We've teamed up with the Children's University Scotland to raise aspirations, boost achievement and instill a love of the natural world that will stay with children throughout their lives.
What is Children's University Scotland?
Children's University Scotland is a scheme for children aged 5 to 14, providing opportunities to take part in exciting, interactive and voluntary learning activities, outside of normal school hours. Taking part enables children to explore different learning environments and become independent and confident learners. Children collect credits and gain certificates while they learn. The Children's University Scotland host graduations, at real grown-up universities, with real caps and gowns!
Blair Drummond as a Learning Destination
As well as getting up close to some stunning iconic and exotic animals, we provide lots of fun factual information about them for you. Recent learners have described the Safari Park as "exciting, fun & interesting" with many stating they had learned something new during their visit.
All exhibits have information signs on viewing platforms and throughout the day you will have a chance to chat to the education team at our 'Meet the Keeper' talks. Make sure you visit our fantastic Sea Lion Presentation, Bird of Prey Flying Demonstration and boat ride to Chimp Island.
The safari park is about 200 acres with plenty of facilities and picnic areas, we recommend you check out what is on offer and plan your visit to get the most from your visit.
What are credits ?
Each child member receives a Passport to Learning when they join, where they can collect credits for taking part in activities outside the classroom. They can collect three awards in the first level: the Bronze Undergraduate Award for collecting 30 credits, the Silver Undergraduate Award for 65, and the Gold Undergraduate Award for 100 credits. There are further awards available beyond this too. Achievement is recognised and celebrated at Children’s University Graduations, usually hosted at one of our partner universities.
How do I gain credits?
Passport to Learning holders can gain credits for attending a range of attractions throughout the park that provide educational content and encourage young learners to develop a deeper understanding of nature and conservation. Credits will be provided for attending a Meet the Keeper talk, for watching the bird of prey flying demonstration, sea lion presentation, or visiting Chimp Island. Our education team and presenters carry stamps, so make sure you see them after the shows to get your passport stamped.
Earn Extra Credits
We have an exclusive way for you to earn extra credits after visiting the Safari Park. All you have to do is tell your friends and family about how we help protect animals around the world. Download the special Link to the Wild activity pack, create a colourful conservation-themed poster and teach others about the wonderful conservation projects that we support.
How do I join the Children's University Scotland?
There's lots of ways to get involved in Children's University Scotland.Whether you're a learning activity provider, a school, or a parent or carer, all the information you need is available on the Children's University Scotland Website.