School Groups

A day out with us provides an unforgettable learning experience for children from reception to secondary school ages.

School GroupsCome on a visit to our Environmental Education Centre. All of our sessions support the National Curriculum from Foundation stage to A level. They support core subjects, mainly focusing on science, geography and citizenship.

All of our activities are practical based and designed to involve learners in understanding the environment, conservation and developing investigative skills.

We can also visit you at your school or at a local nature reserve and run some of our educational programmes or even our new Forest School sessions for you. It helps to keep transport costs to a minimum as well as being greener and allowing you to utilise the wild spaces you have on your doorstep. For more information please contact us.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost per child?
Primary £4.50 for a half day and £6.50 for a full day, £7.00 for a Secondary school full day. All prices exclude VAT.

How many groups do I need to split the class into?
We generally try to work in groups of 20, so groups of 60 will be split into 3.

What time does my trip start?
Trips start at 10am and finish between 2pm and 2:30pm

Is there somewhere to eat lunch?
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre has a covered picnic area and the Parkridge Centre has an outdoor area. If the weather is bad you can eat lunch in our classrooms.

Is there a shop?
There is a shop at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre that the children can use if requested. The Parkridge Centre does have a small shop but it is not suitable for groups. We can prepare goody bags at both sites.

What happens if it rains?
We will always try and complete all the sessions as planned, but please ensure that all students are dressed appropriately for the weather.

You can find out more about the opportunities available to schools by downloading our Education Pack:





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Forest Schools Booklet.pdf317.53 KB
Education Pack - WEB READY.pdf1.32 MB

Further Information
If you have any other questions please e-mail Vicky Dunne, Education Manager or call 02476 308974