Bring your School to Raystede

Lucy-with-Boy-pointing-optWe know that school trips contribute significantly to the personal development of young people. With every school trip to Raystede we aim to put knowledge into practice, designing sessions that meet the specific learning objectives of the National Curriculum. We aim to inspire children to value and care for animals whether as pets or in the wild.

What we offer:

 

Curriculum-linked fun-filled educational day trips for schools. These can be tailor-made by our accredited education team to fit each group’s requirements.

We aim to make each day a memorable experience for children, with plenty of hands-on activities to boost their confidence, social skills and passion for discovery.

Full disabled access: Raystede offers wheelchair access throughout, helping children with disabilities to be fully included.

A wonderful range of animals to delight and admire Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, ferrets, parrots, chickens and many more.

 

Learning Menu

 

Programme

What’s involved

Who is it for?

Cost

Time/day

NB

Hosted visit

Behind the scenes tour of centre
Learning activities led by Raystede staff
Can be tailored to meet curriculum or topic requirements
Use of classroom/yurt, private children’s garden and children’s toilets

 

Year 1 upwards

£5 child

10.30 – 2pm

Any day of the week

Option to visit cafe, shop and explore site independently if your arrival or departure times fall outside of 10.30am – 2pm

Minimum number of participants 10 or £50 payment 

Self-led visit with teachers pack

The self led package is designed for teachers, parents or carers to take their group on a guided educational tour of the site to see the animals and learn about animal welfare. The pack contains 15x i-spy/sensory question sheets, plus teachers guide, 5 sanctuary scavenger hunt bags, bird feed for the sanctuary birds, bird spotters sheets, pet stickers & Suggested lesson plan (differentiated for ability), follow up activity ideas (this could be fundraising based).

Ideally suited to:

·         mixed age groups

·         SEN groups

·         children under 5 years of age

£20 per pack (we suggest maximum of 15 children per pack)

OR

£30 for self led pack plus  1 hour in private room (subject to availability), for lunch with Raystede Film show available

Subject to normal opening times 10am – 4pm

Any day of the week

To enhance your visit, a behind the scenes tour can be added to your programme for £2 per person  

Behind the scenes tour

Guided tour of parts of the centre not open to the public - typically kennels and cattery
Approximately 45-60 minutes

All visitors (certain areas have age restrictions)

£2 per person

Subject to normal opening times 10am – 4pm

Any day of the week

Minimum number of participants 20 or £20 payment

 

BESD 

Behind the scenes tour of centre
Practical activities led by Raystede staff (usually qualified teacher)
Can be tailored to meet work experience needs
Use of classroom/yurt, private children’s garden and children’s toilets

 

Free (donations very welcome)

10.30 – 2pm

Any day of the week

No minimum group size

Outreach

This is a one hour lesson on responsible pet ownership including games and group activities.

Please note, we do not bring real animals with us on our outreach programmes

Primary and secondary schools

Community groups

£2 per primary pupil/£1 per secondary student

Any day of the week

No minimum group size

Animal Carer for a day Junior

Raystede invites all animal lovers who are between 8 –12 years old to spend a day helping us out!  There will be some hands on time with the animals on site.  Animal Carer Junior also involves some animal related craft making and enrichment  work.

8-12 year olds

£35 per child (junior-ages 8-12 years old) max 15 children

Twice a year in Oct & February half terms

Junior-Max 15 children

Animal Carer for a day

Senior

This is the perfect gift for an animal lover who would like a taste of being a member of the Raystede staff.  Led by our friendly team, young people will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 40 acre animal welfare centre.

13-17 year olds

£50 per person (senior ages 13-17 years old)

 

Twice a year in Oct & February half terms

Senior  -max 10 people

 

Raystede Education trail

Animal themed monthly trail which takes you on a tour of the site whilst spotting the hidden animals that hold the information. You receive a trail clue sheet and a mask.

All visitors

£2 per trail sheet. All ages

Year round during visiting hours (between 10am-4pm)

No minimum group size

 

Please contact our education team by phone: 01825 880461

For information regarding our safeguarding and child protection policies or risk assessments please contact the Learning team.

Programme

What’s involved

Cost

Time/day

NB

Hosted visit

Behind the scenes tour of centre
Learning activities led by Raystede staff
Can be tailored to meet curriculum or topic requirements
Use of classroom/yurt, private children’s garden and children’s toilets

 

£5 child

10.30 – 2pm

Any day of the week

Option to visit cafe, shop and explore site independently if your arrival or departure times fall outside of 10.30am – 2pm

Minimum number of participants 10 or £50 payment 

Self-led visit with teachers pack

The self led package is designed for teachers, parents or carers to take their group on a guided educational tour of the site to see the animals and learn about animal welfare. The pack contains 15x i-spy/sensory question sheets, plus teachers guide, 5 sanctuary scavenger hunt bags, bird feed for the sanctuary birds, bird spotters sheets, pet stickers & Suggested lesson plan (differentiated for ability), follow up activity ideas (this could be fundraising based).

£20 per pack (we suggest maximum of 15 children per pack)

OR

£30 for self led pack plus  1 hour in private room, for lunch with Raystede Film show available- subject to availability

Subject to normal opening times 10am – 4pm

Any day of the week

To enhance your visit, a behind the scenes tour can be added to your programme for £2 per person

MINIMUM AGE OF 5 YEARS

Behind the scenes tour

Guided tour of parts of the centre not open to the public - typically kennels and cattery
Approximately 45-60 minutes

£2 per person

Subject to normal opening times 10am – 4pm

Any day of the week

Minimum number of participants 20 or £20 payment

MINIMUM AGE OF 5 YEARS

BESD 

Behind the scenes tour of centre
Practical activities led by Raystede staff (usually qualified teacher)
Can be tailored to meet work experience needs
Use of classroom/yurt, private children’s garden and children’s toilets

Free (donations very welcome)

Any time that suits group

Any day of the week

No minimum group size

Outreach

This is a one hour lesson on responsible pet ownership including games and group activities.

Please note, we do not bring real animals with us on our outreach programmes 

£2 per primary pupil/£1 per secondary student

Any day of the week

No minimum group size

Animal Carer for a day Junior

Raystede invites all animal lovers who are between 8 –12 years old to spend a day helping us out!  There will be some hands on time with the animals on site.  Animal Carer Junior also involves some animal related craft making and enrichment  work.

£35 per child (junior-ages 8-12 years old) max 15 children

Twice a year in Oct & February half terms

Junior-Max 15 children

Animal Carer for a day

Senior

This is the perfect gift for an animal lover who would like a taste of being a member of the Raystede staff.  Led by our friendly team, young people will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 40 acre animal welfare centre.

£50 per person (senior ages 13-17 years old)

Twice a year in Oct & February half terms

Senior  -max 10 people

Raystede Education trail

Animal themed monthly trail which takes you on a tour of the site whilst spotting the hidden animals that hold the information. You receive a trail clue sheet and a mask.

£2 per trail sheet. All ages

Year round during visiting hours (between 10am-4pm)

No minimum group size

 

 

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