DofE Residential

blackpool zoo

GOLD DofE
RESIDENTIAL
BLACKPOOL ZOO

5 DAYS + 5 NIGHTS

DURATION

RESIDENTIAL COURSE

COMBINES THEORY AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

16+

FOR AGES

LOCATION

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FROM £565pp + VAT

DofE Residential Zoo Testimonial

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the week that I was able to do with Sam Sykes Ltd. I gained some great experiences, which’ll help me in the future as I’ll be able to write this on my personal statement for university. Just wanted to let you know that I have a place on the Whipsnade Zoo Academy Course next August, which I’m also looking forward to.”

Zoo Residential Participant

For something a little different, in conjunction with Blackpool Zoo, we offer our unique 5-night specialist zoo keeper’s residential.

This fun and engaging opportunity is ideal for anyone with a passion for animals and conservation, or anyone looking to study a related area.

What’s involved:
  • This 5-day, 5-night DofE residential combines theory with practical, hands-on experience at the zoo, focusing on key transferable skills to take away.
  • Challenges include teamwork, small group work, presentations, leadership, problem solving and, of course, the chance to get up close and personal with a wide range of creatures.
  • Food and accommodation is provided at a nearby scout hut where participants can enjoy quality food and homemade puddings!
What’s included:
  • Accommodation and food
  • Transport to and from Blackpool train station at both ends of the DofE residential, if required
  • All transfers to and from the zoo
  • Five days at the zoo completing a range of practical and theory-based tasks
  • The chance to feed, handle and experience a wide range of animals
  • A portfolio of evidence and written reference from the zoo to take away

Book your place in an Open Programme


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DofE Residential Zoo
Start Your Adventure

Start Your Adventure

Six DofE participants share their experiences of their own personal DofE journeys whilst expressing their thoughts on their best and worst moments and proving that the DofE really is a chance to explore your potential and have fun!

Zoo Residential – Transferable Skills

Zoo Residential – Transferable Skills

We care about the quality of our courses so we wanted to get the participants perspective on what they gain from being on one of our 5 day Zoo Residential, by asking them 4 question about the course. Here is what they had to say.

Zoo Residential – Best and Worst experiences

Zoo Residential – Best and Worst experiences

We care about the quality of our courses so we wanted to get the participants perspective on what they gain from being on one of our 5 day Zoo Residential, by asking them 4 question about the course. Here is what they had to say.

Zoo Residential – Looking to do this course?

Zoo Residential – Looking to do this course?

We care about the quality of our courses so we wanted to get the participants perspective on what they gain from being on one of our 5 day Zoo Residential, by asking them 4 question about the course. Here is what they had to say.

Zoo Residential – Effecting your career

Zoo Residential – Effecting your career

We care about the quality of our courses so we wanted to get the participants perspective on what they gain from being on one of our 5 day Zoo Residential, by asking them 4 question about the course. Here is what they had to say.

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