School Visits

Step into our outdoor classroom

A classroom without walls

Immerse the next generation in the natural world and be inspired by the wonderful wildlife it contains. Offering an unrivalled range of diverse habitats, the park provides the perfect environment in which to learn.

Education Packages

Our education packages will make good use of the park by combining short indoor activities, both in our Discovery Centre and purpose built classroom-sized hide, with plenty of outdoor exploring.  The ‘Discover’ activities have been produced using the national curriculum as a guideline whilst appreciating the need for practical, hands-on interactions to stimulate learning. Some activities have their own activity sheets which is completed during the visit and retained by the pupils for future reference.

Our ‘Discover’ activities

The current list of ‘Discover’ activities is listed below, but if there’s a more specific topic you have in mind do get in touch.

  • Discover: Food chains
  • Discover: Habitats
  • Discover: Pensthorpe’s dinosaurs
  • Discover: Adaptation
  • Discover: Rocks and Fossils
  • Discover: Plants
  • Discover: Pollinators
  • Discover: Life cycles
  • Discover: Birds

In addition to the above there are the following options (some of which attract an additional cost, ask us for more information):

  • 45-minute pond-dipping sessions
  • a guided tour of the park and beyond on the Pensthorpe Explorer
  • Sculpture trail
  • WildRootz outdoor adventure play session
  • Hootz House indoor play session

Let us help you plan your day

We want you and your pupils to get the most out of a visit to Pensthorpe. To help you plan your day, we offer complimentary tickets for two teachers to come and get to know the park and its facilities. Whilst you are here, we could arrange for you to meet a member of our team to talk about the ‘Discover’ activities and prepare a visit schedule.

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking please call us on 01328 851465 (option 2) or email us at