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 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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Amazona Zoo in Cromer offers a unique and special day out where visitors can explore and learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America.
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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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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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Kingswood offers a complete educational and adventure activity programme for young people across the UK and around the world; an experience that aids personal development, teaches key life-skills and helps build confidence and self-belief.
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Sealyham Activity Centre offers a unique learning experience for groups of all ages. We can run a multi-activity programme based entirely on your requirements.
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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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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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Fun, hands-on workshops offering a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world.
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Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre comprises a beautifully renovated eighteenth century farmhouse together with our Eco-building: The Green House.
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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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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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