Wildlife and Nature Reserves

Children need nature. Nature needs children. A Wildlife and Nature Reserve school trip can make a fantastic impression on children & young people with their learning & discovery, emotional & physical wellbeing, inspiring them to become environmentally responsible individuals. Studies have defined that outdoor learning can have positive impacts concerning critical thinking, creative questioning and problem solving, allowing students to think about issues important to their lives and the world outside of the classroom. Modern life has brought with it some incredible advances in technology, but has also led to some very rapid changes in ways of living that can have an adverse health impacts. Through a school wildlife & nature reserve visit, pupils can learn about wildlife and nature first hand making the teaching more vivid and interesting and expanding their understanding of the subject at hand. Additionally, nature is a major motivational factor for exercise, with very strong evidence to suggest that being outdoors and attracted to wildlife & nature leads to children, young people & adults increasing their activity levels, enjoyment, relaxation and lowering stress and mental health problems. A school visit to a wildlife and nature reserve can appeal to Early Years Foundation Stage children, Key stages 1 to 4 and university students; from talks to explorations to educational workshops, day visits and residential stays, most of our listed venues can help teachers plan visits that are related to curriculum lessons such as mathematics, science and social studies, with wildlife & nature in mind.


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The North Moors National Park offers a wide range of activities to help KS1, KS2 and KS3 students to experience and enjoy the spectacular countryside and coast of Whitby, Yorkshire.
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Carymoor Environmental Trust provides inspirational outdoor learning. Our nature reserve has a wide variety of habitats to explore and our unique location next to a working landfill site makes Carymoor the perfect place to bring green issues to life.
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Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee Hills.
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Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre comprises a beautifully renovated eighteenth century farmhouse together with our Eco-building: The Green House.
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RSPB Ham Wall Avalon Marshes Nature Reserve provides fabulous outdoor school trip experiences, where students can discover a wetland habitat jam-packed with invertebrates for your students to study.
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live within these habitats (Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects covered)
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The aim of Big Hat Bushcamp is to give schools the ultimate bushcraft experience & leave all who visit with the knowledge and confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors. the activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork & leadership.
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Resulting of a farm diversification programme to create one of the leading leisure attractions in Hertfordshire. Lots of farmyard animals to discover, the focus is on learning through having fun many demonstrations, shows, tractor rides & adventure play
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Conwy Nature Reserve is an exciting outdoor school trip destination, where students can carry out investigative fieldwork, take part in experience led programmes and discover a wide range of wildlife.
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The Ackers Adventurous Activity Centre is situated only 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, and is a well-established centre for adventurous activities.
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Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast.
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RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve is home to many RSPB practiced professionals, who are experts in their chosen field and provide educational school trips that are packed full of information.
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