Primary

Bring the Natural World to Life

With over 1800 animals to see, a narrow-gauge railway, an exciting playground and over 160 acres of beautiful parkland we offer the perfect learning environment.

If you would like to include a talk with your visit, we offer a wide range of topics with most of them delivered outside in the Park. All of our talks can be tailored to either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

Talks we offer include:

Caring for Animals

Join a keeper as they show you what the animals need in order to live a long and healthy life...

Animal Life Cycles

Take a look at some of the more unusual lifestyles from giant eggs, to marsupials, society living and metamorphosis....

African Animals

Explore the world of our rhinos, zebra, giraffes and lions...

Rainforests of the World

Take a trip into the rainforest, meet squirrel monkeys, sloths and fruit bats, learn about amazing plants and explore the importance of this biome...

Nocturnal Animals/Senses

No need to wait until night-time! We take a look at some of the animals at the Park with extraordinary senses...

Fur, Feathers & Scales

Struggling to explain classification to your class in simple terms? Let us help with a visit to the five main vertebrate groups...

Endangered Species

Explore the problems facing animals in the wild and find out what the Park is doing to help...

Reptiles

Come face to face with snakes, lizards and reptiles in this exciting hands-on session...

Habitats & Adaptations

From the poles to the desert, rainforests to rivers; we take a look at different habitats and how animals are adapted to a life there...

World of Plants

Lead by our Gardens team; explore the fascinating variety of plants found around the Park...

Touch Tables

Investigate skulls, bones and animals skins and more in this interactive session...

Prey & Predators

Take a look at how predators are adapted for hunting and how prey protect themselves...

Reviews of our talks

“Please pass our thanks to the keepers who led our talks which were informative and perfectly pitched at the children’s level. They also answered the children’s questions brilliantly. Thanks also for addressing our request of a focus on food chains.”

“We had a brilliant day of learning and I would certainly recommend the Wildlife Park to other schools and am sure that we will return again.”
St Mary’s CE Primary – Years 3 & 4


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens