Education

Educational Day Out

Port Lympne & Howletts Wild Animal Parks offer exciting and educational days out for groups of all ages.

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Benefits

Generous Benefits

We offer Generous benefits for Group Organisers, free coach parking & easy access with special group discount rates for 15 or more people.

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Activities

Additional Activities

We can arrange additional activities for your group booking including talks by our expert animal keepers and education officers, bespoke safaris and lunches.

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School Visits

We offer a wide range of educational animal experiences for school groups - from early years through to degree level. We work in unison with many curriculum linked subjects such as biology, ecology, behaviour, conservation and global biodiversity. We provide a centre of excellence for conservation education. This is backed up with a sound understanding of animal care and the welfare of endangered species.

Your Visit

Your Educational Visit

Port Lympne provides a new experience for school, college and university groups. Students can be transported between various zones that focus on different animal groups or areas of the world. Centred on the conservation performed by the parks we are able to present topics that apply to multiple curriculums and subjects including key stages 1 and 2.

Learning Zones

Focused Learning Zones

There are a number of specialist zones that focus on groups of animals (e.g. carnivores) or key conservation areas. Talks are available that focus on the zones and these can be linked into projects back at school.

African Experience

African Experience

Understanding the African Savannah... in Kent. Discover various aspects of savannah life, from the individual species to ecological niches and species adaptation (must be booked in advance of your visit).

Research

Research

With a broad selection of species, we offer research options from undergraduate through to postgraduate level.

Teacher Info

With so much to see and do at Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks we recommend that you allow between 3 and 5 hours to fully enjoy the parks with your group. To help you get the most from your visit, we provide a number of extras for schools visits.

  • FREE entry for 1 teacher with every 10 paying pupils
  • Education Centres at Howletts & Port Lympne
  • Education Officer to help organize your visit
  • Education sessions and classroom activities (must be booked in advance)
  • Animal talks and guided tours available (must be booked in advance)
  • Risk assessments
  • FREE preliminary visit for two teachers to plan a visit
  • Goody bags available on request
  • African Experience Safari at Port Lympne (must be booked in advance)
  • FREE coach parking and driver entry
  • Pre-booking and payment option for fast-track entry
 
Pricing

Pricing

School Booking Rates 2015

Ticket Type Price Details
School Child £8.25 2 - 15 yrs
Student £9.25 Over 16 yrs
Accompanying Teacher £8.25 One free teacher for every 10 children
Educational Talk £35.00 30 mins, max 30 students (primary, junior & secondary pupils only)
Enrichment Sessions £35.00 30 mins, max 15 students

Safari is an additional cost of £3 per head and must be booked in advance of your visit. Please note school rates are available during term time, Monday to Friday only.

 

Group Booking Rates 2015 (Min 15. People)

Ticket Type Price Details
Adult £15.00 Over 16 yrs
Child £13.50 2 - 15 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult)

If you have a large group of up to 22 guests, you could book one of our specially adapted safari trucks exclusively for your group.  The VIP Safari experience will last around an hour. The costs are £180 for a passport holder and £200 for non-pass holders, plus entrance to the park to be paid on top.   Prices include VAT and are subject to availability. 

How To Book

For more information or to book any school or group visit, please call our General Office on 0844 842 4647, e-mail us or download a booking form.

Port Lympne School Booking Form

Howletts School Booking Form

Port Lympne Group Booking Form

Howletts Group Booking Form

 

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Other Groups

Port Lympne & Howletts Wild Animal Parks welcome groups of all ages. Discounted admission prices for group bookings are available, with a minimum number of 15 per group. Bespoke extras can also be arranged and there is ample parking for coaches.

Scouts & Guides

Scouts & Guides

We carry out extensive work in the field of conservation and are keen to encourage children to learn about animals and the environment in which we live. To request a Scouts and Guides booking pack, please contact our Booking Office on 0844 842 4647 or email us for further information or for help with organising your trip. 

Click here to download Howletts Booking Form.

Click here to download Port Lympne Booking Form.

Caravan Clubs

Caravan Clubs

Caravan Clubs hosted at Port Lympne Reserve offer something a bit more special. As well as joining fellow caravanners on the Grasslands site, you can take a VIP Dusk Safari followed by a meal in the historic Port Lympne Hotel and enjoy the 600 acre reserve during the day.

Team Building

Team Building

We offer all teams the opportunity to move away from their keyboards for the day and face new challenges to create some unusual objects to go into our animal enclosures. Our Team Building Enrichment Workshops involve teams working together to create items and improved environments for our animals, before testing the finished articles