Planning your visit

Educational visits to Woods Mill take place throughout the year between 10am and 2pm, Mondays to Thursdays. 

How the day is organised

Each class will be divided into groups for the day to explore the nature reserve. We provide a leader and a helper for each working group to guide you around, introduce the activities and discuss any points of health and safety. The children will take part in hands-on activities and games, with a break for lunch at 12 o’clock. We recommend that the children bring a morning snack with them and they can eat this in the classroom during our welcome introduction.

First Aid

Schools are responsible for providing and administering their own first aid. Please ensure that children bring any medication they may require with them.

Risk Assessments

Ticks & Lyme Disease

Picnic Facilities

School groups should bring their own packed lunches. In good weather, you can make use of our picnic tables and blankets. If the weather is unsuitable, you have use of the classrooms.

We encourage the children to put suitable food waste in our compost bins but ask you to take all other lunch packaging back to school.

Wet Weather

We will try to get out on to the nature reserve in all weathers, unless it is unsafe to do so. If we are unable to, we will provide indoor wildlife activities in our on-site classrooms.

Start Your Learning Now

Download Worksheets:

Start a Nature Table

Investigate a Street Tree

Make Your Own Compost

Hidey Holes for Wildlife

Make a Wildlife Pond

Make a Nest Box

Grow a Bee and Butterfly Garden

Grow a Mini Garden Meadow

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