Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How do pineapples grow? Why is biofuel so important? From which plant can both houses and clothing be made? Why do cactus plants look so strange? What is a tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.

Chester Zoo will provide free entry to 35,000 school children later this year, as part of a campaign to inspire a new wave of conservationists.

Chester Zoo which is the UK’s most visited tourist attraction outside London and the country’s most popular zoo, is both a conservation and an education charity.

A scientific study, supported by the zoo, reported last year that people have significantly better understanding of biodiversity and conservation after a visit to a zoo.

The Green Britain Centre is a wonderful environment in which to inspire groups of all ages and abilities. Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind, the sun and the sea. Learn about renewable energy, new forms of transport and sustainable food. Our tailor-made talks, group activities and presentations will get your group talking about environmental issues and the world around them.And with activity sheets, problem solving and creative exercises, there’s loads to engage and inspire thinking around the issue of sustainability.  

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennia, people have been drawn to this sacred place but the story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern day Christianity in Roman York.

York Minster’s dedicated Learning Team deliver a wide range of fascinating workshops and tours which meet curriculum needs and give students memories that can last a lifetime.

School trips are an eagerly anticipated event in the school calendar for children, and it seems that this sentiment is shared by parents too, with nearly half (46%) believing children learn more from visiting places than they do in the classroom.