West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning visitor attraction, making it a fantastic option for school trips and educational visits. Experience and explore the world of conservation at their Safari Academy in a day full of learning.
Home to a variety of all-weather attractions, including four miles of drive-through safari, the largest animatronic dinosaur exhibit in the UK and a theme park, this is the ideal destination for a school trip to a safari park in the West Midlands.
Since its grand opening in 1973, by the famous actress Sophia Loren, West Midland Safari Park has been home to a whole host of exotic species, such as bears, baboons and big cats. Presently around 140 different species call the Park home, including cheetahs, lions, elephants, giraffes and rhinos.
The education department was initially set up ten years ago, its aim being to educate pupils on the importance of conserving nature and the beauty of our natural world during an educational trip. May 2017 saw the opening of our brand-new Safari Academy, enabling us to house even more future conservationists!
Set next to the Safari Drive-through amongst a natural tree-laden environment, the sustainably-built Academy contains five classrooms, where pupils are invited to explore the world of conservation. Suitable from early years right up to university level, a variety of curriculum-linked education sessions are on offer, from habitats, animal behaviour and adaptations, to evolution, careers and plants. Book a 45 minute Discovery Session to enhance your learning and some topics include the chance to meet some of our smaller animals.
Suitable for younger pupils or SEN students, a Creature Feature is the perfect opportunity to meet some of our smaller, friendlier animals and learn more about their favourite food and natural habitats.
For those after something outside the classroom, guided walks around our African Village, Discovery Trail, Land of the Living Dinosaurs or new Ice Age exhibit, are the ideal way to explore the Park with an educational twist. Not forgetting our four-mile self-drive safari where pupils can look for lions, tigers, giraffes and rhinos. See if you can spot the latest babies or book a Safari Ranger who can make an amazing experience unforgettable - they will accompany your group on your coach and tell you interesting facts and tales about our fantastic animals.
For an end of term treat, our Adventure Theme Park has a variety of rides to keep your students entertained for an entire afternoon. Younger children can enjoy Boj Giggly Park, a multi-sensory, interactive play area which opened in July 2017.