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Hands-on Educational club

These clubs are created to support learning about rainforests, conservation and exotic animals of the jungle age 6 +.


The Jungle Hut clubs provides home educated children an insightful and fun introduction and understanding of the importance of the exotic animals and their habitats. 


The next session are now open for bookings.

We are excited to announce our brand-new home education term starting in September: "The History of Rainforest Exploration."

Have you ever wondered who first explored the Amazon Rainforest? This term, we will uncover the stories of the daring pioneers who ventured into this mysterious and captivating realm. Your child will learn about The Gold Seekers, The Brave Botanists, The Thrill & Legend Seekers, and the Modern-Day Eco-Explorers. Through their journals and stories, we will explore the hardships these explorers faced and the impact of their journeys.

These sessions are packed with interactive activities, including map-making, scavenger hunts, and legend creation. Our engaging jungle hut sessions will feature live reptile handling, bringing the excitement of the rainforest to life. By the end of the term, students will have a deeper appreciation for the Amazon's history and its importance in our world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Historical Context: Learn about early myths and the significance of the Amazon Rainforest.Study key periods and figures in rainforest exploration.

  • Explore Key Explorers: Discover the lives and journeys of explorers like Francisco de Orellana, Henry Walter Bates, Richard Spruce, and Percy Fawcett. Differentiate between gold seekers, botanists, thrill-seekers, and modern eco-explorers.

  • Analyse Impact on Indigenous Communities: Discuss the effects of exploration on indigenous populationsRecognise the importance of ethical exploration.

  • Develop Map-Reading Skills: Create and interpret maps related to rainforest exploration. Understand geographical features important to explorers.

  • Engage with Primary Sources: Analyse journal excerpts from explorers. Discuss the challenges and insights documented in these sources.

  • Cultivate Scientific Inquiry: Learn about botanical and zoological discoveries. Participate in a botany activity.

  • Enhance Creative Thinking: Create legends and maps of imaginary lost cities. Illustrate journal entries as explorers did.

  • Understand Modern Conservation: Study the shift from exploitation to conservation. Learn about contemporary conservationists' contributions.

  • Experience Hands-On Learning: Interact with live reptiles and learn about their ecosystem roles. Participate in engaging jungle hut sessions.


By the end of the term, students will have a solid understanding of Amazon Rainforest exploration, its historical significance, and the importance of conservation efforts.


  • The term offers a structured and comprehensive curriculum that complements home education efforts, providing children with resources and activities to enrich their learning journey.



(You can still book your child with any other date if you can not

attend the Friday am session.)

Starting Wed 4th September - finishing Fri 4th October

We have a highly engaging, educational and enriching programme for the next 5 week workshop,

All our sessions involve hands-on interaction with our animal ambassadors (including snakes, lizards, monitors and amphibians) under the careful supervision of our dedicated Jungle Hut team. At times we also include educational activities in the sessions and children create their own work folder.

Any questions please message us.

Book via the tab below and we look forward to a new term and lots of fun!

This is a 5 week term time session starting on


Wednesday 4th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Wednesday  11th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 18th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 25th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 2nd Oct  - 11am - 12.30pm




Thursday 5th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Thursday 12th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Thursday 19th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Thursday 26th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Thursday 3rd Oct - 11am - 12.30pm



Thursday 5th Sep - 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 12th Sep - 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 19th Sep - 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 26th Sep - 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 3rd Oct   - 2pm - 3.30pm



(This group is 11yrs +)

Friday 6th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 13th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 20th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 27th Sep - 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 4th Oct - 11am - 12.30pm




Friday 6th Sep  - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday 13th Sep - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday 20th Sep - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday 27th Sep - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday 4th Oct - 1.30pm - 3.00pm


with each session lasting 1hr 30 minutes.

Sessions are priced at £9 each child which includes all educational materials, a folder that will be presented to each child at the end of the 5 weeks with their work in, and food and drinks on the last session for our traditional party and presentation session.


Sessions are to be paid in advance (5 x £9 = £45per child)

Payment is non-refundable unless cancelled by The Jungle Hut .

This is a Drop off and Pick up session 

We ask that our session are a drop off and pick up, as we would require the full use of the jungle hut for this term, but the tearoom facing the jungle hut is open so you will be more than welcome to to get a rest and enjoy an hour an half with a coffee and a cake, or there is some lovely places to visit while the session is in swing.


During the session there is other lovely places to visit just walking distance from the jungle hut..

The Earlswood Lakes: Enjoy this 6.8-km circular trail just over from The Jungle Hut. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 46 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, fishing, and hiking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

The Red Lion Pub: Traditional inn offering a relaxed atmosphere for classic pub fare, cask ales and wines, plus fires. A DOG FRIENDLY PUB. 

Ambleside Bistro and Garden Centre:Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Ice Cream, Coffee, Tea and

Cake, plus non alcoholic bar.

Earlswood map.jpg



Once you have booked your space, can we ask that you come back to this page and fill out our

photography consent form.

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