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Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat was the first Safari Park in the UK and is home to over 120 species. It is an exciting experience for our younger pupils and a chance to see magnificent animals in open spaces.

Together as a small group we will drive through the safari park, spotting and describing the different animals in English. We often connect the trip to lessons about animals, biodiversity and nature in the classroom.

We visit the Adventure Castle playpark and take a boat trip on the lake to see hippos and sea lions. There is also a huge maze - it's lots of fun getting lost in there! It's a full day out that is always thoroughly enjoyed by our younger pupils.

Age: 8-12

Duration: full day

Lunch: pupils prepare a packed lunches after breakfast, including a sandwich, crisps, chocolate bar and fruit.

Travel: 45 minute drive by coach or minibus

Cost: no additional cost

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Taking care

We try to balance freedom to explore with supervision on all our trips. This encourages independence and confidence while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. All ECS trips are fully risk-assessed with a thorough 'what if' process to ensure we are prepared for every eventuality.

There are always at least two members of staff on each coach. Younger children are accompanied at all times with at least one member of staff with every six children. In the museum and shopping centre pupils can explore in small groups, with our staff nearby. Pupils are advised to stay in pairs if they are away from the group, for example using the toilets.

We take a coach or minibus for this journey, choosing the right size of vehicle to help keep this excursion fuel-efficient, and avoid air pollution and higher carbon emissions. We always ask our providers about their green credentials.