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We're WILD about education!

The early educational development of a child is a crucial phase where they discover the world through play and hands on learning.

 

ZooLab workshops are tailored to your chosen topic or learning outcome. They provide children with unique hands-on experiences that stimulate learning, help them meet developmental milestones, and grow as individuals.

Our team of experts engages young learners through age-appropriate facts, Naturetown characters, and fantastic animal colleagues. 

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EYFs pupil sits crossed legged surrounded by ZooLab's Nature Town characters

Welcome to Nature Town!
Our residents are a diverse bunch but they're all friends.

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White's Tree Frog

"Lottie was fantastic with the children yesterday. It was pitched perfectly for their ages, and they were all really engaged. Thank you so much!" 

HELEN ALLEN NURSERY SCHOOL

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Our workshops help children develop

Our Early Years workshops motivate and stimulate young children to help them grow and develop.

Our Storybook workshops are the perfect tool to engage young minds whilst entertaining.

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All of our Rangers are fully licenced

The well-being of our animals is our priority and as such all our relevant Rangers are fully licensed.

 

We support The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 which ensures high standards of animal welfare.

Meet the gang!
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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

Meet the animals
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Get in the know before getting up-close and hands-on

Meet the Rangers

We've got the best bunch! Which Ranger will visit you?

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Check out our workshops

Our educational workshops hit curriculum outcomes

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CHECK OUT OUR EYFS WORKSHOPS

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African Explorer

Ages 4 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: What better way to explore Africa than on a ZooLab safari! A ZooLab Ranger will take you on foot, jeep and kayak around Africa’s varied habitats.

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Life Cycles

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: What is a life cycle? This workshop uses ZooLab animals to discuss new life, growth, reproduction and ageing as we follow several different animal life cycles.

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Rainforest Adventurer

Ages 4 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Go on an action-packed adventure through the rainforest layers with ZooLab’s expert Ranger! Explore the layers to uncover a range of exotic critters.

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The Animal Explorer

All Ages.

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: How slimy is a snail? Where do tarantulas live? How do we classify frogs? Get up-close and hands-on with our unique Animal Explorer workshop. 

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Wriggle & Crawl

Ages 3 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Wriggle and Crawl is a fun, exercise based workshop designed to get young children active! Hop like a frog and join the Millipede Conga!

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Caring For Living Things

Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: A very important rule for living things is that they need to stay alive (or else they wouldn’t be living things)! We look at how to look after animals, plants and the planet.

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Minibeasts

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Minibeasts have existed for around 550 million years and make up almost 97% of creatures on Earth! The UK has 25,000 different species - these little creatures are a big deal.

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Senses & Textures

Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Humans have five senses; we use our eyes for sight, our ears for hearing, our nose for smell, our tongue for taste, and our skin for touch. Do our ZooLab animals have the same senses?

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We're Going on an Animal Hunt

Ages 2 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Get your walking boots on and come face to face with an array of amazing animals! This story-based workshop based on a classic children’s book takes children on a fantastic animal hunt.

CHECK OUT OUR EYFS STORYBOOK WORKSHOPS

Ben in the Glen

Ben in the Glen

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Follow Ben through the glen as he explores the changes of the seasons and the variety of wildlife at different times of year. You get to discover our ZooLab animals!

Jane’s Easter Egg

Jane’s Easter Egg

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW:  This egg-citing storybook egg-stravaganza follows Jane on a chocolate egg hunt. Along the way, she asks the farm animals have they seen her chocolate egg. Where could it be?

Nature Town

Nature Town

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  This rhyming adventure follows eco-warriors in a crusade to help their local wildlife - investigating issues of pollution and litter. What can they do to help clean up?

Story Creators

Story Creators

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Get reading this summer with our new workshop: Story Creators! Help guide Norm the millipede on his epic journey to find a WILD story to write about. Where will he end up? 

The Zagaro

The Zagaro

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Our rat protagonist meets a host of weird and wonderful animals and uses their characteristics to create an imaginary monster. Meet some real animals along the way!

Zoo On The Broom

Zoo On The Broom

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: This rhyming story follows our friendly witch Zog on her broomstick ride through towns, forests and bog. Soon, her broom starts to resemble a zoo!

Henry's Senses

Henry's Senses

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Our story is about Henry (and his pet rat, called Beans). Together, they learn about all they animals that they meet whilst exploring local habitats, big and small! 

Morpho the Munching Millipede

Morpho the Munching Millipede

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: ‘Morpho the Munching Millipede’ travels through a week-long adventure, meeting a variety of exciting and awe-inspiring ZooLab animals.

Speedy The Snail

Speedy The Snail

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  A story-based active-learning workshop for younger children lets them contribute to a story whilst acting out dialogue with movement and mime. 

The Last Present

The Last Present

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Join ZooLab on a festive adventure told through storytelling, rhyme, and animal encounters! Join Santa as he searches for the recipient of an undelivered present in his sack.

Zola The Kindhearted Elf

Zola The Kindhearted Elf

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Join Zola the Elf on a wonderful Christmas adventure as we help her deliver presents to children all over the world. Perfect for an end of term treat.

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