Williem van der Ven

Bringing the animal kingdom alive through interactive workshops and activities
to inspire the next generation.

school & group visits

Discover amazing information about the animal kingdom.

 Our bespoke educational workshops are deisgned by our Education Team to compliment your in class, or at home learning by allowing the children to enjoy real life animal enounters.   You can choose to visit Wild Discovery with your class or group, or Wild Discovery can bring the zoo to you!

We truly believe that education should be fun.  By making our workshops interactive and bringing the subject to life it helps the children to remember what they are learning by creating an everlasting memory.  Topics include:
Life Cycles
Native wildlife
Pond dipping (seasonal)
Bug identification & bug hotels

Prices start at £4 per child.  Minimum of 20 children.
Terms and conditions apply.

To discuss your school or group needs contact our education team on
01772 673836 or email education@wilddiscovery.co.uk

​​kids zoo club

Feeding the next generation of scientist's.

Wild Discovery's Kid's Zoo Club is perfect for children that are crazy about animals and have a thirst for knowledge about the animal kingdom.

Our six week Zoo Club is delivered by our education team giving the children the chance to meet and greet several of our animals up close.

Each week will focus on a different group of animals including inverts, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Topics may include; anatomy, who is related to who, evolution, key differences between animal groups, defence and predation and lots more.

Sessions are very interactive and educational, bringing the animal kingdom to life.

Suitable for 8 to 14 years old.

Currently no dates set for the next Kids Zoo Club.

To make and booking or to enquire please call 01772 673836 or email info@wilddiscovery.co.uk.

​​​​internship & research students

Supporting those that have a passion for the industry.

Wild Discovery offers full time, voluntary internships for a period of 6-12 months. 

The internships provide people that are seriously working towards a career in the zoo industry an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills with a variety of species.  

Successful interns will be trained in a variety of skills including husbandry, record keeping, enclosure maintenance and design, nutrition, training and public education.

Objectives of Wild Discovery Internships:
·  To gain knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of a zoo.
·  To gain experience and knowledge of zoo animal husbandry and care. This includes preparing diets, maintaining enclosures, daily record keeping, creating environmental enrichment and animal health checks. 
·  To gain confidence when delivering educational talks and packages.
·  Gain skills which will support their future career within the zoo industry.

Required skills to apply for a Wild Discovery Internship:
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Currently working towards or hold an animal related qualification.
  • Previous experience within a zoo setting or with exotic animals. Small mammals would be desirable.
  • Candidates must be motivated, passionate, hard-working, have good time-management and keen to learn new skills.
  • Be physically fit and prepared to work in all outdoor conditions.
All positions are voluntary. Unfortunately, Wild Discovery cannot provide any financial support to applying candidates.

Interns operate on a rota basis, working 4 to 5 days out of 7 and must be prepared to work weekends and bank holidays.  If you are successful at interview you will be invited to a trial day.

To apply please complete read the person specification and if you fulfil the necessary criteria please complete the application form and email it to education@wilddiscovery.co.uk with a covering letter by the 31st January 2020.

Click here for the Person Specification
Click here fore the Application Form