Mammal hotel set-up

Setting up small mammal hotels

Mammal Hotel
Learning objective

To identify the needs of a small mammal in order to attract one to a “mammal hotel”.


During this 1-hour session, children will decide on what a small mammal would need in a ‘hotel room’ - food, drink, warmth, dry and safe. In pairs, they will then prepare a ‘hotel room’ and place in a safe location in the grounds, keeping fingers crossed they will have a visitor.

This session is followed the next morning by the Small Mammal Study Session, where the hotels rooms will be opened, and the group will meet their guests.

This session works brilliantly alongside the Tracks and Signs activity.

Key information

One-hour session

This is available for Key Stage 2 children

The key focus for this is Environment – Mammals