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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The Heights of Abraham provides a day out with a high educational value complying with the current National Curriculum. We have a unique blend of natural and social history, science, geology, technology and interpretation.
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Wildlife park for British animals only, past & present, set in an ancient coppiced woodland. The education team uses both the animal collection (including wolves, lynx, owls, deer, wild boar, bison, badgers, elk & reindeer) & the woodland for teaching.
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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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Welcome to the Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens. The Crystal in London is home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events venues.
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Avon Wildlife Trust’s Feed Bristol is an urban wildlife paradise and a community food growing hub, perfect for school visits about food, nutrition, the environment and wildlife in an urban setting.

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At-Bristol is a thriving, hands-on science centre and an educational charity with a mission to make science accessible to all.
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The Centre offers a variety of educational Eco activities that promote sustainable living, green issues in an inspiring yet tranquil setting, Located in the South Downs National Park Hampshire.
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Our guided tours teach childrenin an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating habits and much more. Tours can be tailored to suit subjects related to the national curriculum.
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Whether it's an educational experience outside of the classroom or a geography field studies course that you are looking for Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity and Field Studies Centre is one of the leading independent providers of outdoor educational activitie
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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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The Hop Farm Family Park is Kent's leading visitor attraction. Ideal for day trips, the Hop Farm features museums, including the history of hopping and The Hop Farm itself.
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Located in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell, the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site offering outdoor learning opportunities.
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