Wildwood Trust – Wildlife Education Kent
Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Wildwood Trust Kent is a wildlife park for British animals only, past and present, set in an ancient coppiced woodland between Canterbury and Herne Bay in East Kent. The education team uses both the animal collection (including wolves, lynx, owls, deer, wild boar, bison, red squirrels, beavers, badgers, elk and reindeer) and the woodland for teaching and also has a purpose-built log cabin-style education centre, heated by a wood burner.
We offer a range of guided tours and meet an animal sessions which enhance understanding of animal adaptation, homes and woodland habitats while indoor workshops build on these topics in more detail and look at teeth, skeletons, green plants etc. Our experienced tutors also offer a thriving ecology and conservation programme for older students, teaching sampling techniques and ecological statistics, as well as supporting students' own coursework investigations.
Outdoor learning at Wildwood offers a chance for children to absorb information in a completely different way from classroom learning. It offers them new experiences, new resources and new surroundings to engage their interest and our experienced staff try to ensure that these experiences are fun, engaging and full of opportunities for personal discovery.