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Forest School

Educational Visits

The natural environment provides a stimulating setting for many outdoor and environmental learning opportunities. Wherever possible visits are held outdoors.

The team utilises many different habitats to give young people the opportunity to learn in - and about - the natural environment. Topics covered range from literacy to numeracy, art, science and climate change.

The Education, learning and sector skills team delivers learning experiences throughout Wales:

  • FREE to educational settings in Wales.
  • Led by experienced Education Officers who are CRB checked and first aid trained.
  • All activities are risk assessed.
  • All ages and abilities catered for.
  • Curriculum linked themes and activities.
  • Variety of local sites across Wales.
  • Visits available in Welsh and English
  • Pre and post visit resources are available for some topics.
  • Visits can be tailored to meet individual requirements.

For more information about educational visits please click on the relevant age group:

The following trails are available at some sites:

  • Animal puzzle
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Sculpture
  • Orienteering

Self-led visits can be arranged. Please note, if you wish to self-lead a visit you must pre book the site with your local Education Officer.

For more information and to book your visit contact your local Education Officer.

What's of interest

95% of all evaluation feedback rates the Education, learning and sector skills team and the activities provided as excellent or good.

Children in the forest doing activities with the rangers at Coed y Brenin

"Very enjoyable day for the children and staff.  Emphasized the importance of learning across the curriculum."
Cilcennin School, 19.06.13

"We had a wonderful day and the children participated really well in the forest environment."
St Fagans Primary, 11.07.13

"A lovely visit.  The brownies did not want to go home!  Loved all the activities.  Will definitely recommend."
Menai Bridge Brownies, 11.06.13


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