Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World
A visit to Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World is the perfect opportunity for children to learn outside the classroom. With nearly 100 different species of animals, one of the Uks biggest Dinosaur parks along with outdoor activities such as climbing, there’s something for everyone.
What We Offer Visiting Schools:
Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World has something for all ages and covering a variety of topics. A wide range of activities are available including but not limited to animal meet and greets, fossil workshops and climbing wall experiences.
Why Choose Us for an Educational Visit:
We truly believe our Dinosaur offering is second to none with a large woodland walk encompassing over 30 animatronic full size dinosaurs. An ice age section (new for 2024) and fossil workshops.
We also offer a large variety of animal talks tailored to the topics you request.
Subjects and Topics Covered:
Animals including Humans
Living things and their habitats
Basic Geology (history of fossils)
We can cover many other topics upon request.
Accreditation and Awards:
Group Sizes Catered For:
Itineraries, Resources, and Workshops:
Full school information available upon request.
Dinosaur Tour: These are roughly 30 minute long tours with our Dino Ranger who will tell the children all about the Dinosaurs in each area whilst also bringing along fossils (both replica and genuine) for the kids to get up close to and touch.
Fossils Workshop: This 30 minute long workshop includes:
Introductory talk about fossils, dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. During this talk we will cover the fossilisation process and the difference between body and trace fossils whilst also showing some of our own fossils.
Tactile session where children can physically hold some of our fossils and touch others whilst being told about them and invited to ask questions.
Sorting session where children are encouraged to sort each fossil into trays indicating whether they are ‘trace’ or ‘body’ fossils. Short show and tell of specific geodes and minerals with an explanation of how they form.
A short quiz on what the children have learned during the session.
Finally, all children get to take their very own REAL fossil home with them!
Climbing Wall: Suitable for children 5+ climbing walls are a great way to build confidence, build communication and develop motor skill (not to mention just being all round good fun).
Risk assessments available on request. All risk assessments are reviewed annually or more frequently if needed.
Education Department Information:
School prices start at £10 per person with 1 adult to every 6 children free.
Toilets, café, outdoor and indoor seating, play area, small classroom.
Accessibility and Disabled Facilities:
Disabled toilet, sensory kits and mobility scooters available to hire, entire site is flat but does have gravel pathways.
10am to 5pm – We recommend schools arrive at 10.30am and leave at 2.30pm.
Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking
Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,
Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,