Parks and Countryside education programme

The Parks and Countryside Service provides education in ‘the outdoor classroom’ for thousands of school children and out-of-school clubs every year.

Outdoor education

Our education team provide sessions for school/out-of-school groups themed around all aspects of the local environment, focusing on nature, wildlife and history.

Outdoor education sessions popular with schools include farm tours and Anglo-Saxon re-enactment workshops at Temple Newsam, pond dipping at Middleton Park and bug hunting at Otley Chevin. Our autumn Seed Gathering sessions take place on sites all over Leeds and provide an opportunity to help our woodlands as well as learning about how seeds disperse.

All sessions are linked to various aspects of the primary school curriculum. We are keen to get schools and groups engaged with their local green spaces and education sessions are available in parks, woodlands and nature reserves across the city, tailored to what the sites can offer and the needs of the group.

Visiting our animal collections

Guided tours and interactive workshops themed around our animal collections are available at:

Head to the Tropical World group visits page for further information about booking a visit at Tropical World Leeds. For all other workshop/visit enquiries, please contact us.

Contact us



0113 378 6002
(8am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am to 3:30pm Friday)