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Mad about mammals? Raving over reptiles? Or crazy for creepy crawlies? Then you’ll love a visit from Lion Learners!

Whether you’re looking for curriculum-based or enrichment sessions for your school, animal therapy for care homes, or fun, educational activities for a party or event, we’ve got you covered.  We even do gift vouchers for a family animal experience session – what an awesome present!

Our animals are happy, healthy and able to be handled – all our experiences are ethical, exciting and educational and are tailored to suit your needs.

How does it work?

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View our animal experiences

Look through our Animal Experiences to find the experience that’s right for you!


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Find your nearest presenter

Use our postcode finder to find the nearest Lion Learners Presenter to your event or location.


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Contact your nearest presenter

View the presenter’s page, see their animals, their documentation and book your experience today!


Where would you like your next animal experience to happen?

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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Having a family get together? Need the perfect activity that the whole family can get involved with? Why not treat the family to a really wild experience that everyone will enjoy?

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Already know what event you’re planning?

Find your nearest presenter and book today!

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