Educational Workshops

We have five brand new interactive workshops to select from when booking a guided visit at Battersea Park Children's Zoo!

All our workshops follow the same immersive format allowing children to enjoy all elements of the zoo within their visit. All sessions will include a mixture of both indoor and outdoor learning.

Please note that all our workshops can be adapted to suit any SEND needs, but prior knowledge is needed to make any necessary provisions.

See the options below for suitability and recommendations. Please specify when booking.

Who’s Who at the Zoo!

How do monkeys climb so well? Why do lemurs sunbathe? With an experienced guide to answer any questions that may pop up. Enjoy learning about the habitats our animals come from and how we replicate this in our zoo enclosures.

Suitable for: all ages                
Areas covered: Science
                      Animals, including humans, living things and their habitats
                      Evolution and Inheritance
                      Working scientifically.

                     Geography
                     Geographical skills and fieldwork

Colour and Camouflage

Why do meerkats have dark fur around their eyes?
Discover how animals have adapted and evolved over time. Find out about our animals’ intriguing characteristics and work out what benefits these adaptations have to individual species in their quest for survival!

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2                      
Areas covered: Science
                      Animals, including humans.
                      Living things and their habitats.
                      Evolution and inheritance.
                      Working scientifically.

The 3 'vores and other ways to classify

This interactive session will get students immersed in classifying our zoo animals, discovering the importance of classification and the different ways it can be carried out and used.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2                                                                   
Areas covered: Science
                      Animals, including humans.
                      Living things and their habitats.
                      Evolution and inheritance.
                      Working scientifically.

Animal Playtime

Do you wonder why you often see balls or boxes in zoo animal enclosures?
Discover how these provide enrichment and important stimulation for zoo animals and the reasons behind it. Then, get hands on making some for our animals here at Battersea.

Suitable for: KS2 only.           
Areas covered: Science
                      Animals including humans.
                      Working scientifically.
                      Evolution and inheritance.

                     Design and Technology
                     Design, make and evaluate.

Owl Babies

This workshop will expand your knowledge of wildlife, using the popular book ‘Owl Babies'. Discover all about our resident owl, what makes her such an amazing hunter and what is her favourite food, with the chance to see some artefacts up close.

Suitable for: Early Year and KS1                          
Areas covered: Science
                      Animals, including humans.
                      Living things and their habitats.

                      English
                      Reading, linking books and stories to real world experiences.