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Banham Zoo


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
92 reviews


Excellent
 
70%

Very Good
 
28%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(September 2021 - Primary School)




(August 2021 - Primary School)




(August 2021 - Secondary School)




Great venue. Lots to see and information for children to read and talk about. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Secondary School)




(July 2021 - Secondary School)




Children had a lovely day. The teachers realised how much they had missed taking the children on trips! (July 2021 - Primary School)




Children really enjoyed this trip out to the Zoo. Banham Zoo staff were helpful and helped to point us in the right direction, plenty of support and covid safe. (July 2021 - Primary School)




A good day out. Student were, on the whole, very well behaved. Groups went around the Zoo with staff members and some groups got to see the bird show which was very good. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




Having been told that many enclosures were open (a day before the visit), many were in fact closed. Some enclosed spaces- (iguana and lemurs) were open, and some open air spaces (giraffe walk) was closed. I therefore assume this was not for Covid reasons. 4 schools were visiting that day and we had to avoid numerous gardening vehicles driving on the walkways. The website stated that morning that the Eureka exhibit was open, it was not! On arrival, I asked for confirmation that the bird display was showing at 11.30 and was told we could go at 11.30,12.30, or 2.30. On arrival at the arena at 11.30, the sign clearly stated shows at 12.30 or 2.30. Because of this, and the fact that the gates were shut, we assumed there was no show at 11.30. This was not the case- I had not been told that the show at 11.30 was for schools and was not advertised to the public. Thankfully they squeezed us in at 12.30. The children loved it though, so not all bad. (July 2021 - Primary School)




A wonderful day and very accommodating for a child with SEND. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021)




great venue for a visit (July 2021)




We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at the zoo. The zoo had plenty of toilet facilities which was great and there were plenty of things to see. There were lots of available places to picnic, although I think we could have been in trouble if it was raining. We really enjoyed the bird display that they put on and we were very grateful for the trail booklets and pencils we received on arrival. It was just a shame they could not offer any educational workshops as they had building renovations going out. Overall it was a brilliant day out and was enjoyed by all who attended. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Great trip (July 2021 - Primary School)




Really great day out and so many animals to see allowing us to think about different habitats and animal classifications. Parts of the zoo were shut, such as an area where we would normally have lunch however the zoo were very accommodating. There were clear signs for one way systems and Covid ready precautions. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Spent a long time there. The pupils enjoyed the different attractions alongside the animals. This includes 2 different play parks and the bird shows were enjoyed by all. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




CEO was really friendly and made our day an excellent experience for staff and children alike! (June 2021 - Primary School)




Year 4 experienced a wonderful day out at Banham Zoo on Thursday 10th June. They were able to explore the habitats, conservation projects and animals across the world. We have since completed several pieces of follow up work on the trip and it was well worth the visit. (June 2021 - Primary School)




Banham is a fantastic location for a wide variety of subjects, from Science to Business. The staff are friendly and well informed. It gave our students a good opportunity to understand a social enterprise rather than a standard profit making business. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2020 - Primary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Secondary School)




Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The educational session was informative and interactive which the children loved. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Secondary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




excellent school trip covering science topic in Year 1. (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic trip for our Year 1 class. The children were engaged the whole way around the zoo. It was a fun filled day of learning and fresh air. The zoo provided adequate hand washing facilities, plenty of toilet throughout the zoo and a great lunch area to sit and eat. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent day out. Activities well pitched for the age of the children, good mix of practical hands on and time to explore at leisure. (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Secondary School)




Staff were helpful, entry was well organised, thank you! (August 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




It was a lovely day in which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The zoo has certainly improved over the past few years which is lovely as there was a variety of animals for my children to explore and learn more about. The workshop we arranged for the children was very successful as the wonderful workers mirrored what the children had been learning in class. (July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




Questions were answered and staff were very helpful. Overall I would recommend this venue. (July 2019 - Primary School)




Children loved it! (July 2019 - Primary School)




A great experience for all. A wide variety of beneficial experiences, partially the feeding talks where the children enjoyed asking their own questions to the Zoo Keeper to broaden their learning. (July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




