Education services in National Parks

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Our education teams are here to help you. From supplying materials to use in your classrom, to offering advice on where to go and what to do, to leading your field trip and delivering fully tailored packages. We can even turn your students into climate change scientists with the MICCI project

Even if you don't want to book our staff to join you, get in touch and we can give you loads of helpful and up to date advice to make your teaching easier.

And check out our free teaching resources, for lesson plans and field trip ideas!

Brecon Beacons

National Park Education staff © BBNPA
National Park Education Staff

Sustainable schools, school grounds work, eco centers, residential centre, curriculum tailored courses, healthy schools, outreach services in your classroom, work experience, student placements, navigation courses, eco schools, online learning resources and Danywenallt residential education centre.


Tel: 01874 620 463

Witlingam Education centre © Broads Authority
Whitlingham Education Centre in the Broads


The Broads Authority works with and supports a number of organisations in the Broads to provide environmental education, which together belong to The Broads Environmental Education Network (BEEN). The Broads Authority also offers visits and talks, for children 5 years of age upwards. Online resources are available too.



John Muir award
During a John Muir Award Ceremony

John Muir Award: Discovering, Exploring, Conserving a wild place and Sharing your experiences, online resources.


Tel: 01479 870518


Children using a GPS reciever
Learning how to use a GP

Foreign language bookings, education grant, guided walks and site visits with qualified and experienced education guides, curriculum tailored visits, practical fieldwork trips, 'help the ranger work' - group activities, CPD staff events, online learning resources.


Tel: 01626 832 093


smile wider - a children's event day at Exmoor National Park
Fun day in Exmoor

Wide range of online resources, Teacher  support and advice. Group visits for students of all ages exploring all aspects of Exmoor's unique environment from the high moors to the seashore. Visitor centres at Dunster and Lynmouth with classroom facilities for group use, and Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Education residential centre.


Tel: 07970 099117
Twitter: @EducationENPA

Lake District

Girl pond dipping as part of a educational visit to the Lake District
pond dipping in the Lake District

John Muir Award, lake cruises, wide range of topics tailored towards primary and secondary school learning, other learning resources, and Blencathra residential centre.


Tel: 015394 40800
Fax: 015394 45555

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

sketching the landscape to learn about landforms © LLTTNPA
Learning about landscape and landforms

John Muir Award, sustainable schools, eco schools, Grounds for Learning, outreach programme, curriculum based activities, support for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, work experience


Tel: 01389 722125

New Forest

Children learning how to navigate using a compass
Learning how to navigate with compass and map

A range of activities and programmes including residential visits, curriculum based learning, outdoor adventure activities and more are offered by a variety of Education Providers within and around the National Park. Online resources including a film show and fun zone.


Tel: 01590 646600

investigating bugs and beetles © NNPA
Investigating bugs and beetles


Online resources, including several education resource activity packs and interactive games.


Tel: 01434 611518

Pond dipping in the North York Moors
Pond Dipping to look at water wildlife

North York Moors

Curriculum linked activities, fieldwork opportunities, apprenticeship schemes and online resources to help children and young people of all ages and abilities experience, understand and enjoy the North York Moors.


Tel:  01439 770700

Students crouched in a stream in the Peak District
Crouching in a stream to study fresh water habitats in the Peak District

Peak District

Learning and Discovery Service that provides a range of curriculum linked programmes for schools, online resources, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Youth Rangers, Climate Change Programme, John Muir Award and a range of activities for family and community groups.


Tel: 01629 816373

learning baout traditional crafts at Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort © PCNPA
Learning about traditional crafts and history


Schools and colleges can choose sessions from our Schools' Menu, Out and About, guided walks, minibus tours, slide shows and other 'flexible' presentations, beach activities, puppet show, sustainable schools, online resources.


Tel: 01646 624856

School group on a field trip © SNNPA
School group on a field trip


Walk and talk sessions out in the field , lectures about aspects of Snowdonia geared towards your age group/KS, Field Work Activities, online resources, and residential courses at Plas Tan y Bwlch.


Education Officer (Primary and Secondary)
Tel: 01766 772 600
Fax: 01766 772609



South Downs

Learning Zone with searchable activities, resources and interactive widgets linked to the South Downs Curriculum. Explore the wide range of outdoor learning opportunities available across the South Downs National Park via the interactive Learning Map and visit the support pages for information about the John Muir Award in the South Downs National Park, key projects, our education blog, the Travel Grant Scheme and much more.


Tel: 0300 3031053

Children climbing over a stile © YDNPA
Discovering the countryside on a walk

Yorkshire Dales

Education Talks, interpretive walks - introductory countryside experiences which incorporate National Curriculum and National Park themes, education events at the Dales Countryside Museum, online resources


Tel: 0300 456 0030