Educational Activities

Why Essex Parks Educational resources
activities activity adults animal handling animals Astronomy autumn bat detectors bat walk Bats BBQ berry picking bird watching bonfire bugs bush craft bushcraft campfire carols charity Children Christmas Clubs country parks Countryside centre Coyboys craft crafts Cressing Temple Cycling danbury dawn chorus dens Dinos Dinosaurs Dogs Allowed dragon hunting Dragons drink making early years Easter educational elves Evening Event events fair Falconry families Family family activities fancy dress fantastic beasts farm Father Christmas February Half Term feeding festive fete fire Fishing flowers Football Pitches foraging free free danbury wild free event Free Events fun fungi get lost gifts great notley country park Gruffalo Trail Hadleigh Half Term Halloween History holiday activities Horse Riding hot chocolate hunt kite making Knights lantern making magical creatures marine market marshmallows messy play Mills mobile making monsters moths mushrooms music nature Nature Club night walk october half term older children Out door adventure Outdoor outdoor play Outdoors Owls Picnic Area Pirates Playground pond dipping pre school presents Princesses pumpkin carving pumpkins puzzles quest Refreshments Santa santas grotto sealife Self Guided Trail Shcool Holidays shelters Shiver Me Timbers sloe berries sloe gin sloes spooky stories story walk storytelling summer holiday summer holiday activities summer holiday activity summer holidays things to do Thonrdon Thonrdon North Thonron Thorndon thorndon north Thorndon park North Thorndon park south Thorndon South Thornon Toilets traditional trail Treasure Hunt unicorn Volunteering walk walks weald country park Wild Wednesday Wild West wildlife wreath making Xmas zoo

Shrek Day

Your class will be going on a fairy-tale adventure, realising their natural talents and discovering the woodlands and surrounding habitats. Activities that may be...

Find out more

Charles Darwin Day

Your class will step into the shoes of naturalists like Darwin; travelling to new and mysterious lands, exploring, discovering and investigating. The day is designed...

Find out more

Room on the Broom

“The witch had a cat and a very tall hat” Your class will follow the magical journey of the witch and the cat.  They will experience different environments...

Find out more

Tudor and Medieval Days

Cressing Temple Medieval Barns are the ideal environment for inspirational educational visits. The Barns date back to the 13th century, a time when the site was...

Find out more

Iron Age and Roman Days

Hadleigh Country Park proudly offers its unique Iron Age Roundhouse as an educational venue for schools to experience the daily life of the ancient Britons during...

Find out more

Geocaching

Geocaching is a treasure hunting game using GPS technology to find hidden caches (boxes). There are currently over 1 million caches hidden worldwide for further...

Find out more

Physics in the Park

Using the fabulous adventure trail that spans the length of the park your class will have the opportunity to experience the full force of the physics principles...

Find out more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

This is an exciting day out that brings the familiar tale of the Very Hungry Caterpillar to life. Your class will experience a day full of colour, counting and investigation....

Find out more

Billy Goats Gruff Day

All of the activities your class will experience are related to goats or trolls on this day of discovery! This is a brilliant way for your class to bring Traditional...

Find out more

A Day at the Seaside

Join our Rangers for this most enjoyable day away from the crowds, where you can step back in time and enjoy a traditional day by the seaside. Cudmore Grove on Mersea...

Find out more

World War II

Children visit gun emplacements and searchlight pillboxes. Using a variety of materials they also design and plan a shelter to protect them from the elements and...

Find out more

Sensory and Teddies in Dens

For many of the young children who come on this trip it could be their first visit without their parents or carer. Therefore, Teddies in Dens is designed to be a...

Find out more