A great day out for schools!

 

The Hobblers want to make sure the teachers enjoy the day just as much as the children! That starts with us offering you all the resources you need to make the most of your visit. We want this day to be easy to organize, and stress-free.

If you're interested in finding out more information, please fill in the booking enquiry form here.

 

Bookings must be made in advance, with no deposit required.

Visits can be moved / cancelled at any time (subject to availability).

Contact

Email: hounslowinfo@hobbledown.com

Telephone: 0203 885 0074

 

Please note: There are no guaranteed animals for these sessions, and we cannot take requests. We will match the animals used based on the age of the children and the topics we are covering.

 

Activity sheets and downloads

 

School Visits Information Leaflet >>>

Recycling handout >>>

Lesson Plans (sample) >>>

 

Shaggy Beasts Worksheet >>>

Birds of Prey Worksheet >>>

Animals in Motion Worksheet >>>

 

OUR EDUCATIONAL PACKAGES

 

There are a variety of options available for schools, tailored to Key Stage 1 and 2 of the National Schools Curriculum.

Experiences

The Hobbler Guided Tour

 

A guided tour through 3 of our walkthroughs with a qualified animal keeper discussing habitats, adaptations, identification and features.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 and KS2
Length of experience: 20 minutes
Students: up to 30
Animals: Varies depending on age group and school learning.

£9 per child, accompanying adults are free.

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Interactive Animal Experience

 

A meet and greet with a farm animal with a qualified animal keeper discussing habitats, adaptations, identification and features.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 and KS2
Length of experience: 20 minutes
Students: up to 30 – which will then be further split into groups for the session.
Animals: Varies depending on age group and school learning.

£9 per child, accompanying adults are free

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Shaggy Beasts

 

Led by one of our expert animal team members, learners will meet Face to Face with some of our "shaggier" animal residents to explore adaptions in relation to climate.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 and KS2
Length of experience: 45-60 minutes
Students: up to 30 – which will then be further split into groups for the session.
Animals: Highland Cattle and Yak

£10 per child, accompanying adults are free

Download sample worksheet here

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Animals in Motion

 

For students who like to learn on the go! Exploration around the park to learn how animals move. Led by one of our expert animal team members.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 and KS2
Length of experience: 45-60 minutes
Students: up to 30 – which will then be further split into groups for the session.
Animals: Mixed. Students will study a range of the animals that are residents of Hobbledown Heath.

£10 per child, accompanying adults are free

Download lesson plan here

Download sample worksheet here

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Birds of Prey

 

Spend time with the award-winning Coda Falconry team to come face-to-face with spectacular birds of prey. Expect some magical interactive surprises as you learn about their adaptations and natural habitats.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 and KS2
Length of experience: 45-60 minutes
Students: up to 30 – which will then be further split into groups for the session.
Animals: Mixed. There will be a selection of different Birds of Prey used for the session


£10 per child, accompanying adults are free

Download sample worksheet here

To get in touch or for more information, please contact us at hounslowinfo@hobbledown.com or fill in the Schools Booking Enquiry Form here

 

FAQs

 

Do we get access to the indoor play barn?

Unfortunately, school visits do not get access to the Great Barn.

 

Child Hobblers – how many is too many?

500 is the biggest school group we have booked to date, so numbers are not an issue. However, we will always insist that there is a minimum 15 to qualify as a school visit, with a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children.

 

What happens if one member of our group can’t come?

Hobblers are not unreasonable people, so if there is a genuine issue we will do our very best to accommodate any changes. 

 

Can you help with our risk assessment?

We have a risk assessment and guidelines that can be used. Please email hounslowinfo@hobbledown.com for a copy.

 

As a teacher, can I come and visit before our trip to help us prepare for our mysterical day?

Of course you can. Once you have pre-booked and paid, you can arrange to come on a free site visit. We offer 2 complimentary adult tickets for this purpose. Please email hounslowinfo@hobbledown.com