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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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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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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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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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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Independent Family run Outdoor Education centre set in 31 acres of beautiful woodlands on the north Norfolk coast with 2 distinct centres on the one site. Adventure activities, Team building and Field Study sessions available.
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Wildlife park for British animals only, past & present, set in an ancient coppiced woodland. The education team uses both the animal collection (including wolves, lynx, owls, deer, wild boar, bison, badgers, elk & reindeer) & the woodland for teaching.
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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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