Blog Bug-Tastic Fun at ZSL London Zoo

London Zoo offers a fantastic experience your students will treasure forever. Discover animals, storytelling, torch night walks and games. BedBUGS is a must for any primary school.

Did you know that at London Zoo school trips can involve a sleepover in the facility’s BUGS house? Letting your students explore this exciting environment at night not only stimulates their imagination but also brings them closer to the wonderful world of wildlife. They will gain an understanding of a variety of issues: the challenges animals face in the wild today; conservation projects and why they are important; and what they can do to help the planet for the future.

London Zoo school trips bring learning to life; the world’s oldest scientific zoo is an ideal destination for primary schools.

B.U.G.S

BUGS (Biodiversity Underpinning Global Survival) is the zoo’s cutting-edge biodiversity and conservation exhibit. As soon as your class arrives your dedicated host will answer any questions and explain the exciting night ahead. Afterwards they can get up close and personal with one of the residents.

Let your students discover for themselves the other creatures living in BUGS and see their knowledge expand, before heading on a unique torchlight tour of London Zoo. School trips like this give your students a unique opportunity to see how the zoo comes alive at night after the keepers have gone home, and to search for their favourite animals. The group will then head back to BUGS and join in the evening activities before settling down for bed.

In the morning your class can enjoy breakfast and check out some of the most popular exhibitions before anyone else arrives. You then have the freedom to spend the day exploring the zoo before heading home.

Educational workshops

London Zoo has been educating society about animals for over 100 years. They now have a variety of workshops and sessions for all age groups all linked to the national curriculum.

 

  • Primary school classes can discover first-hand about lifecycles, colours, patterns and camouflage, bones, habitats and endangered animals. Pupils will be able to meet a variety of creatures and learn how to help improve the planet.

 

  • Secondary school sessions offer information on adaptations, climate change, wildlife under threat, classifications, conservation and animal behaviour. Each workshop enhances the student’s skills, giving them a new way of learning outside the classroom.

Sessions are also available for special need classes, with hands-on experiences and storytelling available. Each workshop can be bespoke to offer the children the best experience for them.

Accommodation

The BedBUGS sleepover offers an experience like no other for your students. You will sleep in one of the designated areas in the BUGS house, so make sure that your students bring sleeping bags. Bathroom facilities are available (showers not included).

You’ll share your ‘bedroom’ with a variety of invertebrates, including spiders and millipedes, most of which are behind glass!

This sleepover can accommodate up to a maximum of 60 people.

Whether you want to provide a rewarding end of year trip or bring the knowledge the children have learnt in class to life, BedBUGS is a fantastic way to engage your class. We have a wealth of experience when it comes to organising London Zoo school trips, so contact us today to create your perfect educational outing.

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