The children reaqlly enjoyed the experience of the zoo trip. The only annoyance was the attitude from members of staff when visited to do risk assessment- not very accomodating or forward with information regarding our visit with our school children. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Good day Lots to see - not enough time! Children were distracted by collecting stamps for medals so fed back to other classes. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Amazing educational talks (June 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic experience for the children that inspired their writing back at school. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic experience for the children that inspired their writing back at school. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent Visit very educational. Children engaged and this linked to our topic of Jungles. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Great day of discovery (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Good small zoo with a range of interesting animals. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Super day with our Reception classes. Lots of learning about animals and a super discovery session where the children could hold or touch animals they might not have seen before. Staff were friendly and helpful. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic place to take children and adults (April 2019 - Primary School)




It was an excellent morning of learning for my EYFS/Yr1 class. (April 2019 - Primary School)




the students enjoyed their day (the weather helped). Staff zoo staff were very helpful and friendly. This was teh third year in a row we have gone. (April 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Another excellent day out with only positive feedback form the students and staff. Which was great considering it rained all day! (January 2019 - Secondary School)




We took 270 children and 48 adults to Banham Zoo and had a brilliant time even in the rain. We had an amazing day, everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The children enjoyed the talks given by the keepers at feeding time, the Amazing Animal Show, seeing Father Christmas and the food. The catering staff cooked hot meals for everyone and made sure everyone had enough. Thank you from all the staff and children from Eastgate Academy. (December 2018 - Primary School)




We took 270 children and 48 adults to Banham Zoo and had a brilliant time even in the rain. We had an amazing day, everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The children enjoyed the talks given by the keepers at feeding time, the Amazing Animal Show, seeing Father Christmas and the food. The catering staff cooked hot meals for everyone and made sure everyone had enough. Thank you from all the staff and children from Eastgate Academy. (December 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic trip. Well informed staff and well planned activity (September 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Very good visit, great sensory session provided by the ZOO. Some areas have uneven surfaces. (July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Secondary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




Discovery session - children had to be very patient whilst waiting to hold/stroke the animals - might be better to have an activity to complete whilst waiting. They didn't take note of phobias even though they asked if anyone had any phobias. They didn't warn the person that they were bringing out the animal and didn't give them a chance to leave or move away from it. (March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




Description

No further information has been added by this provider.

Contact

Banham Zoo
Norwich
Norfolk
NR16 2HE

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
92 reviews


Excellent
 
70%

Very Good
 
28%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

September 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Great venue. Lots to see and information for children to read and talk about.



July 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Children had a lovely day. The teachers realised how much they had missed taking the children on trips!



July 2021 - Primary School
Children really enjoyed this trip out to the Zoo. Banham Zoo staff were helpful and helped to point us in the right direction, plenty of support and covid safe.



July 2021 - Secondary School
A good day out. Student were, on the whole, very well behaved. Groups went around the Zoo with staff members and some groups got to see the bird show which was very good.



July 2021 - Primary School
Having been told that many enclosures were open (a day before the visit), many were in fact closed. Some enclosed spaces- (iguana and lemurs) were open, and some open air spaces (giraffe walk) was closed. I therefore assume this was not for Covid reasons. 4 schools were visiting that day and we had to avoid numerous gardening vehicles driving on the walkways. The website stated that morning that the Eureka exhibit was open, it was not! On arrival, I asked for confirmation that the bird display was showing at 11.30 and was told we could go at 11.30,12.30, or 2.30. On arrival at the arena at 11.30, the sign clearly stated shows at 12.30 or 2.30. Because of this, and the fact that the gates were shut, we assumed there was no show at 11.30. This was not the case- I had not been told that the show at 11.30 was for schools and was not advertised to the public. Thankfully they squeezed us in at 12.30. The children loved it though, so not all bad.



July 2021 - Primary School
A wonderful day and very accommodating for a child with SEND.



July 2021




July 2021
great venue for a visit



July 2021 - Primary School
We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at the zoo. The zoo had plenty of toilet facilities which was great and there were plenty of things to see. There were lots of available places to picnic, although I think we could have been in trouble if it was raining. We really enjoyed the bird display that they put on and we were very grateful for the trail booklets and pencils we received on arrival. It was just a shame they could not offer any educational workshops as they had building renovations going out. Overall it was a brilliant day out and was enjoyed by all who attended.



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Great trip



July 2021 - Primary School
Really great day out and so many animals to see allowing us to think about different habitats and animal classifications. Parts of the zoo were shut, such as an area where we would normally have lunch however the zoo were very accommodating. There were clear signs for one way systems and Covid ready precautions.



