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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Barnstondale activity centre provides Schools & educational groups with excellent high quality day activities including archery, target rifles, team building, sports, kayaking, forest skills, wild wood challenges, climbing and abseiling. Tailor your Trip
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A museum that visits you! An exhibition or workshop that can easily be adapted to your venue & time scale & will give you access to the UK’s LARGEST, BIGGEST & BEST travelling collection of fossils & replicas. Look no further – we are AMAZING.
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Set on a beautiful fellside, this 18-acre park has a wonderful rural feel where young people feel instantly at home, enjoying the best of the countryside and the resulting study opportunities on offer.
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Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
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The GBC Outdoor Education Centre based at the heart of the Hampshire. Delivering quality educational experiences to young people from Reception YR upwards.
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Iron Age settlements, Roman forts, medieval abbeys, Tudor castles, Victorian mansions and gardens, World War fortresses - you name it, our exceptional out of the classroom sites offer unlimited cross-curricular learning opportunities.
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A school trip to Alton Towers Resort will challenge your pupils, fill them with enthusiasm and let them experience the thrill of practical learning, first hand.
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We are based on a farm but we also have treehouse classrooms in private woods, so we can cover a wide variety of curriculum and social development needs.
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Provides an outdoor education experience to groups who are primarily disadvantaged in some way or shape. A traditional Outdoor Centre set in a rural  location, portraying the natural woodland feel of the 36-acre area within which the Centre is situated.
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As well as the historic nature of the house and the beauty of its surroundings we offer a range of easily tailored on-site activities including a History Tour, team building and problem solving, outdoor activities such as den building and camp fires.
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By visiting Hautbois Activity Centre you can put some fun into the National Curriculum - all our activities encourage healthy living and help make exercise more exciting.
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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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