Shepreth Wildlife Park

Telephone: 01763 26 22 26


Meet Lainie Bazzoni and her team at Shepreth Wildlife Park, all waiting to enthuse you with their educational and inspirational journey of all things natural. The SWP formal Education Programme aims to whet pupils’ appetites by enjoying ‘hands-on’ animal education. Their aim is to share the magic of closeup animal encounters, with opportunities for children to handle a variety of invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and birds.

“Live animals in the classroom inspired my students and helped their understanding of the science curriculum. The interpretation officers discussed my needs before the talk to ensure its relevance to my class, making the event simple to arrange and really exciting.” - Hilary Tunnicliffe, A.S.T. Parkside Community College

Complimentary Education Sessions – Shepreth Wildlife Park offer a 30-minute complimentary educational session to all visiting schools, providing an opportunity for students to enjoy an engaging experience with a variety of species, teaching curriculum topics in a fun and exciting way! For the younger pre-schoolers a ‘show and tell’ animal encounters experience can be arranged, before a visit to the fabulous play area.

To add further value to the day the Wildlife Park provides free tickets to adults accompanying school parties, with 1 adult free for every 5 primary school children, or 1 adult free for every 3 pre-schoolers. All schools are eligible for our special discounted rates, available throughout the year. Please call our bookings department for further details.

Out and about – Within the grounds, animal keepers conduct a host of events throughout the day, including; Bug Experiences, Birds of Prey flying displays and various species specific talks to enhance the educational experience. Ringo's Trail is also available to guide you through the weird and wonderful collection of species, while challenging the young mind along the way.

Explore the jungle of Tropical Pavillion hosting a variety of American species from caiman to free-ranging marmosets. For those brave enough to enter through the dark caves, the Nocturnal House is bursting with animals of the night, including fruit bats swooping overhead, or why not spy on the magnificent dangerous wild beasts in the world of carnivores.

Waterworld and Bug City – A world of adventure where science fiction becomes fact. See amazing Madagascan hissing cockroaches, the world’s largest spider, watch as the colony of leaf-cutter ants go about their daily business, while crabs, aquatic frogs and fish investigate their underwater environments.

Bringing wildlife to the classroom – Shepreth’s Outreach programme brings wildlife even closer, offering the opportunity to experience real-life animals in your classroom to complement curriculum elements such as: Habitat, Animal characteristics, Adaptation, Nutrition, Movement, Sensitivity and Growth. 1-hour sessions are available throughout the year, offering children an entertaining, yet educational close-up encounter with various mini-beasts, reptiles, mammals and artefacts. Programmes can be adapted to suit your requirements and fit in with any stage of the curriculum.

Key information

  • Ideal for pre-school and KS1 & 2
  • School visits and Outreach programme
  • Quality Badge Learning Outside the Classroom Award
  • Winners of two BIAZA Education awards.
  • Conservation and breeding programmes
  • Free adult:child ratio with school groups
  • Free preliminary visit for two teachers
  • Outreach £125 for up to 30 students (additional £1 per head thereafter)


Additional Information

Address: Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Herts SG8 6PZ
Telephone: 01763 26 22 26
The area/s in which this provider is available are:Home Counties

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