Our education service

Children on a school trip to the New Forest

What we offer

We fully support the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, and our education specialists cater for all ages and abilities. Sessions are interactive and tailored to meet the needs and curricular objectives of the individual group following discussion with the group leader, and include fieldwork and ‘walks and talks’ with activities. Sessions can last from an hour to a full day. Follow up and pre visit sessions are also available to local schools.

Walks and talks

Sites are specifically selected with you to meet your requirements for the visit. This could include an in-depth look at one particular environment, or a comparison of a couple of sites.

Frequently requested sessions include:

  • investigating the impacts of people and/or natural challenges on the National Park
  • looking at the management and sustainable development of the area
  • comparing habitats and the special wildlife found within them.


We can support a number of fieldwork activities and provide the relevant equipment, in conjunction with a led visit in the New Forest.

Typical activities include: footpath erosion surveys, litter surveys, habitat transects, traffic counts, tax disc surveys, environmental impact assessments and archaeological surveys.


We have a selection of fun activities and games to enhance the learning of the day, ranging from scavenger hunts and trails, to artefact handling and artwork.

In school sessions

We offer a range of in-school sessions for local schools, including assemblies, pre visits or follow up visits.

All sessions come with a variety of resources that bring the New Forest, its habitats and special qualities to your classroom.

To discuss your individual requirements please contact us.

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