold, woodland walk area, the Jungle trading post (shop), Speedway museum, paradise lagoon, woodland railway, face painting and plenty more. We have the 6 picknick areas for eating a packed lunch. Pocket money for the shop £2.50 for a small gift but would depend on what you would want and catering approximately £3 to £5 but to be safe I would say £10 for the day. 

Are there disabled facilities?

For special needs, we have our special needs play area and wheel chair swing. The animal park is all tarmacked flooring but we have viewing balconies for most of our animals, of which most are wheel chair accessible with ramps.

What are your opening days and hours?

Summer – 9:30am till 6pm

Winter – 9:30am till 5pm

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

Quotes from Trip Advisor…. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g227062-d1809473-r174682709-Paradise_Wildlife_Park-Broxbourne_Hertfordshire_England.html

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

You can access us via pickup from Broxbourne train station, where we offer a minibus service to pick visitors up from the station at £1 per head. You must book with us in advance and book for coach parking or minibus parking in advance also. All drivers of the coaches/ minibuses receive a welcome pack and lunch voucher.


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Climbing Crafts Green Awareness Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Parks and Gardens Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Safari Park Safety Awareness Sea life SEN Storytelling Themed Attractions Tourism Organisations Team Building Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Citizenship Environmental Studies Food & Nutrition Geography Leisure & Tourism Media Science

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


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