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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RSPB Loch Leven is the perfect school trip experience for any classes looking to discover nature in great detail. From birdwatching hides to wetland habitats, RSPB Loch Levan has some great outdoor learning facilities.
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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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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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South Cerney Outdoor is a lake and land outdoor education adventure centre perfect for school trips and educational groups, set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park and designated a site of special scientific interest.
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Hampstead Heath Schools Programme offers exciting school trips, where students have the chance to discover a natural environment and various different organisms, while still remaining in London.
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There's a diverse range of study environments to choose from along the North Norfolk coast and further inland on the Norfolk Broads, with plenty of educational opportunities available on-site too.
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Originally a Victorian farm, Hatton Adventure World is the result of a farm diversification programme and is also one of the leading leisure attractions in Warwickshire.
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One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain. It is home to some outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and activities for learning.
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Provides an outdoor education experience to groups who are primarily disadvantaged in some way or shape. A traditional Outdoor Centre set in a rural  location, portraying the natural woodland feel of the 36-acre area within which the Centre is situated.
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Avon Boating is one of England's oldest and largest traditional boating companies, offering boats for hire on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford.
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RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve is home to a wealth of wildlife, including ducks, geese and swans! Here, students can explore different habitats and study animals in their natural environment.
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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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