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.
- 5 to 7 years
- 8 to 10 years
- 11 to 13 years
- 14 to 16 years
Accessible / Disabled Facilities
0208 529 6607
The View, Epping Forest, 6 Ranger Road
What we offer on a school trip
Epping Forest is the ultimate outdoor classroom where students can explore, have fun and develop their knowledge and skills.
We offer a range of hands-on education sessions, for all ages from EYs to Year 8 which support the National Curriculum and deliver enjoyable, authentic and memorable experiences. The sessions cover a range of subjects including history, geography, art and science. Full details of your programme can be found on our website.
Gain from the expert knowledge of our team of educators. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff provide a warm welcome, facilitate a safe and well-organized visit and share their passion for learning.
What makes us a great choice for education?
Epping Forest, ‘London’s greatest forest’ is a unique learning environment. This ancient forest is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) providing around 2500 hectares of amazing habitats and living history at your fingertips. Discover its hidden secrets and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with one of our inspirational and engaging educational sessions.
Accreditation and Awards
Watch this space, in 2020 we are extending our current LOtC accreditation which just covers Hampstead Heath education programme to include the Epping Forest learning programme.
What is typically included on our school trips?
We offer a range of session from EYs to Years 8 (UK) covering many different topics including:
- Prehistory Epping (Stone age to Iron Age).
- Orienteering (Maps and compasses) with a historical twist.
- Natural art.
Our sessions our 2 hrs long, we aim to agree on learning objectives with teachers before the session and adapt to different learning styles and abilities.
Group Sizes Catered For
30 students per session.
2 sessions can be run per day.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide all session materials and resources.
No online or extra resources unless requested.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Risk Assessment Details
We provide risk assessments on confirmation of booking. All trip leaders are encouraged to come for a site visit before the session.
Education Officer Information
For further information about booking a session please contact us.
Tel: 0208 529 6607
£99 per session (2 hours) max. 30 students, adults are free.
£129 per session (2 hours) max. 30 students, adults are free.
Need help with costs for the visit?
Apply to the Culture Mile School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with the cost of a visit to Epping Forest or a wide variety of other inspiring venues in the Culture Mile Learning partnership.
Both students and adults should be suitably dressed for outdoor learning. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather to enjoy the outdoors, but unsuitable clothing can put a damper on any trip.
For cold/wet weather: wear sturdy (waterproof) shoes, warm layers and waterproofs if it looks like rain is forecasted.
For hot/sunny weather: wear sturdy shoes (NO open toe sandals), hat and sun scream.
First Aid Information
Our education staff are first aid trained and are supported by a wider team. We would always recommend bringing a first aider when bringing children out of the classroom.
Our main learning base is the Epping Forest visitor center at Chingford (also known as The View). We have public toilets, hand washing facilities, lunchroom (on request), a water fountain, an exhibition area and small shop on site. In the wider area, Butlers Café and plenty of open woodland space for games and playtime.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Opening Hours & Information
School sessions take place throughout the working week (Monday to Friday) all year round. We can run two session a day, AM (10am – 12noon) and PM (12.30pm – 2.30pm), with evening sessions on request. Please note that on Mondays the Epping Forest visitor center at Chingford is closed so the exhibition and shop will not be available.