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Meet The Penguins

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  • Learning Team
  • Harewood House Trust
    Harewood House
    Harewood
    Leeds
    LS17 9LG

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Join us and meet our famous Humboldt Penguins and explore the fabulous Harewood Bird Garden.

Your pupils will be offered an unforgettable learning experience as they get outside the classroom and explore the Harewood Bird Garden in a session designed to stimulate a curiosity for the natural world.

Each session is led by an experienced learning facilitator and pupils will get to meet one of Harewood’s expert Bird Keepers as they talk about some of our most iconic (and cutest) residents, the Humboldt penguins.

Your pupils will take part in an interactive tour of the Bird Garden, exploring all the wonderful birds that we have at Harewood before joining our expert keepers to watch the penguins being fed. This is followed by a hands-on craft activity which pupils can take away with them.

This session has a focus on science, geography and art and design. All sessions feature the opportunity to develop an understanding of the world, the use of expressive arts and design and practical scientific methods, processes and skills. They are matched to either the EYFS Framework or the National Curriculum.

Timings + Prices

Timings for all sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit EYFS and KS1 pupils.

The session runs as a carousel of parallel activities by dividing your group in half and switching through activities at approximately 11.00am when pupils can watch the penguins being fed. Each session is led by an experienced Learning Facilitator or specialist Bird Keeper offering structured guidance and hands-on facilitation whilst encouraging them to explore for themselves. 

Costs: £7 per pupil for a half-day experience.

Example Itinerary

10am
Arrival

10:15am – 11:45am
Activity One – Bird Sanctuary Tour
An interactive tour of the Harewood Bird Garden led by an experienced Learning Facilitator.

Activity Two – Meet the Penguins Sanctuary Tour

An interactive Penguin Pool talk led by a specialist Bird Keeper. 

Activity Three – Penguin Workshop

A practical, facilitated session in our Education Suite. Pupils can share what they have learnt whilst taking part in a craft activity that they can take back to school.

Allergen warning

Please make us aware of any allergens or dietary requirements when completing the booking form as the birds are fed using a variety of seeds, nuts and fruit.

How to Book

To submit a school booking request, please fill out our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.