June 2021 - Secondary School
Spent a long time there. The pupils enjoyed the different attractions alongside the animals. This includes 2 different play parks and the bird shows were enjoyed by all.



June 2021 - Primary School
CEO was really friendly and made our day an excellent experience for staff and children alike!



June 2021 - Primary School
Year 4 experienced a wonderful day out at Banham Zoo on Thursday 10th June. They were able to explore the habitats, conservation projects and animals across the world. We have since completed several pieces of follow up work on the trip and it was well worth the visit.



June 2021 - Secondary School
Banham is a fantastic location for a wide variety of subjects, from Science to Business. The staff are friendly and well informed. It gave our students a good opportunity to understand a social enterprise rather than a standard profit making business.



October 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Secondary School




February 2020 - Primary School
Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The educational session was informative and interactive which the children loved.



February 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Secondary School




December 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
excellent school trip covering science topic in Year 1.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic trip for our Year 1 class. The children were engaged the whole way around the zoo. It was a fun filled day of learning and fresh air. The zoo provided adequate hand washing facilities, plenty of toilet throughout the zoo and a great lunch area to sit and eat.



October 2019 - Primary School
Excellent day out. Activities well pitched for the age of the children, good mix of practical hands on and time to explore at leisure.



October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Secondary School




August 2019 - Primary School
Staff were helpful, entry was well organised, thank you!



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
It was a lovely day in which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The zoo has certainly improved over the past few years which is lovely as there was a variety of animals for my children to explore and learn more about. The workshop we arranged for the children was very successful as the wonderful workers mirrored what the children had been learning in class.



July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Questions were answered and staff were very helpful. Overall I would recommend this venue.



July 2019 - Primary School
Children loved it!



July 2019 - Primary School
A great experience for all. A wide variety of beneficial experiences, partially the feeding talks where the children enjoyed asking their own questions to the Zoo Keeper to broaden their learning.



July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
The children reaqlly enjoyed the experience of the zoo trip. The only annoyance was the attitude from members of staff when visited to do risk assessment- not very accomodating or forward with information regarding our visit with our school children.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Good day Lots to see - not enough time! Children were distracted by collecting stamps for medals so fed back to other classes.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Amazing educational talks



June 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic experience for the children that inspired their writing back at school.



June 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic experience for the children that inspired their writing back at school.



June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent Visit very educational. Children engaged and this linked to our topic of Jungles.



June 2019 - Primary School
Great day of discovery



June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
Good small zoo with a range of interesting animals.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Super day with our Reception classes. Lots of learning about animals and a super discovery session where the children could hold or touch animals they might not have seen before. Staff were friendly and helpful.



May 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic place to take children and adults



April 2019 - Primary School
It was an excellent morning of learning for my EYFS/Yr1 class.



April 2019 - Secondary School
the students enjoyed their day (the weather helped). Staff zoo staff were very helpful and friendly. This was teh third year in a row we have gone.



April 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Secondary School
Another excellent day out with only positive feedback form the students and staff. Which was great considering it rained all day!



December 2018 - Primary School
We took 270 children and 48 adults to Banham Zoo and had a brilliant time even in the rain. We had an amazing day, everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The children enjoyed the talks given by the keepers at feeding time, the Amazing Animal Show, seeing Father Christmas and the food. The catering staff cooked hot meals for everyone and made sure everyone had enough. Thank you from all the staff and children from Eastgate Academy.



December 2018 - Primary School
We took 270 children and 48 adults to Banham Zoo and had a brilliant time even in the rain. We had an amazing day, everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The children enjoyed the talks given by the keepers at feeding time, the Amazing Animal Show, seeing Father Christmas and the food. The catering staff cooked hot meals for everyone and made sure everyone had enough. Thank you from all the staff and children from Eastgate Academy.



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic trip. Well informed staff and well planned activity



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Very good visit, great sensory session provided by the ZOO. Some areas have uneven surfaces.



July 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Secondary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School
Discovery session - children had to be very patient whilst waiting to hold/stroke the animals - might be better to have an activity to complete whilst waiting. They didn't take note of phobias even though they asked if anyone had any phobias. They didn't warn the person that they were bringing out the animal and didn't give them a chance to leave or move away from it.



February 2018 - Primary School