Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Habitat Survival Trust Corfields, Tanworth, Henley-in-Arden B95 5QZ

Contact: 01564 793260



FREE Educational Fun in a Living Classroom

Habitat Survival Trust seeks to raise awareness, especially in children, that by caring for the environment at home a world of difference can be made. Past and recent projects include transforming dense coppice into a nature trail at a local primary school, planting 2000 indigenous trees at our Centre near Henley-in-Arden and completing a purpose-built classroom with toilet facilities and wheelchair access. The building is located in 12 acres of woodland and grassland, has direct access to the tributary river Alne, nature trails for walking and a flourishing wildlife pond.

Our site offers opportunities for habitat conservation awareness, pond dipping, river studies, woodland specification and classification of species, most of which are directed towards KS1 and KS2 pupils. Our modern classroom is equipped with the latest audio visual technology where children can benefit from individual discovery as well as group and fieldwork studies in a safe and natural environment. It is important to add that visits can be tailored to the specific requirements of teachers to complement and extend National Curriculum topic work in Geography, Science and Citizenship, plus personal, social and health education.

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
We have several acres of mixed woodland and wild flower meadows bordered by the upper reaches of the River Alne. Children’s visits embrace a short educational talk and video; guided observation walks around the grounds with plenty of wildlife info. A talk and demonstration by an animal handler (e.g. hedgehogs and other wild life). There is a modern classroom facility with computer and large wall-mounted screen; toilets and changing rooms and a picnic area outside.

The river is shallow and slow flowing allowing a range of activities (wellies provided).

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
A chance for children to take part and work in teams or groups as well as learning and having fun.

What does a typical educational visit include?
Short talks and a guided tour offering plenty of information for environmental studies, habitat and nature and an element of geographical work too.

What group sizes do you cater for?
Generally up to 30 children plus teachers/supervisors

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
These can be arranged upon discussion and request

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
This is permitted.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Either through our web booking system or telephone contact if preferred.

Does your venue have an education officer?
David Evason on the phone number provided.

What is the cost of the visit?
The Facility is Free of Charge

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Suitable wet weather if required on the day. Bring own wellies.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
First aid kit only

Please list facilities available.
Toilets and washing facilities; indoor are to eat packed lunch (please bring your own food and drink);

What are your disabled facilities?
Wheelchair access

What are your opening days and hours?
Weekdays 10am until 3pm by arrangement

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
Testimonials exhibited on site

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
A fabulous facility including shallow river; wild flower meadow with brick built folly;
Woodland paths; illustrated wildlife information boards around the site; excellent modern classroom facility including computer and large wall-mounted screen

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years

Type of Visit: Animal Welfare Environment Centres Field Studies Green Awareness Outdoor Education Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Environmental Studies Geography Science

Months Open: April May June July August September