Give your school group an unforgettable learning experience. You will find our curriculum-based Education Programme is flexible, interactive and lots of fun!
Encounter an exotic world of butterflies and birds, mammals and minibeasts, reptiles and rodents, all brought up-close by our team of inspiring, knowledgeable guides.
Presentations and hands-on activities are delivered to school groups which meet the national curriculum criteria for key stages 1 and 2 (age 5-11), we also offer sessions for younger children, and we can tailor talks to cater for key stage 3 and upwards. Further details on the national curriculum criteria met by our talks can be provided upon request.
We can also provide sessions for University groups, please enquire by email: email@example.com
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Teachers and group leaders and/or supervisors must review the following health and safety documents prior to visiting the centre
To check availability please phone 01909 569416 ex 20 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend booking well in advance particularly for the busy months from May - July.
Your booking will be secured once you have received a confirmation email.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR SCHOOL VISITS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR. WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ONWARDS.
Please note that we no longer take deposits.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
If booked visits are cancelled within 28 days of your visit, then you will still be charged in full for them.
Once the date is confirmed this cannot be amended or changed for an alternative date.
No refunds will be given for reduced numbers that change on the day.
Any additional adults or children will need to be paid for upon arrival.
Children must be supervised at all times.
To book a teacher pre-visit, please complete the request form on this page, visits are not available on bank holidays, or event days.
Please note memberships cannot be used in conjuction with school packages.
£6.70 PER CHILD
1 ADULT FREE PER
Additional adults £9.50 each. Minimum booking: 20 children. Includes VAT. Price for bookings from 1st September 2018 will be £6.95 per child, £10.80 for extra adults.
Admission and 1 guided session
£6.95 PER CHILD
1 ADULT FREE PER
Additional adults £9.50 each. Minimum booking: 20 children. Includes VAT. Price for bookings from 1st September 2018 will be £7.20 per child, £10.80 for extra adults.
Admission and choice of 2 guided sessions
£7.20 PER CHILD
1 ADULT FREE PER
Additional adults £9.50 each. Minimum booking: 20 children. Includes VAT. Price for bookings from 1st September 2018 will be £7.50 per child, £10.80 for extra adults.
All sessions last 30-45 minutes.
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Open daily and located just 5 minutes from the M1 junction 31, we are ideally located for groups visiting The Peak District, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.
If you have 15 or more people in your party, simply pre-book your visit to take advantage of the following benefits:
Self-Guided Supervised Groups (Children)
£10.25 per child
Self-Guided Groups (Adults)
£11.55 per adult
Please do not include any essential carers within your party as they are admitted free of charge on a 1:1 basis for visitors who have additional access requirements.
If you would like a place to eat your lunch you can hire out our Party Room for just £30 for the hour.
Please note when booking in groups payment must be made as one transaction.
For further information or to make a booking, please e-mail: email@example.com