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Educational visits

The Countryside and Public Realm Team can assist you with environmental education sessions on our sites, in your school grounds or your local outdoor spaces.

We can lead activity sessions for schools including pond dipping, minibeasts hunts, river studies, discovery walks, den building, orienteering and even water powered rocket building. Most activities are ideal for KS1 and KS2 groups.  A small charge is made for all activities led by our staff, however if you can run your own activities then use of our sites is free.  We also have equipment that you can borrow and help in planning your visit is free.

Activities for KS1 and KS2 School Groups

Activities for Early Years Groups

Eye Castle Activities 

Our WOW Packs (Wildlife Outdoor Wanderers) resources support the EYFS groups.  Hands on backpack activities based around five animals (Hedgehog, Owl, Ladybird, Frog and Otter) introduce young children to the environment. 

Each ‘Pack’ contains instructions for running 6 activities based around one of the ‘WOW Gang’ with all the resources you will need. Packs can be borrowed by schools and nurseries for a small weekly fee to enable you to run activities at your venue. Each Pack has resources for 30 children.

Our Eye Castle Resource Box is a useful addition to a study of castles. In it you will find artefacts, replica items, costumes, books and Medieval games. The box can be borrowed for a small weekly fee to supplement your classroom studies.

Arranging a Visit

Our environmental education leaflet is available to download.  It tells you about the activities we offer, how to arrange a visit and charges for activities and resource loans. Environmental Education Activities leaflet