For those schools visiting us there is a wealth of evidence which suggests the best way to learn is through experience.
The learning venue can have a huge affect on how well children engage with topic or an idea and at Knowsley we’re committed to providing the very best experience for the children who visit. We are very proud of our “Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge”.
The workshops that we offer through our Learning & Discovery team are designed to be creative and interactive. We use live animals, group activities in our discovery centre, plus we teach at enclosures and in the Wild Trail. Our Enhanced Discovery Days take the experience to the next level offering a range of behind the scenes and practical tasks for the children. Being away from the classroom has been highly praised by OFSTED in their 2008 report and benefits are seen for schools both excelling in achievement and under performing.
We aim to be a valuable resource for teachers to support them in meeting curriculum needs and providing children with the best and most beneficial outside the classroom learning opportunities.
Make the most of your visit
A discovery workshop is a vital part of your visit to us. All of our discovery workshops are led by professional educators and use live animal and bio artefacts to really bring learning to life in a way that wouldn’t be possible in the classroom.
Enhanced Discovery Days
Enhanced Discovery Days give your students a whole day of learning at Knowsley Safari. You will be looked after by one of our enthusiastic guides from start to finish. Children will enjoy everything the park has to offer and take part in some special activities which will enhance their interaction with our animals. Activities can include watching the meerkat feeding time, getting close to our birds of prey or taking a guided walking tour of the park.
Get the most out of your Safari visit with your very own guide. Find out amazing facts, information and stories about our animals as you travel round our 5 mile reserve or our walk around area. Our tours are fun, interactive and suitable for all age groups. Linked in with our Safari School Discovery Workshops for extra learning fun! (Microphone on bus/coach is required).
We offer schools a selection of printable worksheets are free to download and feature quizzes, questions, and fun facts to enhance the educational experience for young adventurers exploring our Walkaround with their class!