The Curraghs Wildlife Park is one of the island’s best education resources. We offer a wide range of options for school visits, our aim being to inspire children with a love for wildlife and to make learning memorable and exciting. The Park is arranged in geographical areas, with many of the animals roaming free in open, walk-through paddocks; our teaching sessions in the classroom use live animals to give children the opportunity to experience the wonder of nature at close up.
The flexible option, welcome all year round (even when the Park is closed to the public)
We aim to meet the individual needs of every school group, whether you want to cover part of the National Curriculum or just have a fun day out. You can either opt for the freedom to organise your own exploration of the Park, or ask for the assistance of Liz to help organise your day.
When you book, we will send you a CD containing teaching resources to use before, during and after your visit.
Teaching sessions in our classroom, using live animals, are available throughout the year on a variety of topics to suit your requirements. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and must be pre-booked.
The most popular topics are:
KS1 - Animals and Ourselves
KS2 - Habitats
Skeletons and Movement
October and November
Full day of activities for reception classes. Numbers limited to one teaching group per day.
This popular event is designed to teach the children about colour and camouflage through a carefully planned programme of games and activities. Most of the activities are indoors so that the event can go ahead in all weather.
RAINFOREST MAGIC February and March
Full day of learning and activities suitable for all Primary age groups. Numbers limited to one teaching group per day.
A perennial favourite, this popular event teaches pupils about the important of tropical rainforests and why their conservation is so vital. A variety of presentations and activities bring the topic to life in a fun way - the only difficulty is fitting it all in so don’t be late! Early booking is essential as this event usually books up quickly. Mostly indoors.
SUMMER DISCOVERY DAYS May and June -- NEW FOR 2010 --
Organised learning and activity days inspired by the success of Colour-Me-Wild and Rainforest Magic, these are not quite so class-room based, in order that the pupils can enjoy more time outdoors.
*Circle of Life
*Design for Living (KS2 only)
*Food for Thought
*Habitats are Here
*Senses for Survival
*Teddy Bears’ Outing (Reception only)
*Wildlife in Danger
Special Needs groups always welcome
All visits and education services free to Manx Schools