Educating visitors about the natural world is a major role for all good zoos. At Flamingo Land we run formal and informal educational activities not only for our guests, but also for visiting schools and community groups.
The Education Centre is the hub for all of our educational activities. For our visitors, we offer daily Meet a Creature sessions, where you can get up close and personal with some of our more approachable residents. Free arts and crafts are available all day during weekends and school holidays, and we also run special events to celebrate new animal arrivals or highlight environmental issues. We also hold our Keeper Academy course, which offers practical experience for those wishing to pursue a career with animals, and our brand new Zoo Kids Club which is a great way to keep the younger ones occupied! Why not pop by and see what's going on?
Learning outside the classroom can be highly beneficial to young people's understanding, skills, values and personal development. Since it emphasises learning through direct, hands-on experience, it can be particularly effective for those who may not thrive in a traditional classroom environment, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special educational needs. We offer schools, colleges and community groups a wide range of curriculum-linked educational activities, including hands-on workshops, guided tours led by our qualified zoo educators, and Meet a Creature sessions. For full details and information on pricing, please see our dedicated Educational Visits page.