Animal Experiences

Want to get up close and personal with animals! Or ever wondered what a zoo/ animal keeper does? Well you can we have many great options for a school trip animal experience where your class or educational group can be hands on with animals of all shapes and sizes.  It’s an amazing fantastic experience you will never forget, learn all about their habitat, country of origin, animal behaviour and special abilities in the wild, but best of all their feeding habits which in your educational group and under supervision feed the animal (hope it’s not you!).

So, whether you are looking for your interactive animal experience at a Zoo, Working Farm, Wildlife Park or Safari you will never forget that amazing hands on experience of a living breathing animal up close. All of these fantastic animal experiences can be designed around your school group and cover subjects such as biology from KS1 to A level and university which are interlinked to the national curriculum.

So, what are you waiting for check UK School Trips Directory below for great ideas and educational animal experiences below:


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Come and visit The Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings and take the ultimate undersea safari. Whether you want to see the seahorses or native sharks, here your students will have the chance to enjoy close encounters with their favourite underwater creatures!
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Home to an award-winning herd of Jersey dairy cows, an enchanting woodland, and a wildlife pond, Pierrepont Farm is the ideal School Trip venue for any school groups studying food, farming, or wildlife.
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Crocodiles of the World are the UK’s only crocodile zoo, with its largest crocodile collection and one of the best collections in Europe they provide excellent workshops for school trips and educational groups.
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With the use of innovative displays, informative talks and feeding demonstrations, Blue Reef Aquarium offers wonderful School Trips for students of all ages to find out more about the wonders of the deep.
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Amazona Zoo in Cromer offers a unique and special day out where visitors can explore and learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America.
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Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating habits and much more. Tours can be tailored to suit subjects related to the National Curriculum.
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Here at Twycross Zoo, your students will have the opportunity to explore over 500 animal species, each with their own immersive state-of-the-art enclosures. Pupils will be able to discover the animal world while also learning all about conservation.
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live within these habitats (Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects covered)
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Magdalen Farm provides engaging, stimulating and exciting Residential School Trips, where students have the opportunity to learn through real outdoor adventures.
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Bickley Hall Farm (Wildlife trust) provides fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning and compliments the National Curriculum, Our delivery staff are experienced environmental educators who are ready for your educational group.
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Based in the New Forest (National Park), you will find Europe’s largest collection of otters, owls, deer, badgers, lynx, mink, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats, pine martens, wallabies, wild boar, wolves & many more species of indigenous wildlife.
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Set in the peaceful grounds of Tiggywinkles the worlds largest wildlife hospital and Europes first teaching hospital we have developed a very popular educational trail with the chance of meeting some of our permanent residents.
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