Learn at Lotherton

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

Workshops and Guided Tours

We are welcoming back schools to Wildlife World and Lotherton Hall Museum.

You can contact us about workshops 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.

Online learning resources

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

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.

COVID-19 Information

Please visit our reopening page  to view our on-site measures in place for Covid-19. Face coverings are advised when visiting any of our indoor areas.

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 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): £75 per class


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.

Lotherton Workshop - WW2 evacuation role play

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06 February 2019

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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Pupils explore the rainforest and the polar habitats. What are they like and how do the animals there survive?

Several flamingos standing in a group

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05 February 2019

The First World War Hospital at Lotherton

Discover the local history of Lotherton as a Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital during the First World War.

Lotherton Workshop - The First World War Hospital at Lotherton

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