Seasonal Primary Workshops


Animals in Winter

EYFS, KS 1, 2; Early Years, First, Second Stage. Ages 3 - 11.

This workshop looks at everything from hibernation to bird migrations and we discover how other animals and insects adapt to conditions and seek shelter. Pupils learn what they can do to help insects during the harsh winter period.  We then look forward to springtime and the changes that the season brings.


Chinese New Year 

EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3 - 7.


Learn about Chinese New Year the ZooLab way! We bring some of the animals that feature on the Chinese calendar and you’ll also hear about the other ZooLab animals that didn’t make it across the river to be one of the select group. Linking to literacy skills, science and geographical knowledge, young children get to hear a story that illustrates that there is more than one way of looking at the world.

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Meg and Mog 

EYFS, KS 1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3 - 7.

A story-based active-learning workshop helps children develop independent thought processes as we follow an apprentice witch/wizard under the instruction of the famous Meg! They are in charge of magic-ing up a spread of tasty sweet treats for trick-or-treaters, however the spells don't go quite right... instead of toffee apples and chocolate frogs,  exotic creatures are conjured in their place.


Nocturnal Animals 

KS 1, 2; Early Years, First, Second Stage. Ages 3 - 11.

This workshop gets children to think about their own eating and sleeping routines and explores how different animals operate their schedules based on their environment. We learn how they use their senses for protection and hunting and reveal how their schedules change based on safety and opportunity. You’ll also get hands-on and up-close with some ZooLab animals!


Morpho the Munching Millipede 

EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3- 7.


This active-learning workshop based on a classic and much loved children’s picture book follows ‘Morpho the Munching Millipede’ as he travels through a week-long adventure, meeting a variety of exciting and awe-inspiring ZooLab animals. Through repetition, actions and participation, this workshop introduces concepts of literacy, numeracy and sharing as well as reinforcing healthy eating.


Speedy the Snail

EYFS, KS 1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3- 5.

A story-based active-learning workshop for younger children lets them contribute to a story whilst acting out dialogue with movement and mime. We follow Speedy the Snail’s journey through the jungle and across a number of habitats. They also get to be up-close and hands-on with some Zoolab animals getting to compare the senses and textures and think about how different animals are adapted to different environments.



EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3 - 7.


A special look at life cycles for younger children! We demonstrate how our special ZooLab animals deal with the changing of the seasons and what happens in springtime. In turn, we look at how each animal reproduces and prepares for the season ahead. Where possible, our presenters will try and bring you examples of eggs and baby animals. A great way to entertain and educate children at a special time of year!


The Bee Workshop

EYFS, KS 1, 2. Early Years, First, Second Stage. Ages 3 -11.

Bees are beautiful, fascinating insects which are vital to a healthy environment. Our new workshop gives you the opportunity to get un-bee-lievably up-close with nature’s pollinating royalty! Children will learn about the importance of bees and what life in the hive is like. They will also be taught about the different types of bee and why pollination is so important to a healthy ecosystem. Please be aware that this workshops is only available in certain postcodes.


The Great ZooLab Bughunt 

EYFS, KS 1, 2; Early Years, First, Second Stage. Ages 3- 11.

We’re going on a bug hunt! This session takes children outdoors and gets their hands dirty. It’s all about the thrill of turning over a log or stone to find an exotic-looking centipede, a family of woodlice or even a frog! The session also includes an indoor section where children get to see, touch and handle some of ZooLab’s unusual minibeasts. It’s a great chance to compare creatures they have just found to other minibeasts from around the world. 


Zola the Kind-hearted Elf

EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3 - 7.

Join Zola the Elf on a wonderful Christmas adventure as we help her deliver presents to children all over the world. From Africa, to India and through America via Australia, we encounter a variety of fascinating creatures along  the way! This is a special, festive workshop that focuses on the themes of selflessness, kindness, friendship and fun. Perfect for an end of term treat! As always, our presenters will attend in full festive costume!


The Zoo on the Broom

EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage. Ages 3 - 7.

This Halloween, join ZooLab on a rhyming story adventure based on a well known children's classic! Follow our friendly witch Zog on her broomstick ride through towns, forests and bog. Along the way, her broom starts to resemble a zoo! Our helpful and kind witch offers a ride to a selection of amazing animal hitchhikers, who the children will get to meet! However - it's not all plain sailing. Will Zog’s journey end with a bump?!

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