The ADO Academy
The ADO Academy incorporates our educational offering across a number of different areas, delivering educational, fun and interactive learning opportunities for children, young people and adults.
ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool and Holiday Clubs - For ages 2 to 5 years, both term time and throughout half-terms & holidays.
ADO Young Explorers - Holiday Club for ages 5 to 7 years
ADO Rangers - Holiday Club for ages 8 to 14 years
ADO Ranger Mentors - At the age of 12, Rangers can progress to train to mentor younger children and join the ADO Youth Club. here they will learn new skills and participate in training courses.
ADO Ranger Volunteers - At the age of 14 Rangers can become fully trained volunteers and work with other ADO teams at events, clubs or animal care.
ADO Training Centre - For young people and adults - AQA unit awards for a variety of subjects.
We are not just about animals though, our academy offers a wide range of topics and subjects including horticulture, bushcraft, forest skills, outdoor and environmental learning incorporating key stage, syllabus and workshop based focus learning from early years, primary and beyond.
We are also an accredited training centre for the AQA Award Scheme incorporating a whole range of qualifications and subjects.
ADO for Schools - Our mobile outreach service offering all key stage educational sessions encouraging engagement and interaction and offering sessions at our site at Poets Corner.
After-School and Holiday Clubs
Please see the main ADO website for more information about how your child can progress through the Academy, with After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs and our Mentor and Young Leader scheme for young people. There is a link on the 'Home' Menu at the top of the web page. Just click on the ADO Academy button.
We work with our key partners and experts in the fields creating diverse opportunities for children and young people to get up close to wildlife and animals. Our trips and experiences will provide additional opportunities within the preschool and during holidays for children to join us on adventures! We bring the experts into our sessions to provide a valuable insight and learning experience
The ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool and all our education services are wholly run by Animal Days Out C.I.C., a Not For Profit Community Interest Company.