Arrange a School Visit
Easy to organise, safe and amazing learning experiences for your students in an outdoor environment.
Our three different education centres across the county give you a wide range of choice of wildlife and nature activities. They offer opportunities both curricular and fun, based on the uniqueness of each site.
Our Education Centres
Tyland Barn Visitor Centre and Nature Park
Located in the centre of the County, the nature park at Tyland Barn has been specially designed to represent - in miniature - the diverse range of habitats to be found in Kent. With a large pond, meadow, chalk bank, hedge, scrub and even a shingle beach, the site is a very flexible location for a range of fascinating studies.
Visitors to Tyland Barn can enjoy the benefits of an indoor classroom, external teaching and picnic shelter, cafe and toilet facilities. Coaches can drop off groups inside the grounds, with space to park close by.
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserves and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre
This wonderful site consists of five stunning lakes, a mixture of habitats including ponds, seasonally flooded pools, reedbed and woodland. A spectacular site for birds, the wetland and woodland habitats also support a diverse community of plants, fungi and animals.
Of particular interest for visiting groups is the tranquil Elemental Garden, where much of the teaching for younger groups takes place, and there are additional teaching areas within the Visitor Centre.
The Centre itself houses a range of engaging wildlife displays and touch tables. The site has toilet facilities and a small tea bar. Coaches can drop off groups at the entrance to the yurt and on-site parking is available.
Romney Marsh Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve
The 23-acre reserve at Romney Warren offers an interesting teaching environment, with dune grassland, willow scrub and seasonal ponds. A replica ‘Lookers’ Hut’ adds a useful historical dimension to site visits.
The site has a Visitor Centre, toilet facilities and parking for visiting coaches. Education programmes at Romney Marsh can be arranged on request.
Our Tutors will lead your group for the whole of your visit, providing all the equipment and materials that are required for the different activities. We only ask that you bring children with the right clothes and smiling faces and a number of supportive grown-ups - however, we do give them back to you for lunch!
Many of the habitat areas have been designed specifically to enable easy, fun exploration for small hands and to encourage enquiring minds. We work with a team of seasonal Tutors and volunteers to ensure that we can deliver a great day for your students.