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Ranger-led school visits

Children with a forest ranger enjoying a woodland walk At Delamere Forest our ranger visits are provided through Forest Explorers. They run a variety of programmes for both primary and secondary schools or colleges.  

There are a number of pre-designed programmes covering a wide variety of topics from minibeasts to plants. If, however you and your class are studying something more specific and our programmes do not cover the subject specifically please contact Forest Explorers to discuss a session that meets your individual requirements.

All programmes are closely linked to the National Curriculum. Learning in the Forest and the outdoors provides an excellent setting for learning and understanding across all ages by enabling the children to gain practical experience of subjects previously only looked at in the school classroom. 

Young boy taking a photographSchool group making sculptures in the forest
Primary School children will learn through fun, interactive, educational games and activities that will stimulate and inspire their imaginations and enhance their overall learning experience.

Our programmes are designed for half-day visits usually lasting 1 1/2 - 2 hours, however if you would like to study a particluar topic in more detail we can easily adapt a programme to make it a full day session or why not choose an additional programme from our list to go with it.

Typically, the Forest is excellent for geography and science field studies for secondary school students however think about how the forest can enhance other subjects too. The forest can support subjects including citizenship, art and design, english, history and sustainable development. Post 16 educational visits are also very popular in the forest. Delamere is perfect for courses such as Biology, Geography, History, Lesuire, Tourism and Recreation, Environmental Science and Countryside Management. We will work with you to develop a suitable programme for your students.


England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.