Step inside the Reptilarium and explore the different biomes as we tell the story of Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates. Our Desert Room, Rainforest Room, Nocturnal room (where night is day and day is night) and our Turtle Temple with 18,000 litre pond. Houses an array of naturalistic enclosures with Geckos, Chameleons, Snakes, Frogs, Scorpions and more!
The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.
To help you determine whether Isle of Wight Reptilarium is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
We are awaiting an assessment. If you plan to visit in the near future, please contact us for more details if accessibility is a concern for you.
Many Island venues and attractions, especially those outdoors, have limitations on opening times during the year. Additionally, some have limits on the number of group tours on any given date for safety and capacity reasons.
This section helps you identify whether Isle of Wight Reptilarium has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.Help OFF
This is a 'filler' activity with a typical visit taking an hour or two, however there's lots more attractions available on the same site.
A nature walk and fossil-rich beach are available free of charge within the park as well as other paid-for attractions such as a model railway, underwater museum, planetarium and the fort itself.
All year, limited days in winter
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In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Isle of Wight ReptilariumHelp OFF Quick Website Intro
There are no special requirements for a visit to Isle of Wight Reptilarium.
One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.
Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Isle of Wight Reptilarium by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.
If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
We do not hold a generic risk assessment for this venue at present, although we are working on this and it will be published in advance of any visits booked here.
We appreciate that you may need to conduct your own assessment, and we will happily arrange a site visit for you. Simply contact us to request this.
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Isle of Wight Reptilarium is located at:
Fort Victoria Country Park
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Mixed Ability resources are suitable for all ability levels within the specified Key Stage.
You will notice that either ALL aspects of the resource are suitable for all abilities, or that the activities are grouped into sections so that you can direct students accordingly - these resources typically progress in difficulty or offer enrichment tasks for higher ability students.
Lower Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to less capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities are introduced using less challenging language and feature prompts which are not present in other versions of the resource. For example, in word-finding activities the lower ability version might include letter counts or other clues.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
Mid Ability resources are differentiated to appeal to average students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities use carefully considered language and will often be simplified compared to high ability versions of the resource. For example, in mathematics activities numbers might be deliberately rounded to make calculations more straightforward or avoid fractions.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
High Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to the most capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities generally offer more challenging questions, or additional tasks to enrich the overall experience and learning available.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete..