Learn at Lotherton

At Lotherton we can help you deliver diverse, creative, skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Workshops and Guided Tours

You can contact us about in-person and virtual workshops at Lotherton Hall Museum and Wildlife World by completing a general enquiry form below.

If you would like to enhance your visit into Wildlife World, our zoo education officer is able to offer your group a guided tour and/or a workshop to link in with your topic at school.

We also have a range of virtual classroom workshops available to enable you to learn with objects and animals without leaving the classroom.


Use our learning search to explore our range of learning opportunities

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WW2 Evacuation Role Play Day

Immerse yourself in a significant point of British history and evacuate your pupils back in time to the Second World War.

A group of schoolchildren at Lotherton, one is wearing a gask mask as part of the workshop

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25 May 2023

Early Years Workshop: The Woodland Hunt

Come on a woodland hunt with us! An educational session for under 5s in an outdoor setting at Lotherton.

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31 October 2022

Nature Detectives

Become a nature detective and get hands on with habitats in this school workshop at Lotherton.

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Signs of the Seasons

Find out all about the changing seasons in this school workshop at Lotherton for Early Years and KS1.

a close-up of some purple spring flowers

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All About Penguins!

Find out all about penguins in this school workshop at Wildlife World for younger pupils.

Humboldt penguins at Wildlife World

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09 March 2022

Adaptation Investigators

Discover how animals are adapted to increase their chances of survival, through behavioural or physical/anatomical traits.

Capybara at Wildlife World

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10 September 2021

Living in the Dark

Find out how animals adapt to live in the dark in this nocturnal schools workshop with Wildlife World at Lotherton.


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21 July 2021

Lotherton Topic Days

We provide activities to inspire your pupils’ creativity and learning in a varied and wondrous setting.

Close up of the burgess table at Lotherton

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21 May 2019


Pupils can explore the animals, plants and resources found in rainforests around the world.


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06 February 2019

Who eats who?

Pupils discover the reasons animals need to eat and the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

A tapir eating a watermelon

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Pupils become ‘mini-zoologists’ during this session as we explore how animals can be grouped by their characteristics.

An imperial pigeon from the breast upwards

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Introducing Florence Nightingale and her friends

Meet the young Florence Nightingale, cousin to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton.

Lotherton Workshop - Introducing Florence Nightingale and her friends

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Learn with Wildlife World

Arthur the tapir at Wildlife World

Our expanding animal collection in Wildlife World lends itself well to National Curriculum topics such as habitats, adaptations and classification. We have penguins, flamingos, tapirs, porcupines, a nocturnal house and much more! Each animal enclosure has interpretation signs providing you varying depths of information.

See our virtual classroom workshop options, our choice of on-site workshops listed below, or pop us an email at [email protected] to find out more.

Make a booking

Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum using our collections and stories to enhance all styles of learning.

Please contact us for further information or to make a booking.



0113 378 2959

(10am – 4pm)


Entry for Leeds LA schools: Free

Entry for non-Leeds LA schools: £1.30 per pupil

Under 5s: Free

Additional charges for Wildlife World educational activities:

Workshop or guided tour (45 minutes): £45 per class

Workshop and guided tour (90 minutes in total): £77 per class

Online learning resources

Looking for museum engagement in your classroom? Search digital workshops, free recovery curriculum resources and MyLearning.org for our virtual offer.