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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As one of the most inspiring education and adventure centres in Europe, a visit to our new Dearne Valley centre provides a unique learning outside the classroom experience with space to study and grow and a chance to explore the natural world.
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Based in the New Forest (National Park). You will find Europe’s largest collection of otters, owls, deer, badgers, lynx, mink, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats, pine martens, wallabies, wild boar, wolves & many more species of indigenous wildlife.
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Roves Farm is a family run, working farm open to the public. We are located three miles east of Swindon and offer days out and school visits year round, with particular emphasis on hands on learning.
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Exciting & educational day for children of all ages, with over 1000 wild animals in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland; you’ll get an unparalleled close encounters with some of the world’s most magnificent & endangered animals.
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There's a diverse range of study environments to choose from along the North Norfolk coast and further inland on the Norfolk Broads, with plenty of educational opportunities available on-site too.
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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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We aim to promote greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups, FREE ENTRY to 400+ venues, free planning visits, property information, useful online resources, education facilities, resources & activities.
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Are you looking for the best adventures the Isle of Wight has to offer? If you want the Adventure Activity experts, then you have come to the right place. We are the largest and most well respected Adventure Company on the Isle of Wight.
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South Cerney Outdoor is a lake and land outdoor education adventure centre perfect for school trips and educational groups, set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park and designated a site of special scientific interest.
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On the doorstep to the Peak District, this centre offers a dramatic setting for outdoor education, with grit stone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales.
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Discover the largest stalactite and stalagmite in the Peak District and learn how water has eroded this vast series of chambers over millions of years then lined the cavern with incredible calcite crystal formations.
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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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