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Outdoor Learning Programme

Three Hagges Woodmeadow is the perfect setting for school children to learn about their local environment through our curriculum linked workshops.

Our secure, 25-acre site provides a unique environment perfectly suited to our activities which include mini beast hunts and woodland nature trails.

Our guided workshops are designed for key stage 1 and 2 classes and include:

  • Mission minibeast
  • Bugs on bushes
  • Birds, bees and butterflies
  • Wonderful worms
  • Fun with food chains
  • Art adventures
  • Pond pioneers
  • Snails, slugs and slime
  • Meadow magic
  • Wild about woods

To help plan your visit to the woodmeadow, please visit Schools' Resources.


All school visits (guided or self-led) must be booked in advance. Please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss and confirm your requirements.


1-hour workshop £1.50 per child

2-hour workshop £3 per child

All day workshop £4.50 per child



Outdoor Education FAQs

When should we visit?

We welcome schools Monday to Friday during term time.

How much time should we allow?

In our experience, many schools find they have not allowed enough time. We would recommend spending at least four hours with us.

What should we bring?
  • Pencils and paper
  • Depending on what time of day you visit us we would recommend you bring either a snack and a drink, or a packed lunch and a drink.
  • Clothing suitable for the season including long sleeve top, trousers and appropriate footwear (no flip flops).  Always pack a waterproof jacket.
  • Hats and sun cream on sunny days.
Where can we eat?

In Bodgers’ Den which is situated in Three Hagges Woodmeadow.  We also have a cabin situated near the entrance to the woodmeadow.

What about health and safety?

All visits require a risk assessment.  We will do our utmost to ensure that your visit is fun, worthwhile and safe and have provided a sample risk assessment to assist you.  Any health and safety concerns can be discussed at the pre-visit planning meeting which must take place prior to every visit. 

All our staff and volunteers are DBS checked. 

We have first aid trained staff.

Our Education Officer, Angela Ferguson, is a qualified teacher and has a specialist background in behaviour management and working with disadvantaged young people.

How can I book our outdoor education visit?
All school visits should be booked in advance by filling in our outdoor education enquiry form . Someone from our team will then be in touch to finalise details with you. Your school will be invoiced in advance of your visit.
Watch the video below to get a taste of a school visit
"A brilliant experience! "
Amber (aged 11)
"Absolutely loved it! The pond life section was really interesting. "
Buddy (aged 4)
"This is amazing. It should happen more often. "
Fern (aged 9)
"I liked making a finger bumble bee, walking to the pond and finding mini-beasts. "
Joseph (aged 4)
"I loved everything so much. Best time ever. "
Daniel (aged 8)
"It was great to look for the different animals and I liked being a caterpillar in the story and making a bee finger puppet, a dragonfly and a butterfly. "
"I thought it was interesting and amazing. "
Eden (aged 9)
"Today has been excellent. The nature was very interesting, and I have learnt a lot. "
Amelia (aged 11)
"I loved spotting the mini-beasts and making dragonflies"
Oliver (aged 5)