Get outdoors in our parks
Country Parks have a programme of ‘hands on’ outdoor activities encouraging children to discover the natural world. Come and explore our variety of habitats including meadows, woodland and ponds. We welcome school visits to our parks from any Local Authority area and have two purpose built education centres at Kingsbury Water Park and Ryton Pools Country Park; we also offer activities at Hartshill Hayes Country Park. We have a whole team of all weather Rangers ready with smile for you!
How your day will work
Choose either a full day visit with two activities or a half day visit with one activity. Morning activities start around 10:00 and afternoon around 12:30. We are flexible with timings and we will discuss what suits your group with you. Each session covers one activity. We split the classes into teams with accompanying adults. We ask you ensure enough adults accompany you to comply with our adult to child ratios (see below), and that they are happy to supervise and support a small group of pupils when undertaking activities that the Ranger is leading. 1:6 adult to child for reception, KS1 & KS2 1:4 adult to child for Pre-school
How to book your visit
We run the school activities from February through to November.
- Download our Environmental Education pack to see what we offer.
- Contact us to discuss your visit and check availability.
- Once you have made your provisional booking with us over the phone, download, complete and return your booking form to us.This will confirm your booking.
You can contact us on the numbers below:
Ryton Pools Country Park – 02476 305 592
Kingsbury Water Park & Hartshill Hayes Country Park – 01827 872660
Free teacher pre-visits
Please come for a preliminary visit to the park with the Ranger. Even if you have been before it’s worth checking to see if anything has changed.
- Half a day (1 programme) – £4.00 per child
- Full day (2 programmes) – £7.00 per child
- Bushcraft – £8.00 per child
Information pack, risk assessment and booking forms
- Risk Assessment – All educational activities
- Schools Pack
- Ryton Pools Country Park schools booking form
- Kingsbury Water Park, Pooley and Hartshill Hayes Country Parks schools booking form
- Rural Services Safeguarding Policy