Education and learning

All our sites provide the opportunity to see nature at first hand, but many of them also offer additional educational and learning opportunities.

Not just from onsite interpretation with information about the landscape, the plants and the animals, but also formal educational activities with our rangers or partners, such as Forest Schools.

Some of our sites offer the opportunity to learn new skills from Bushcraft to horticulture qualifications.

We know that learning about the environment, in the environment can be inspiring regardless of age, so we offer activities and course for all.

Check out our list of events to see what’s available near you and contact the ranger for details.

School programmes

We do want to inspire the next generation of guardians of our green space and many of our sites offer outside the classroom learning.

Here are what the teachers say:

Teacher from Drumbeat School & ASD Service for children and young people with autism:

“A fascinating session and the children were interested and engaged throughout. They especially enjoyed the pond dipping and holding and finding small creatures. The activities also addressed the students’ auditory, visual and sensory needs (all have ASD). Excellent!”

Year 7 teacher, Geography Department, Prendergast Hilly Fields College:

“A fantastic experience especially for urban schoolchildren”

Book an educational visit

To arrange an educational visit to one of our sites, contact the site Ranger – visit our Sites pages for details.

Our performance is reported each year in our Annual Report and Accounts.


In 2021/22, over 6,600 school children took part in our educational sessions, with a further 6,807 taking part in other educational activities across our 85 sites.

Group of school children enjoying an educational session at a Land Trust site


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