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School Workshops

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 that we bring with us and decorate to make our visit extra special and exciting. Why not save expensive mini bus hire and hours of planning, by letting our team do the hard work for you! We can provide you with DBS copies and a full risk assessment.


School bookings are ideal for classroom lessons of 30 children or less and usually last 50 minutes to an hour each.  We get each child up close to the animals, with stroking, handling and feeding opportunities, along with the option of Chip, the performing dog as the grand finale.

We have experience teaching all ages, from pre-school to university students. Each workshop we run is adapted to the year group, learning level and topic of your choice.

Please email us, or fill out a contact form to discuss a booking for your nursery, school, college or university and for pricing.


For bookings at nurseries and pre-schools, children under 5 don’t directly handle the animals for welfare and safety reasons, but do get up close and stroke the animals. We also bring animals best suited for working with under 5's.


"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 Topic ideas, or create your own!





Native species

Natural Behaviour

Nocturnal Animals

Rainforest Animals

Discover Dinosaurs

Meet the Mini-Beasts

Owl pellet dissection (90-minute workshop)


"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

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. 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 email us or fill out a contact form

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