Learn at Lotherton

At Lotherton we offer a range of workshops and tours at our beautiful a country estate.

We specialise in history, science, and art curriculum-linked workshops.

All our workshops can be differentiated for SEND. We can add or take away sensory elements, adapt or combine workshops for different ages and abilities.

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Estate Explorers

Become a nature detective and get hands on with local flora and fauna in our outdoor workshop investigating the natural and man-made habitats of the Lotherton estate.

A boy wearing a green hoodie looking through oversized binoculars

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16 October 2023

Signs of the Seasons

Discover nature’s seasonal changes in this outdoor workshop for Early Years and Key Stage One. What adaptations are made by the local animals and plants at different times of the year?

A pair of blue shoes standing on a pile of autumn leaves

Introducing Florence Nightingale and her friends

Meet the young Florence Nightingale, cousin to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton. Listen to her stories about deciding to become a nurse.

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06 August 2023

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 at Lotherton.

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

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03 August 2023


Pupils can explore the animals, plants and resources found in rainforests around the world. The workshop also covers climate change, deforestation, and changing habitats.

07 July 2023


Pupils become ‘mini-zoologists’ during this session as we group animals by their characteristics – invertebrates and vertebrates like mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

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06 July 2023


Discover animals living in different habitats in this workshop at Wildlife World. Pupils explore the rainforest and polar habitats. What are they like and how do animals survive there?

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04 July 2023

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 in this workshop at Wildlife World.

Capybara at Wildlife World

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10 September 2021

Living in the Dark

Explore how nocturnal animals are adapted to living in their dark environments. Step into our Nocturnal House at Wildlife World to see bats, cloud rats, a kinkajou and armadillo.

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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, including a yoga warm up, investigating and exploring, giant drawing and object handling.

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21 May 2019

Who eats who?

Pupils discover the reasons animals need to eat and the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Learn about the different ways animals eat, hunt and survive in their habitats.

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06 February 2019

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.

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: £1.50 per pupil

Additional charges for Wildlife World educational activities:

Workshop or guided tour (45 minutes): £50 per class

Workshop and guided tour (90 minutes in total): £82 per class

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