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Three amazing reasons why your school needs an animal handling workshop

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Enhance your curriculum learning and inspire your class with an educational, ethical and exciting Lion Learners workshop. It will be the highlight of the school year!

Say yes to animal antics in the classroom and let their imaginations run wild! A Lion Learners animal handling workshop lets children meet, handle and interact with awesome and friendly animals from around the world. It’s a great introduction to a topic, a brilliant alternative to a school trip or an extra enrichment activity.

With a Lion Learners animal handling workshop, you can:

1. Bring learning to life

There’s nothing like seeing, meeting and handling real animals to make science come alive! It is amazing how much knowledge children retain after this hands-on experience. From rapturous reptiles to marvellous mammals, creepy crawlies to awesome amphibians, we bring a fantastic range of exotic and familiar animals to each school visit. Giving children a chance to see more and learn more.

2. Meet your science curriculum

Want a minibeast session for EYFS? Animal classification for year 2, or an evolution workshop for Year 5? No problem. Our highly knowledgeable presenters tailor the experience to your curriculum, topic and year group. Each session is packed full of fun facts to get kids talking and thinking about animals.

There are many topics we can help with, including Minibeasts, Pets, Nocturnal Animals, Rainforest, Africa and much more. Get in touch to find out more.

3. Give children an unforgettable experience

Animals are amazing – and meeting them up close is an experience kids will never forget. Their faces will light up as they make friends with rabbits, snakes, lizards, hedgehogs and more.  Each animal is met with wonder and delight, and we find the relaxed, friendly nature of the sessions helps children overcome any fears. But we are equally sensitive to those who would rather watch and make sure that everyone is comfortable and having fun!

A Lion Learners animal handling workshop starts at just £120 for a  one hour workshop for one class, whilst a full day is £350 giving you the option to book for several classes.

Because it’s important to learn about different of animals, a class of around 30 children will usually meet seven or eight animals over an hour. Animals may vary depending on which are the best suited for your topic.

Book your animal workshop

If you’re ready to book a school workshop or would like more information, please get in touch. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Find out more about our school workshops.

Caring for our animals

Animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Many of our animals have been rescued from neglect or adopted from people who can no longer care for them. The animals live with their presenter in special habitats with the best possible enrichment. This encourages stimulation and natural behaviours. By living in our homes, we are able to form exceptionally strong bonds with the animals. It also lets us keep a very close eye on them to make sure they are happy, healthy and willing to socialise. It’s crucial that our animals’ needs are met and they are comfortable in any situation.

We carefully pick the species we choose to share our lives with, to ensure that we are able to meet their needs. This is why you won’t find us travelling with animals such as meerkats or racoons.

When you meet us, it will quickly become obvious how much we love our animals. We hope you will love them as much as we do!



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