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Primary School Animal Workshops

Zoo2U with meerkatas at Primary School

Zoo2U's core values are to Interact, Educate and Inspire with their fantastic array of wonderful animals. Therefore visiting schools and educating through their animal workshops is their true passion. Watch as Meerkats, Owls, Parrots, Chameleons, Kookaburras, Tortoises and more bring the curriculum to life! Pupils can experience this safe hands-on approach to the natural world in the comfort and security of their own classroom. Bringing exotic animals into your Primary school classroom is unique and will enhance many curriculum topics such as:

  • Food chains
  • Biodiversity
  • Habitats
  • Prey and predator
  • Adaptations
  • Geography
  • Art

Zoo2U are highly flexible and can work with you to create an animal workshop experience which is perfect for your Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 requirements. If you’re looking for something specific, we would love to hear from you...the more creative the better! We have lots of experience and therefore do not require much notice to provide bespoke animal workshops.

Nursery, Preschool and Infant Animal Workshops

Zoo2U at Nursery School

Zoo2U's core values are to Interact, Educate and Inspire with their fantastic array of wonderful animals. A Zoo2U animal workshop offers young children at the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) a great animal encounter that can spark interest to last a lifetime! The Zoo2U team have created some fun and interactive animal workshop sessions for little people, where they have just enough exposure to the animals to wow them, whilst not overwhelming them too!

Zoo2U are highly flexible and will be happy to work with you to create the perfect experience for your Nursery, Preschool and Infant needs. If you’re looking for something specific, we would love to hear from you...the more creative the better! We don’t need much notice to provide bespoke displays.

This valuable learning tool is a unique opportunity that will give your children an unforgettable animal workshop experience!

We would just like to say thank you very much for your visit yesterday. Both children and staff really enjoyed it and said to tell you that it was aimed at just the right level for the age of the children. We will be in touch next school year to re book.
Many thanks again.
The Cobbs Infant & Nursery School
The Cobbs Infant & Nursery School
Warrington, Cheshire

Secondary (High) Schools and Academy School Animal Workshops

Zoo2U with meerkats at secondary school

Zoo2U's values encapsulate their areas of focus; to ensure your experience with the animals is Interactive, Educational and Inspirational. The wide range of animals means that they can offer Secondary Schools and Academies a truly unique animal workshop experience.

There are so many ways Zoo2U can help and with their vast experience visiting many Academies and Secondary schools, they will be able to offer educational and fun animal workshops experience for everyone.

Their animals are wide and varied, including Meerkats, Chameleons, Hedgehogs, Owls, Parrots, Kookaburras, Guinea Pigs, Tenrecs, Snakes, Scorpions, Tortoises and many more! A Zoo2U school animal workshop enables pupils to see the school curriculum come to life in a safe environment where they can interact with the animals. Meanwhile any questions can be answered by Zoo2U’s experienced Animal Presenters!


Secondary Schools and Academies can use Zoo2U in a variety of different ways. Some examples are below:

  • Class Room Learning - Habitats, Adaptations, Prey and Predator etc
  • Zoo2U At Secondary School Careers Fair
  • School Assembly
  • Static Displays at Career Fairs
  • School Fete’s and Fairs
  • Enrichment Days
  • Treat days
  • ...and many more

University and College Animal Workshops

Zoo2U at college Open Day

Zoo2U can offer Universities and Colleges a wide range of animal related encounters. The Zoo2U core values are to Interact, Educate and Inspire with their amazing group of exotic animals. In the past their focus on education has brought Zoo2U to many Colleges and Universities where they have offered a vast array of bespoke animal encounters.

Below are three examples of the benefits Zoo2U can bring to your College and University:


Keele University - Newcastle Under Lyme

Zoo2U visited students with a selection of animals across a number of planned visits to teach on husbandry aspects and legalities within the captive exotic animal industry. These were presented in lectures and hands on sessions to students. The interactive experience proved to be invaluable to students and lecturers alike.

Liverpool John Moores University - Screen School TV Studios; Liverpool

Special Needs Schools

Zoo2U at Special Needs School

For children and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Zoo2U offer a fantastic opportunity for animal therapy sessions with our exotic animals. A really popular topic is ‘textures’ and with the great variety of reptiles, birds and mammals that can all be touched and stroked, Zoo2U can carry out a fur, feather and scales session.

Zoo2U have seen firsthand what an amazing effect animal’s have on these remarkable individuals. If you are lucky enough to work with these children or adults and have never experienced ‘animal therapy’ then please get in contact and see with your own eyes. It’s a very humbling experience.

Zoo2U are proud of the fantastic feedback they have received. To see just one great example of how the children can interact and be inspired see below:

Click here to see Zoo2U at at School for children who have Statements of Special Educational Needs for Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Find Us

Zoo2U Discovery Centre
Hall Farm
Alsager, Cheshire
ST7 2UB

About Us

Zoo2U are a family run business who specialise in Exotic Animal Encouters. Their values are to bring an Inspiring, Educational and Interactive experience every time through their amazing diverse animal collection

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