Icebreaker days

Icebreaker Days at Knowsley Safari

New for autumn 2018: here at Knowsley we are now offering icebreaker days for colleges and universities!

These are aimed for new groups of students that have just joined a course and are looking to get to know each other. The day gives plenty of opportunities for students to chat, work together in a team and see lots of animals!

Available from 10thSeptember – 26thOctober.

There are two different options for the days. Each day includes a 1 hour guided tour of the safari drive on your hired vehicle/s, a 45 minute workshop and a 45 minute activity on the foot safari as well as the bird of prey and sea lion displays if time permits. The price of the day depends on which activity you choose for the workshop, but all staff are free. There are two options which we have described below:

Zoo design Icebreaker Day



  • 1 hour guided tour of the safari drive
  • A 45 minute workshop where the students have to work in groups to pick which animals they would choose to make up their own zoo! Working together they will have to make informed decisions – using a strict budget and a variety of animals. At the end they will then have to present their chosen species and explain their choices.
  • A 45 minute trail around the foot safari. This again will require the students to work in a team – against their fellow students! No prizes but pride is at stake! Using clues and QR codes, they will have to work their way around the bat house, meerkats, giraffes, wolves, tigers and more – trying to solve the questions presented to them in their booklets. Points can be added to their total score if they complete certain challenges, but points can also be deducted for any cheating! Designed to be a very fun, engaging and interactive trail – it’s certain to get the students all moving about and talking to each other!

Enrichment Icebreaker Day (Groups of <30)



  • 1 hour guided tour of the safari drive
  • A 45 minute workshop where the students can make enrichment for some of our animals! Students will either make enrichment for our bats and meerkats, or for our wolves, red river hogs and bush dogs! Designed to be very fun, hands on and messy – they will have to work with each other to prepare something exciting for the animals to enjoy; no doubt the students will also enjoy this activity too!
  • A 45 minute tour of the foot safari where they will get to see the enrichment being placed and how the animals react to it.

For an added experience you can also add the baboon bus to your booking! This is £5.50 per seat (minimum charge £55 if fewer than 10 people.)

Terms and conditions:- Due to the nature of these activities, availability is first – come, first – served. For the enrichment icebreaker day we can only offer this for groups of 30 or less, and they will have to split into two groups on the day to make the enrichment. We reserve the right to change or remove activities as necessary and without prior notice. These days are available from Monday 10thSeptember – Friday 26thOctober. For the baboon bus – this seats a maximum of 16 people. Staff are free, but any additional adults such as parents are £7.


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