Crocodiles of the World Zoo Oxfordshire
Burford Road Brize Norton Oxfordshire, , OX18 3NX
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
We are the UK's only crocodile zoo, with its largest crocodile collection - one of the best collections in Europe. Our zoo is aimed at raising awareness for these amazing animals, and contributing to conservation projects around the world.
As one of the most unique zoo's in the UK, we have an amazing wildlife classroom? to help bring the curriculum to life. Since we are a zoo, we can cater for sessions not only on biology, but also business studies, physics, chemistry and tourism. Our daily talks and feeding demonstrations are available to school groups, as well as our tailor-made workshops and guided tours.
What makes us a great choice?
We emphasize fun and learning and are passionate about crocodiles and alligators. We feature a full schedule of talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, and a dedicated Education Team to guide you through the visit.
Our Workshops are hands-on fun sessions that include the chance to touch a live crocodile or alligator!
Accreditation and Awards
We have the LOtC Quality Badge, are members of the International Zoo Educators Association, and are DBS checked.
Group Sizes Catered For
Up to 100.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Our Education Department has developed several lesson plans. These have been developed directly following the curriculum, as our staff have experience within the educational system. Worksheets, and lesson plans can be provided on request. These are often discussed during pre-visits from teachers.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
There are no restrictions on this from our side.
Risk Assessment Details
Risk Assessments are available upon request. If teachers wish to carry out their own, they can do so during the pre-visit trip.
The cost is detailed on our website: www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk/education
Adults: £8.95 Children: £4.95 Child 2 and under: free Concessions: £6.95 Pre-school to year 3: One free adult with every 5 paying children Years 4 - 6: One free adult with every 10 paying children Year 7 up: One free adult with every 15 paying children
Pre-visits for teachers are FREE (no accompanying guests)
No special clothing is required. However, it is warm within the buildings housing the crocodiles, so it is best to have layers that can be removed whilst in these buildings.
First Aid Information
We do have first aid on site but this can be discussed on the pre-visit
We have a small cafe on site, indoor and outdoor picnic facilities for packed lunches and a gift shop.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
We have made every effort to ensure that the zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and walking difficulties. We have disabled parking near the zoo entrance and unisex accessible toilet facilities.
Opening Hours & Information
I took my class of Year 1 children here, they had the most fantastic time. The staff ensured that our visit went smoothly and Laura (education lady) did the most interesting talk, that kept all the children captivated! The children adored the meerkats and otters as well as the crocodiles. The children had a brilliant time and learnt so much at the same time, The talks were appropriately levelled, paced and were well controlled despite high levels of excitement, a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience for all involved and I shall have no hesitation in recommending you and your wonderful creatures to other schools