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The Living Rainforest


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
40 reviews


Excellent
 
50%

Very Good
 
40%

Average
 
10%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
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Very busy, so it was difficult to see the exhibition. Toilet facilities need improvement. Tour guide was good, engaging and knowledgeable. (July 2022 - Primary School)




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(June 2022 - Primary School)




We loved the tour around the rainforest and the children enjoyed time in the outdoor play area. It would be nice, in the future, for the HIB to have more interactive elements for the children to engage with when not in the rainforest. (June 2022 - Primary School)




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(April 2022 - Secondary School)




The children had a great day and learnt lots about how animals and plants are adapted to the rainforest environment during our interesting and informative tour. (February 2022 - Primary School)




Very interactive for the children and they were able to learn lots about adaptations through the workshop they took part in. The staff members were very helpful and informative. The area where we were able to keep our belongings and have lunch was central to the rainforest meaning we could easily access our belongings when required. (January 2022 - Primary School)




It was a good place for children to develop their rainforest knowledge. However a delayed school group had an impact on our timings. (January 2022 - Primary School)




Tour was very good and linked well to Immersion topic and science topic of animals and adaptations. Good for Year 4 age too. The rainforest was slightly smaller than we thought. Journey was very long and ended up in traffic for 40 minutes as the driver didn't check ahead to see for diversions and roadworks. (January 2022 - Primary School)




It is a good venue. The quality of the guide showing round the group plays a large part in how successful the visit will be and how much the children learn. On this recent occasion the guide was very good for my group. The lunch arrangements are cramped but I am unable to offer any suggestions. The outdoor play area goes down very well too! (November 2021 - Primary School)




Good trip, lots of facts given by the tour guides. Lacking in toilet and wash facilities but overall a good trip. (March 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




Excellent venue and age appropriate for 4 to 5 year olds learning about the rainforest. (January 2020 - Primary School)




Very informative guides. Children enjoyed the day. (January 2020 - Primary School)




They need more toilets and children need longer in the Glasshouses. (January 2020 - Primary School)




An excellent learning experience for pupils who saw their learning come alive in The Livig Rainforest. Wonderful opportunity for them to encounter real plants and animals from the Amazon rainforest and experience the humid conditions which exist in this location. (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Staff were patient and knowledgeable. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




A really well-organised and interesting venue. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Children enjoyed the experience and outcomes achieved. Glad we were one of the last groups as it was more enjoyable when quieter - it was sometimes difficult to hear the presentation. Group size was too large to see clearly - would make sure we were in smaller groups next time. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent tour guides, who really knew their stuff. Excellent environment, very warm and welcoming. (March 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent talks and place to visit. Needs more toilets however. (March 2019 - Primary School)




The tours are well organised and the tour guides very knowledgeable. The facilities are adequate but a bit worn. The toilets are not really adequate when there are large groups in. (February 2019 - Secondary School)




Fantastic first hand experience for the children - the tours were particularly interesting and informative which met the key objectives for the trip. Good value for money. Went for the later tours which maximised our time there and ensured the full hour for our tours. For 93 children space can be tricky but not much we can do about that! (January 2019 - Primary School)




Absolutely fabulous trip! Well organised, in line with Year 4 curriculum, informative and enjoyable. Kids and staff had a great day out, would highly recommend. (November 2018 - Primary School)




Only concern is the shortage of number of toilets which makes it tricky to get everyone through before the return journey (November 2018 - Primary School)




Tour guides very knowledgeable. All staff very helpful. (November 2018 - Primary School)




It is a popular visit that we have enjoyed undertaking with our Year 6 children for many years. The staff are friendly and professional. However, the storage space for coats is minimal and (when it rains) the indoor lunch area is cramped and possible unhygienic. There are not enough toilets or handwashing facilities for the number of pupils booked each day, although hand sanitising spray would certainly reduce the bottleneck at the sink. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Not enough activities to fill time productively for Y2 age group. Only 2 toilets with three schools plus public visiting. (October 2018 - Primary School)




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The Living Rainforest
The Living Rainforest
Hampstead Norreys
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18 0TN
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
40 reviews


Excellent
 
50%

Very Good
 
40%

Average
 
10%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

July 2022 - Primary School
Very busy, so it was difficult to see the exhibition. Toilet facilities need improvement. Tour guide was good, engaging and knowledgeable.



