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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The First World War Hospital at Lotherton

Discover the local history of Lotherton as a Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital during the First World War in this role play workshop.

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05 February 2019

Virtual Classroom Workshop: Rainforests

Pupils can explore the animals, plants and resources found in rainforests around the world. Find out more about the Rainforest workshop.

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16 December 2018

Virtual Classroom Workshop: Habitats

Discover animals living in rainforest and polar habitats in this interactive online workshop. What are they like and how do animals survive there?

Several flamingos standing in a group

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Virtual Classroom Workshop: Classification

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

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Virtual Classroom Workshop: Who eats who?

Pupils learn why animals need to eat and the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. How do they eat, hunt and survive in their habitats?

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Virtual Classroom Workshop: Animal Adaptations

In this interactive online workshop, discover how animals are adapted to increase their chances of survival.

Capybara at Wildlife World

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Virtual Classroom: Meet Florence Nightingale

Virtual classroom workshop focussing on the life and history of Florence Nightingale and exploring Victorian objects at Lotherton.

Learning officer at Lotherton dressed as Florence Nightingale

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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.

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

Online learning resources

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