Educational Activities

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Gruffalo Trail

Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters in Thorndon Country Park North at Brentwood.

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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...

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Shrek Day

Your class will embark on a fairy-tale adventure; realising their natural talents and discovering the woodlands and surrounding habitats. Thinking creatively about...

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Darwin & Other Explorers

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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World War II

Your class will step back in time to glimpse life as World War II soldiers. They will explore some of Essex’ wartime sites, and take part in training exercises,...

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Sensory and Teddies in Woods

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 Woods is designed to be...

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