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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We offer a completely different perspective in a scenic rural location, providing an opportunity for people to look at the way they view themselves, the world in which they live and with whom they share it in innovative and stimulating ways.
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Our all-weather venue is perfectly situated on an amazing stretch of golden sand in the heart of Weston-Super-Mare, and includes a journey through 10 zones of some of the world's most exotic creatures.
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All Things Wild has a range of education packages linking to the National Curriculum, for all ages.
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One of the Midlands most popular tourist attractions, with a unique hands-on approach to an educational day out the attraction has continued to grow year on year. Visit the Farm to take advantage of the wonderful educational opportunity on offer.  
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Avon Wildlife Trusts’ Feed Bristol is a six acre community learning hub & native wildflower nursery, perfect for school trips in an urban setting.
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We offer an enjoyable educational outdoor learning experience for pre-schools, schools, colleges and universities.

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Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How are your shoes linked to the rainforest? What is a tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.
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The James Leal Centre is a new state of the art, eco building within Ray Park, which was officially opened in Dec 2009. Packed full of sustainable features with a bold contemporary look, it is well designed to meet with the modern needs of all users.
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Kingswood offers a complete educational and adventure activity programme for young people across the UK and around the world; an experience that aids personal development, teaches key life-skills and helps build confidence and self-belief.
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We offer a packed day around your particular requirement, including two activities which enrich your pupils learning and are included in the admission price and you may request worksheets or trails to be printed ready for your group when they arrive.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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School trips on Birdswood offer outdoor experiential learning in a safe but stimulating environment. Our bespoke cruises offer educational, entertaining and engaging child-centred activities with lots to see and do.
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