Come and get up close to your environment with our country parks. Come for a whole day or half a day, the choice is yours. We would love to see you and your class this year in our beautiful country parks.
Our main parks for school visits are:
Visit us and you will find:
- Many different habitats giving children the opportunity to explore whilst learning about the environment they live in and how they influence it;
- Activities that cater from Foundation Stage up to KS3;
- Education centres at Kingsbury, Ryton and Pooley;
- All weather rangers ready with a smile!
We have lots of activities suitable for all seasons, with new ones alongside the old favourites for 2013. New activities include Super Rockets KS2 and Birds KS2. Some of our top seasonal favourites include:
- Autumn / Winter – Hedgehogs, Wild Woods, Survival Shelters and Orienteering;
- Spring / Summer – Pond Dipping, Minibeast Hunting, Outdoor Art, Nature Sensory Explorers.
- We offer a full Forest Schools programme. We have a permanent forest school site and fully qualified forest school leaders.
Please look at our schools information pack and associated downloads. Here you will find our full range of activities and the information you need to book a safe and enjoyable visit. If you want to do something not mentioned, please ask and we will see what we can do, we like a challenge!
Charges (minimum 15 children)
- Half a day (1 programme) – £3.50 per child
- Full day (2 programmes) – £6.50 per child
Please contact your preferred country park for more details.
Booking forms and other documents
Information pack and booking forms
- Schools Information Pack 2013-2014 (pdf 1.9Mb)
- Harsthill Hayes Country Park school booking form (pdf 27Kb)
- Kingsbury Water Park school booking form (pdf 26Kb)
- Pooley Country Park school booking form (pdf 26Kb)
- Ryton Pools Country Park booking form (pdf, 202Kb)
- Risk assessment (pdf, 102Kb)
- Pupil attendance list (pdf, 167Kb)
- Schools shopping order form (pdf 2473Kb)
- Feedback form (pdf, 173Kb)
- Behaviour code (pdf, 67Kb)
Contact the Education Rangers for all enquiries about activities and environmental education, or to make a booking for a school or group visit, at any of our country parks, please contact:
- Ryton Pools Country Park, please contact Jenny Hughes on 02476 305592;
- For Kingsbury Country Park,contact Tracy Jones on 01827 872660;
- For Pooley Country Park contact Tracy Jones on 01827 897438.