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educational animal experiences

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Animal Experiences

Make your day a little wilder with an awesome animal handling experience! Fun, friendly and informative, it’s ideal for schools, parties, care homes, nurseries, clubs and events from Lion Learners.

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Lion Learners animals attend various public events throughout the year from museums and tourist attractions to libraries and summer fairs. Click here to see if we will be visiting anywhere near you soon.

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About Lion Learners

Lion Learners offer exciting, original, educational animal experiences. We visit schools, nurseries, out of school clubs, care homes, libraries, events and parties.

Lion Learners is the brainchild of husband and wife, David & Liona Woricker. A teacher and conservationist respectively, who wanted to combine their passion for education and wildlife. Because what better way to learn about animals than to actually meet them?

In 2009, David and Liona started bringing their fun and unique animal handling experiences to schools, nurseries, clubs and parties. It was an instant success. Children loved meeting the animals, teachers loved the educational enrichment, and parents loved the interaction.

Soon the venture expanded into a family of presenters running experiences across East England, East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside. Meanwhile, David and Liona developed South Angle Farm, an educational farm park in Cambridgeshire that also serves as the training hub for Lion Learners.

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We have animal workshops suitable for Early Years and SEN, and workshops tailored to the KS1 & 2 Science Curriculum. Topics covered can include Minibeasts, Rainforest, Africa, Pets, Nocturnal Animals and many more.

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A Lion Learners animal handling party is an exciting and unique event that a child will never forget. It’s a fantastic experience for any age, and we encourage everyone to get involved with the animals.

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Animal therapy activity for nursing homes for the elderly and dementia patients, or for adults with learning and physical disabilities, our therapeutic animal handling sessions will bring smiles to your residents faces.

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Encourage positive interaction with animals and instill an interest in the natural world, with a session suitable for your nursery, children’s centre or playgroup. We make sure every child has the chance to handle the animals.

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Lion Learners work with after school clubs, holiday clubs, scouts, cubs, brownies, guides, youth clubs etc to offer animal activities suitable for all ages. This is a great activity for confidence and team building.

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During these special story time sessions, we share some animal stories with the children and then introduce them to the real animal characters from the books. Great for library events or literacy sessions for schools.

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Our animal handling sessions always receive a fantastic response. We’re friendly, professional and encourage people to join in. Great for school fairs, tourist attractions, museums, markets etc. We’d love to help with your event.

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Upcoming public events

01 Dec

Every Weekend (and 20-23 Dec 2018) – South Angle Farm, Cambridgeshire

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04 Dec

Little Monsters House of Fun – Dunmow, Essex

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08 Dec

Freeman Street Market, Grimsby

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15 Dec

Freeman Street Market, Grimsby

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Ask Lionel

My child wants a pet

December 13, 2018

Dear Lionel, my son is always asking for a pet but we don’t have the space for a cat or dog. What other types of animals would you suggest as a good first pet? Owning a pet can be great for children and can help...

A Roaringly Wild Idea For Your Nursery Christmas Party

November 16, 2018

Dear Lionel, I’m looking for something different to do for my nursery Christmas party. Can you help?