Key Dates

To help plan your academic year, we’ve rounded up some important dates for schools where our workshops would work well.
 



Black History month - October

If you are covering Africa within this month, why not have a closer look at some of our animals that originate from there? This includes our Royal Pythons, sun beetles, giant African millipedes, Giant African land snails, mealworms, stick insects, Praying mantis, Berber skink and our African pygmy hedgehog.

World Animal Day- 4th October

What better way to celebrate World animal day than with an educational animal encounter?! We can cover any areas you like, but here are some of our most popular for this day.

  • Pets (we bring a variety of our animals which are most common as pets- for example our rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies, hamster, bearded dragon and leopard gecko and talk about how they should be looked after, mixed with some incredible facts!)
  • Amazing animals (we bring a variety of our animals for the children to learn about and meet)

National Poetry Day- 6th October

Let Laura explore the world of animal poetry with your class. Bringing along some of our animals, together we will see if we can write a poem about one of them! This year’s theme for National Poetry Day is the environment, so we will write a poem about nature.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science- 11th February

Let Laura introduce you to some of the most inspirational women in animal science. From conservationists such as Jane Goodall and Margaret “Mardy” Murie, curator of reptiles at London Zoo- Joan Procter, Maria Merian who studied the life cycle of butterflies and disproved a theory that went all the way back to Ancient Greece and more!

World Book Day- March 2nd

Why not do something different this World Book Day and bring a story alive! With a variety of books to choose from, Laura will bring along a few animal friends, including ones from our books for everyone to meet too.

World Wildlife Day- 3rd March

Why not meet some of our animals such as rabbits, birds, insects and an African pygmy hedgehog and learn about their wild cousins that live in the UK and what we can do to help them.

As an extra, we can then make either bird feeders or bug hotels.

British Science Week- 10th-19th March

During this week we can run any of our curriculum areas mentioned on the previous page. For more information or to check availability, please feel free to contact us either by email on info@ouranimalworld.com or by phone on 07519340788.

World Poetry Day- 21st March

Let Laura explore the world of animal poetry with your class from all around the globe. Bringing along some of our animals, together we will see if we can write a poem about one of them in the style of one of our poems we looked at.

National Pet month- April

A chance to meet and learn about many common pets and how to look after them properly including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, budgies, bearded dragons and leopard geckos.

Dinosaur Day- 15th May

Did you know the only living relation to dinosaurs are birds?! Although they are thought to be related to a wide variety of reptiles too! Meet some of our birds and reptiles and look into the similarities and differences between birds/reptiles and dinosaurs!

Dinosaur Day- 1st June

Did you know the only living relation to dinosaurs are birds?! Although they are thought to be related to a wide variety of reptiles too! Meet some of our birds and reptiles and look into the similarities and differences between birds/reptiles and dinosaurs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have a variety of animals to choose from which you are able to choose to attend. Please note that some are better suited to older children or are visual only. In these cases if you select them, we will confirm with you and if you would still like them then we can arrange this. If not, we will suggest other animals that might be better suited.

We travel up to an hour from IP13.

So we can have up to 30 children, but always suggest about 15. Just be aware that the more children there are, the more the children have to wait around and possibly get bored.

So with under 8s we suggest no more than 1 hour. We do have added extras such as Curiosity Corner or a crafts activity which can be added on as a more active 30mins at the end.

Curiosity Corner is a table full of feathers, reptile sheds (ie. snakes and lizards), insects in resin, fossils and more to be explored in a hands on way with magnifying glasses and microscopes.

Yes we will ask if there are animals that you wish not to attend due to phobias etc and will ensure that animal does not come.

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