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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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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RSPB Bempton Cliffs provides educational day trips, where students can explore the coastal environment and the abundance of wildlife that calls this habitat their home.
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We provide day outdoor adventure activities and team building and development for school groups.
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Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, Oxfordshire provides 1000 years of History perfect for educational historical learning. The site appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 with a listed manor house dating back to the 13th Century, 17th/18th Century farm buildings.
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Folly Farm is an award-winning wildlife and environmental education centre, set in a 250-acre nature reserve in Somerset – just 10 miles from Bath and Bristol.
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The aim of Big Hat Bushcamp is to give schools the ultimate bushcraft experience & leave all who visit with the knowledge and confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors. the activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork & leadership.
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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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The Adventure Centre is a stunning watersports & visitor centre located in Crosby Coastal Park, Waterloo. The facilities include water sports, fitness suite, bistro & 4 high-quality fully accessible bedrooms & bunkrooms which sleep up to 48.
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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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Conwy Nature Reserve is an exciting outdoor school trip destination, where students can carry out investigative fieldwork, take part in experience led programmes and discover a wide range of wildlife.
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An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
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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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