We also have four fantastic half-day workshops for you to choose from. Each links to the science curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 with elements of geography, English and other subjects too. They can also be adapted for Early Years groups.
The workshops we offer are:
Learn about the animals, plants and resources of the rainforest and compare these to a native forest. This session includes activities in our native woodland where children use scientific skills to age trees and hunt for native wildlife.
Explore how animals are suited to their environment by looking at a range of habitats including rainforest, desert and native woodland. Use scientific skills to discover what makes up this habitat and which animals live there.
Eat or be eaten
Investigate what makes a suitable diet for some of the animals at Tropical World comparing adaptations between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Children will also explore our native woodland and investigate food chains in the forest.
Variety of Life
Children turn into mini zoologists in this session as they learn how to group animals according to their characteristics.
These interactive, hands-on workshops are led by our zoo education team and are designed to complement your self-led tour around Tropical World. All equipment is provided. We recommend booking a morning tour around Tropical World with an afternoon workshop, or vice versa. Further information on educational visits can be found in the
Tropical World Education Pack (PDF 1.42MB) or in the
Teaching Resources section below.
Workshops are available
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year.
Many activities take place outside in Roundhay Park but sessions can also be run indoors during the colder months and in very poor weather.
How to book
Prices: £70 per workshop per class of up to 32 pupils. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Simply fill in the booking enquiry form (Word 191KB) and return it to us to arrange your whole visit: a workshop with a self-guided tour around Tropical World.