Educational Visits at Attenborough Nature Reserve
Since opening in March 2005, Attenborough Nature Centre has been visited by thousands of pupils from local schools and provided them with a range of hands-on activities which are enjoyable, memorable, relevant and designed to bring them closer to their natural environment.
The Centre houses The Willow Den, a well-equipped classroom area which is an ideal base for exploring and investigating the habitats on the Reserve including its ponds, trees, and meadow area.
Our qualified education team are very experienced in working with groups of children and young people. Sessions are led by members of staff and often assisted by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. All staff and volunteers are CRB checked and our leaders are first aid qualified.
All necessary considerations are given to health and safety, and we work with teachers in advance to select appropriate activities and plan your visit. All necessary equipment and activity sheets are provided for the day. For further details of our programmes and how to book your visit please follow the links below:
Learning sessions at Attenborough Nature Centre
Our activities are designed to enhance the teaching of many areas of the curriculum, particularly Science, Geography, PSHE. and Art and Design.
For further details of our programmes please click the links below:
We are happy to accommodate your class requirements and special needs groups with advance planning.
Maximum class sizes depend on the programmes selected and the time of year. For further advice and information please contact us.
Low Waste Lunch Challenge
Visiting schools are encouraged to take part in our low waste lunch challenge. This activity is designed to highlight how we can reduce the waste that is sent to landfill sites. Download a briefing sheet.
Foundation level – half day visit £3.50 per pupil, whole day visits £4.50 per pupil. Minimum charge for full day visit £85 and £65 for a half day visit.
Key Stage 1 and 2 - half day visits £4 per pupil, whole day visits £5 per pupil. Minimum charge for full day visit £125 and £100 for a half day visit.
Key Stage 3 and 4 – half day visits £5 per pupil, whole day £6 per pupil. Minimum charge for full day visit £150 and £125 for a half day visit.
A level visits - half day visit £5, whole day visit £6 per pupil. Minimum charge for full day visit £85 and £65 for a half day visit.
Concessionary groups can apply for a 25% discount. Please contact us for further details.
We will invoice you after your visit has taken place and send you a feedback form so you can evaluate the quality of the sessions.