Welsh Mountain Zoo launches free online workshops for children

January 20, 2021

The Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales, has launched a series of virtual workshops on Zoom for children whilst schools remain closed.

The 30-minute workshops are designed to be fun, educational and engaging. The sessions will explore a range of species and subjects with the aim of inspiring learning and discovery.

The workshops are being led by the Zoo’s Education Manager, Margaret Warren. Margaret, a qualified Science teacher, also has a background working in zoos and other conservation organisations.

Margaret has training in safeguarding, child care and behaviour and SEN alongside training in child yoga, mindfulness, anxiety and confidence.

Margaret explained: “We are running these sessions to help support home education during the lock down period.

"We recognise that learning for many children is a lot different to what they are used to at the moment and this can not only be stressful for the children, but also their parents. As a result of this, we have designed fun, informal sessions that are suitable for a wide range of ages, from 6 upwards. Older children, from 13 upwards, can also join for revision.”

There are three different session types which will be offered on 25th, 27th and 29th January, running at 2.30pm each day.

The week’s sessions will focus on Geckos, Snakes and the Thorny Devil. Adult supervision is required during these workshops.

Although there is no set charge for the sessions, a donation for the Zoo Charity would be gratefully appreciated during these difficult times, in which the Zoo faces major financial and resource pressures.

Bookings and details of the individual sessions can be found on the Zoo’s Eventbrite page: