Bringing the zoo to you!

The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is pleased to offer an educational outreach program for local schools.

This involves a member of the education team visiting the school to hold a workshop on one of the topics we offer. We may well bring a range of smaller animals, usually invertebrates and reptiles, but there could be other animals. It is very valuable for children to get to see up close – or even touch - the creatures they are learning about. Workshops are suitable for groups of no more than thirty, though we can give talks to larger assemblies.

Mini-beasts, habitats, taxonomy and adaptations are popular topics, but we can offer a wider range – please inquire. A workshop session usually lasts anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes (and may be repeated for different classes), but could even run for a full day if required. Workshops can be adapted for any age.

Outreach is not exclusive to schools but can be used by any organization.


  • £90.00 for the first hour (minimum time)
  • £45.00 for subsequent hours
  • £299.00 for full day (9.00 – 3.30)
  • Mileage is free within a 15 mile radius and beyond that it is charged at 40p per mile

A discounted rate is offered for a follow-up group zoo visit.

If you would like any more information please ring us on 015395 63027 or contact us .

Download risk assessment and zoo rules (pdf)

Royal python
Royal python
Python regius

The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is currently open. Read about the actions we are taking in response to COVID-19 here .