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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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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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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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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Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre comprises a beautifully renovated eighteenth century farmhouse together with our Eco-building: The Green House.
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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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Home to an award-winning herd of Jersey dairy cows, an enchanting woodland, and a wildlife pond, Pierrepont Farm is the ideal School Trip venue for any school groups studying food, farming, or wildlife.
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Family run outdoor education centre, offering a complete range of services from a full board outdoor adventure programme though to just accommodation. Fully licensed, insured and using experienced, well qualified instructors.
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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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We offer outdoor challenges, combining personal and social development with an understanding and respect for the natural environment.
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Offers high quality outdoor learning, day visits & activity sessions to schools, colleges & educational groups. Delivering a wide range of land & water based outdoor & adventurous activities, with an educational programme for key stages 2 to 4. 
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Internationally important tree collection that is managed by the Forestry Commission. Westonbirt is a great place for students of all ages to come to experience the outdoor environment, learn through exploration, inquiry, investigation & natural play. 
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Located in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell, the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site offering outdoor learning opportunities.
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