An award winning visitor attraction with inspiring and imaginative tailor-made learning experiences, making wildlife exciting and accessible to all ages. With abundant opportunities to get close to artefacts and animals in a range of talks, tours and displays both on and offsite, WMSP can be an ideal curriculum resource or end of term treat.
“To provide a fun and exciting learning experience that connects people with nature, creates better understanding of the world within which we live, raises awareness of the role of zoos and safari parks and contributes to a future where people live in better harmony with the natural world that surrounds them.” Education Mission Statement
West Midland Safari Park will take your pupils on an unforgettable journey of discovery into the world of wildlife, capturing and stimulating their imagination. Track down Elephant, Rhino, Tiger, Lion, Wallaby, Wolf, Buffalo, Zebra, Gnu, Camel and deer through the four miles of Drive-Through Safari. Covering 100 acres, the animal reserve is home to over 600 animals. It has an all-weather Discovery Trail with attractions like Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World, SeaQuarium, Creepy Crawlies, Twilight Cave and Seal Island which are designed to fascinate, intrigue and educate and in addition, there is a large Amusement Area with multi-ride wristbands available.
The Safari Park offer discounted prices for schools and also has a dedicated Education Team to cater for your needs and enhance your learning outside the classroom experience. With a variety of extras available from pre-school meet and greet the animals, to sixth form marketing sessions and tailor made talks.
Educational talks – These are great fun and good for learning with 30 minute Discovery Sessions linking your visit to the curriculum and enhancing your learning outside the classroom experience. Sessions are tailored to pupil age and topic choice and are available on site or in your own classroom.
KS1 and KS2 sessions include: ‘Creature Features’, ‘Colours and Markings’, ‘Amazing Animal Senses’, ‘Who Eats What’, ‘Moving and Growing’ and ‘Saving Our Planet’.
KS3 and KS4 sessions include: ‘Careers with Animals’, ‘Conservation’, ‘I.C.T’, ‘Science in the Workplace’, ‘Animal Behaviour, Enrichment and Training’, ‘Leisure and Tourism’ and
‘Moving and Growing’.
Educational tours - A Walking Safari with a briefing in the Discovery Centre, and a guided tour of Twilight Cave; Creepy Crawlies; SeaQuarium and the Reptile House providing opportunities to satisfy those curious minds.
Educational tour guide on your coach - an experienced Safari Ranger will accompany your coach during the drive through the reserves and help you learn about the fantastic variety of large exotic animals that form the wildlife conservation collection.
Educational classroom facility – complete with state of the art technology, seats up to 50 pupils theatre style, or 30 with tables – may be hired by the hour for your own sessions, or even as a private lunch area.
- Downloadable worksheets and risk assessments
- Free teacher places and preview tickets
- Discounted school admission and ride wristbands
- Curriculum based sessions on site and in your school
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