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School and college workshops

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If you need an inspirational start to a new term or an interactive activity to consolidate a topic you've already studied, our exciting animal workshops are designed to bring the curriculum to life!  From Early Years Foundation Stage right through to secondary and further education, our workshops are age appropriate and interactive to ensure our audience stay engaged throughout.

Popular Topics include:

  • Rainforests

  • Classification

  • Mini-Beasts

  • Lifecycles

  • Habitats

  • Evolution and Adaptation

  • Nocturnal Animals

  • Pet Care

  • Deserts

  • Conservation

  • Around the World

  • Or take a look at our             Story Time  option

Children get the chance to handle and observe the animals as we discuss the natural habitat, diet, biology and lots of interesting facts, We tailor our workshops to suit your topic of study, so ask what we can do for you... !

Our workshops offer the opportunity to meet rare and exotic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals from around the world and are designed to compliment a whole range of topics, in line with national curriculum learning goals and cross-curricular subjects.

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Out of School Clubs

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We can work with multiple groups over half day and full day workshops or, for a thoroughly in-depth look at the topic, we can spend the whole workshop exclusively with one group, using fun quizzes, creative craft activities and discussion to solidify learning and their understanding of the topic.

With a quality experience at the forefront of our educational goal, we spend a minimum of 45 minutes with EYFS and an hour with all other age groups. The most important thing to us is the welfare of our animals, therefore we present a maximum of 4 sessions per day and limit group sizes to 20 children.


EYFS workshops are very interactive, using imitation and games to ensure the little ones stay engaged and learn while having fun. As the age group increases our workshops take a more in-depth look at topics, progressing up to Further Education where students learn about and discuss our amazing animal counterparts in detail!

If you have a large group or class, that's fine! We will just send two (human) members of our Sam's Safari team and a few more animals to make sure the session is beneficial to all, and our lovely critters are comfortable.

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out of school club exotics animals encounter workshop

What about when schools out?! We also provide workshops for out of school, and scouting or guiding groups looking for some educational fun to enrich a club session. Our sessions usually last for 1 or 2hrs (with a small break), but let us know what you have in mind and we can tailor our workshops to suit you!

The Sam's Safari team love educating and sharing our passion for animals and in the school holidays we are very busy visiting children's centres and out of school clubs so make sure that you give us lots of notice and book in advance to avoid disapointment!



I just wanted to say a big thank you for coming to our school today. Both the children and ALL the staff have talked about you all day!!!! It was exactly what we were looking for and more and it was pitched perfectly for our children. We will definitely be using your services again in the future.


Thanks again!



- Karen, Priory Lane School, Scunthorpe

We just want to say how wonderful we thought your visit to nursery was this morning, we learnt so much! The reason the children sat so nicely for over an hour was because you were so engaging, enthusiastic and kind, it was such a calm atmosphere. The children all felt comfortable to stroke the animals and ask questions which was brilliant.  The level of interaction was just perfect, doing the actions with their hands....brilliant, and we did them lots more later on today! So, thank you, you made it such a wonderful morning!

- Lucy, Snaith Nursery, Snaith

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