School Workshop Overview

Teaching Talons can bring our multi-award winning team to your school for an unforgettable learning experience in the comfort of the classroom! We have our own jungle themed stand, backdrop and tables that we bring with us and decorate to make our visit extra special and exciting. Why not save expensive mini bus hire, hours of planning and risk assessments by letting our team do the hard work for you!


School bookings are ideal for classroom lessons of 30 children or less. Class numbers can be made bigger, but this may reduce handling time and may incur an additional charge. We get each child up close to all the animals and you can also choose to add a hands on element for children over 5 at no extra cost, enabling the pupils to touch, hold and even feed some of the animals.


Please phone or email us to discuss a booking for your school and to get a quote.


For bookings at nursery schools and pre-schools, children under 5 can’t handle any of our animals. Instead we run close up, exciting sessions for younger children.


"Thanks to Pigwidgeon and the team for an inspiring and enriching day. So lovely to see the students enjoying the wonders of the natural world!" - Highbury Grove School

Workshop Topics (50 minute sessions)

Some topic ideas to choose from (You can also mix and match or create your own!)






Natural Behaviour

Nocturnal Animals

Rainforest Animals

Mini Beasts/Invertebrates


Students will be introduced to the animals throughout these interactive 50 minute sessions. Handling is included for students aged 5+. Can't see what you want? Just let us know and we can tailor our visit to a topic of your choice! Each topic can be adapted to the appropriate age group and key stage as we ask for this information when you make your booking. Session lengths can be extended for bespoke bookings. If you book multiple classes for the same day you also receive our multi-session discount!



"Our students have taken a great deal from the experience.. It is fascinating watching the pupils participating in lessons that extend beyond the traditional curriculum.. Thank you for all your efforts and we look forward to working with you again soon." - Sharnbrook Academy

Half Day and Full Day Workshops (2.5 hours or 5 hours)

Teaching Talons also offer longer half day (2.5 hours) or full day (5 hours plus lunch break) workshops consisting of animal encounters and handling, artefact examination, activities, crafts to take home and more!


For half day workshops, you can choose from Awesome Animals or Discover Dinosaurs. For our full day workshops, both of these sessions are combined for a packed and inspiring day. We provide all of the materials and equipment for these sessions and they suit holiday clubs and activities as well as schools. Please see our Dinosaur Dinosaurs page for more information.


For more information and pricing, please call us or fill in your school location and preferred dates on our booking form