Blue Class Sleepover at Shepreth Wildlife Park

7th July 2022

Blue class had an exciting school trip when they had a sleepover at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Thirty excited children arrived at the park at 6pm, complete with airbeds, sleeping bags and pyjamas. We had an after-hours tour of the park which was amazing; as it was calm and quiet lots of the animals were out and about and we were able to get much closer to them than normal. We were lucky enough to have an extra special close up view of the clouded leopards, red pandas and wolves.  The children had a workshop looking at different animal teeth and then set about making beds in the education centre. If you have ever attempted a children’s sleepover at home, you can imagine the challenge of encouraging 30 children in one large room to go to sleep at the same time!!

After a rather long night for the adult campers and a huge breakfast, we had another opportunity to explore the wildlife park before it was open and see the animals being given their breakfast. We spent the morning learning more about the endangered status of many of the animal species at the park and learned how to make hedgehog boxes for the hedgehog hospital. We had just enough energy left for a turn round the play equipment before the children we collected and an exhausted group of adults went home for a nap!