June 2022




June 2022




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School
We loved the tour around the rainforest and the children enjoyed time in the outdoor play area. It would be nice, in the future, for the HIB to have more interactive elements for the children to engage with when not in the rainforest.



May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Secondary School




February 2022 - Primary School
The children had a great day and learnt lots about how animals and plants are adapted to the rainforest environment during our interesting and informative tour.



January 2022 - Primary School
Very interactive for the children and they were able to learn lots about adaptations through the workshop they took part in. The staff members were very helpful and informative. The area where we were able to keep our belongings and have lunch was central to the rainforest meaning we could easily access our belongings when required.



January 2022 - Primary School
It was a good place for children to develop their rainforest knowledge. However a delayed school group had an impact on our timings.



January 2022 - Primary School
Tour was very good and linked well to Immersion topic and science topic of animals and adaptations. Good for Year 4 age too. The rainforest was slightly smaller than we thought. Journey was very long and ended up in traffic for 40 minutes as the driver didn't check ahead to see for diversions and roadworks.



November 2021 - Primary School
It is a good venue. The quality of the guide showing round the group plays a large part in how successful the visit will be and how much the children learn. On this recent occasion the guide was very good for my group. The lunch arrangements are cramped but I am unable to offer any suggestions. The outdoor play area goes down very well too!



March 2020 - Primary School
Good trip, lots of facts given by the tour guides. Lacking in toilet and wash facilities but overall a good trip.



February 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School
Excellent venue and age appropriate for 4 to 5 year olds learning about the rainforest.



January 2020 - Primary School
Very informative guides. Children enjoyed the day.



January 2020 - Primary School
They need more toilets and children need longer in the Glasshouses.



October 2019 - Primary School
An excellent learning experience for pupils who saw their learning come alive in The Livig Rainforest. Wonderful opportunity for them to encounter real plants and animals from the Amazon rainforest and experience the humid conditions which exist in this location.



October 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
Staff were patient and knowledgeable.



June 2019 - Secondary School
A really well-organised and interesting venue.



June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Children enjoyed the experience and outcomes achieved. Glad we were one of the last groups as it was more enjoyable when quieter - it was sometimes difficult to hear the presentation. Group size was too large to see clearly - would make sure we were in smaller groups next time.



April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent tour guides, who really knew their stuff. Excellent environment, very warm and welcoming.



March 2019 - Primary School
Excellent talks and place to visit. Needs more toilets however.



February 2019 - Secondary School
The tours are well organised and the tour guides very knowledgeable. The facilities are adequate but a bit worn. The toilets are not really adequate when there are large groups in.



January 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic first hand experience for the children - the tours were particularly interesting and informative which met the key objectives for the trip. Good value for money. Went for the later tours which maximised our time there and ensured the full hour for our tours. For 93 children space can be tricky but not much we can do about that!



November 2018 - Primary School
Absolutely fabulous trip! Well organised, in line with Year 4 curriculum, informative and enjoyable. Kids and staff had a great day out, would highly recommend.



November 2018 - Primary School
Only concern is the shortage of number of toilets which makes it tricky to get everyone through before the return journey



November 2018 - Primary School
Tour guides very knowledgeable. All staff very helpful.



October 2018 - Primary School
It is a popular visit that we have enjoyed undertaking with our Year 6 children for many years. The staff are friendly and professional. However, the storage space for coats is minimal and (when it rains) the indoor lunch area is cramped and possible unhygienic. There are not enough toilets or handwashing facilities for the number of pupils booked each day, although hand sanitising spray would certainly reduce the bottleneck at the sink.



October 2018 - Primary School
Not enough activities to fill time productively for Y2 age group. Only 2 toilets with three schools plus public visiting.