Day visit activities

​We can offer courses tailor made but the general themes are listed below. We can run a day to meet your curriculum requirements or just put on a day where building the 'soft skills' of communication, teamwork and confidence through fun is the main priority.

  • Ancient Egyptians Ancient Egyptians

    A fun way to learn about the Egyptians: work as a team to move stones using sticks and rope, try your hand at Egyptian hieroglyphics and create a space protected from evil using the Eye of Horus Mark.

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  • Animal habitat studies - Stream Animal habitat studies - Stream

    ​​Search the stream and discover the life teeming beneath its surface. Explore for signs of life and investigate the richness of the invertebrates hidden below the water. Use simple scientific guides to identify them.

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  • Animal habitat studies - Woodland Animal habitat studies - Woodland

    ​​Discover the world of the wildlife in our woodlands and the signs that tell us they are there. Visit a badger sett and make your own ‘home’ for a minibeast. Use sensory games to learn how they live and survive there and simple scientific guides to identify them.

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  • Natural arts Natural arts

    ​​Explore the colours and textures of nature, make tree faces or create your own masterpiece from natural found materials.

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  • Navigation activities Navigation activities

    ​Explore the local environment developing maps reading, orientation and compass skills. This could include a short walk looking at using nature to help us discover natural navigation clues.

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  • Orienteering and positeering Orienteering and positeering

    Using a map, find your way to the clues and answer the questions to nature puzzles or use anagrams and maths skills. An introduction to the use of maps and developing spatial awareness.

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  • River studies River studies

    ​Using a variety of methods the children will find out about the physical geography of the river. Working scientifically they will gather data about the speed of the flow, the cross section of the river and the invertebrates that inhabit it and field sketch a superb meander.

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  • Plant habitat studies Plant habitat studies

    ​Use games and investigations to find out what plants need for their growth, look at food chains and webs and the nutrient cycle. Identify flora in the woodland and discover the part of plants, take leaf and bark rubbings. Listen to the ‘heart beat’ of a tree and find its height and age.

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  • Stone Age day Stone Age day

    A hands-on day exploring life in the Stone Age. Try your hand at wattle and daub, build a shelter to keep you safe, and make Neolithic bags and Hapazoma.

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  • Team building Team building

    ​Using our comprehensive set of equipment the children will take part in team building sessions. These involve communication and physical skills in order to solve practical problems.

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  • Themed day Themed day

    ​Come for a day to fit in with your school theme. We are happy to design new themes if you give us enough notice, please contact us for details.

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  • Village and church studies Village and church studies

    ​​Become a detective and compare the village with your own local environment. Discover what the buildings can tell you about their history and how they were made and used.

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