Nature Centre at Habitat Survival Trust Wildlife and Nature Environment Warwickshire
Habitat Survival Trust Corfields, Tanworth, Henley-in-Arden, B95 5QZ
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Outdoor Education | Ecology & Green Awareness | Field Studies | Environment Centres | Animal Welfare | Science | Geography | Conservation
What we offer
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.
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).
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</p
What makes us a great choice?
A chance for children to take part and work in teams or groups as well as learning and having fun.
What is typically included?
Short talks and a guided tour offering plenty of information for environmental studies, habitat and nature and an element of geographical work too.
Group Sizes Catered For
Generally up to 30 children plus teachers/supervisors
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
These can be arranged upon discussion and request
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
This is permitted.
Risk Assessment Details
Either through our web booking system or telephone contact if preferred.
Education Officer Information
David Evason on the phone number provided.
This facility is free of charge
Suitable wet weather if required on the day. Bring own wellies.
First Aid Information
First aid kit only
Toilets and washing facilities; indoor are to eat packed lunch (please bring your own food and drink);
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Opening Hours & Information
Weekdays 10am until 3pm by arrangement