Whether you want hands on fieldwork to complement your science, geography, or environmental education curriculum or a team-building, group bonding or confidence building session, the Sayers Croft Trust can help. Each day visit is tailored to your specific needs and the needs of your group. To see what other groups have been up to visit our photo gallery.
Schools and groups can come to us for a half or full day visit and do a variety of activities including (but not limited to):
- Minibeasts - Hunt for minibeasts under logs, pond dip in our ponds, or use sweep nets in the meadows in summer. Take part in themed games linked to habitats, adaptation, movement and camouflage.
- Habitats - Study the similarities and differences between various habitats including still and moving water, woods and meadows and soil comparisons. Look at the adaptations and food chains of the inhabitants.
- Plants - Play games linked to pollination, discover what plants need to grow and learn about growth from seed to flower.
- Biology and Environmental Science - Develop investigative skills by designing, carrying out and evaluating ecological investigations such as habitat comparisons, trampling surveys and population surveys.
- Geography - Fieldwork activities investigating river processes, land use comparisons, orienteering and contrasting locality studies.
- History - Learn about what it was like to be an evacuee in the Second World War, discover our WWII history room or take part in our air raid experience. Alternatively travel further back in time and live life as an Iron Age Briton while trying to fend off the invading Romans!
- Sensory activities - Take an earthwalk around the woods and meadows and learn to look at things in a different way using all of your senses.
- Crafts - Use natural materials to create beautiful art in the outdoors, mould with clay, build a hazel frame or create a corn dolly.
- Team building and problem solving - Team challenges/games and co-operative adventurous activities such as raft building and our challenge course.
- Outdoor and Adventurous activities - A variety of activities including climbing, ropes courses, zip wire, abseiling, archery, raft building, orienteering, shelter building, blindfold trail, maze and more.
Prices vary according to the length of visit, size of the group and the activities you wish to do. Bursaries may be available for individuals or groups with special educational needs - Please see our Special Educational Needs page for more details.
All safety and practical equipment is provided although you may be asked to copy worksheets and brings pencils on the day.
All activities are run by Sayers Croft members of staff who are fully trained, used to working with and managing groups of children and are First Aid trained.