Education programmes

We provide programmes for KS1 through to Tertiary. There are opportunities for fieldwork in a variety of habitats in a unique natural landscape. We will try our best to provide a day that fits in with the teacher's requirements based on the range of activities set out in the Educational Programmes.

We invite you to come on a learning adventure with us. This can take place in the woodland, on the park, on the seashore or along the river. Our programmes are themed and designed to encourage investigative, hands on learning which is fun and stimulating.

At the end of the day each child will be given a free child’s pack, which will contain a wildlife watch magazine, a sheet of stickers and a leaflet about Sussex Wildlife Trust.

For full details of the activities please email the Learning & Engagement Bookings Officer

Please note that programmes last for 4½ hours including lunch. They will be adjusted for late arrivals.

Nursery Stage Programmes

Half day 10am –12 noon or 1pm – 3pm. Age 2-4 years (Maximum 30 pupils)

  • Creatures of the Forest
  • Wild in the Woods

Foundation Stage Programmes

Full day 10am – 2.30pm. Age 4-5 years (Maximum 30 pupils)

  • Wild and Wonderful
  • Wild Day in the Woods

Key Stage 1 Programme

Full day 10am – 2.30pm. Years 1 and 2

  • The Animals of Friston Forest (Maximum 60 pupils)
  • Green Shoots
  • Wild Day in the Woods (Maximum 60 pupils)

Key Stage 2

Full day 10am – 2.30pm. Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

  • Down to the Coast and Back
  • Along the River Cuckmere
  • Rock Pooling
  • Wild Day at the Coast
  • Wild Day in the Woods (Maximum 60 pupils)
  • Hunt for a Habitat (Maximum 60 pupils)
  • The World of Plants
  • The Friston Forest Challenge (Maximum 60 pupils)

Please email the Learning & Engagement Bookings Officer to discuss your requirements.


Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, AS/A2 and Tertiary

  • KS3 and KS4 - Geography and Science
  • AS/A2 - Geography, Biology and Environmental Science
  • Tertiary Education We can offer teacher training days (INSET) and days for trainee teachers which will cover how to use this fantastic environment in all subjects, including ideas for lessons and possible worksheets. Whole day £250.

Please email Paula Da Luz to discuss your requirements.

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