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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Captivating children's imagination with images of armoured knights and regal queens, this is the ideal setting for a school residential.
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Sayers Croft is a beautiful, safe and secure site with 56 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and fields and has been providing quality outdoor experiences for young people for over 70 years.
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Fun, hands-on workshops offering a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world.
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Bickley Hall Farm (Wildlife trust) provides fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning and compliments the National Curriculum, Our delivery staff are experienced environmental educators who are ready for your educational group.
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Our programmes incorporate our Lasergaming, Oxfordshire's ONLY High Ropes Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.
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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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Here at Epping Forest, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore and have fun in an exciting environment outside of the classroom. We create unique, enjoyable and memorable experiences, in which all areas of the curriculum can be studied.
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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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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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One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain with outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and activities for learning.
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Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee Hills.
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