Bickley Hall Farm Wildlife Discovery Centre Cheshire
Malpas, Chester, Cheshire West, SY14 8EF
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Biology | Environmental Studies | Geography | Science | Environment Centres | Field Studies | Ecology & Green Awareness | Outdoor Education | Outdoor Pursuits | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Conservation
What we offer on a school trip
Cheshire Wildlife Trust is the leading environmental charity in Cheshire offering high quality environmental education field trips and sessions to schools or community groups. We provide fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning at a range of locations across the county all complimenting the National Curriculum. All our delivery staff are experienced environmental educators, first aid trained and DBS checked. We provide risk assessments for all our activities.
Bickley Hall Farm Wildlife Discovery centre is located in south Cheshire around three miles from the village of Malpas and around eight miles from Nantwich between the A49 and A41. The 210acre (85ha) site allows children to experience both farming and wildlife first hand.
The countryside classroom is a converted barn which provides an excellent indoor facility to support our fantastic outdoor education opportunities. The 100 year old traditional farm buildings have been converted into 2 fully equipped classrooms with bag storage, girls and boys toilets with hand washing facilities and a kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities. It is based in the heart of our wildlife-friendly working farm surrounded by native-breed livestock and plenty of wildlife. There is a safe self-contained outdoor education nature area set in stunning countryside looking out toward the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge. It provides a place for children to play learn and discover.
Bickley Hall Farm is unique as all our staff are covered by a special Great Crested Newt license, which enable Cheshire Wildlife Trust to offer a unique opportunity for children to see, handle and learn about these creatures. The site has a healthy population from which individuals and caught and kept in captivity for very short periods to enable the children to see them properly.