School Trips to the Reptilarium

Whether it’s to blow off some steam as an end of term treat or as part of an educational project, a visit to the Reptilarium is a great place to learn and have fun. Combine your visit with an exploration of the Country Park and your pupils will have a great visit.

With our four themed areas of Desert, Rainforest, Terrapin sanctuary and Nocturnal. Visiting our live animals you will be able to link into the Key stage areas of learning from years 1 through to 6 and beyond.

We have a special discounted rate for School Parties,  with no admission charge for staff (subject to minimum number of pupils).

Frequently asked questions..

Do you do a talk for the pupils…

We don’t as we find that as soon as the children enter the Reptilarium they want to run about and explore the animals, once they have settled they start to throw out many questions. A member of staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Can we hold any of the animals…

No, we feel that enjoying our animals and wildlife should be about seeing them in a naturalistic setting and respecting them from a distance.

Do you have any fact sheets etc…

Yes, please visit our resources page ( , from here you can download our explorer sheets which will help you discover the animals in the Reptilarium. There is also an Activity Pack you can download, we suggest you have a look through this and pick out the activities most suited to your group and photocopy them before or after your visit.

How Long will a visit take…

Allow an hour to enjoy the Reptilarium, combine your visit with an exploration of the Country Park, picnic, rockpooling etc and you can easily have a good day / half day out.


Key Topics

1: Pre Romans  2: Romans 3: Medieval 4: Tudors 5: Stuarts 6: Georgians 7: Victorians 8: 20th Century 9: Defence 10: World Wars 11: Children 12: Transport 13: Domestic Homes 14: Smuggling 15: Work/Agriculture 16: Evidence/Archaeology 17: Local History 18: Other Topics 19: Change & continuity

A: Art AH: Agriculture/Horticulture DT: Design/Technology M: Maths EVS: Environmental Studies G: Geography IVL: Imaginative Writing, Literature SCI: Science PA: Physical Activity W: Wildlife & Animals