Environmental Education & Field Study Centre

Welcome to Naturesbase Education  /  Croeso i  Naturesbase

BRILLIANT DAY TRIPS THIS AUTUMN

Since April, through our expertise, we have helped many schools develop their outdoor learning through a series of zoom conferences and practical advice. We know children of all abilities respond positively to learning from the diverse and stimulating outdoor environment and school grounds.  Excelling, gaining confidence and developing  self-esteem is what they need in these challenging times. Whether it be expressing one's self through poetry stimulated by experiential activities, creating a piece of organic art in the style of a contemporary or bonding through team building.

Children need more than ever to have the opportunity to explore, socialise and learn by doing!  We believe that we have two solutions for your children:
  1.  Visit Naturesbase Environmental Centre and have a day exclusive to your school full of exciting, challenging, and creative activities £20 per child.
  2. To your school - Our experienced staff bring the Day Trip to your school. Hours of Naturesbase activities of your choice at a price of £400* for up to 30 children.  Flexible timings; all our staff hold current, enhanced DBS. (Please see the list of activities available at your school)
  • We can offer more than one day or half a group am and the other half pm
  • All staff are fully trained in COVID procedures
  • We only host one school at a time
  • ​We have a full Covid 19 risk assessment and practice in place for visiting school groups, additional hand washing facilities and a daily deep cleaning schedule.
We hope that reading this website gives you a sense of the dynamism, friendliness and warmth that Naturesbase offers. As one of the countries leading providers of environmental outdoor education we aim to create a caring and supportive environment which promotes learning by doing, nurtures initiative and encourages an enquiring mind.  We provide a safe haven for learning, well being and developing self-esteem within a rich and diverse natural landscape. We are proud to be a little different and recognise that learning at all levels requires an informed balance of learning through the head heart and hand. Whether you are an A level student, a practicing teacher or a yr 3 pupil on their first residential you will not  just be another visitor but very much part of the Naturesbase hub whilst staying here.  That is why we only accept one school at a time so the pupils and teachers have our full attention and become immersed in Naturesbase life 24/7. Striving towards a sustainable infrastructure is at the core of Naturesbase. We care about the food that we grow, prepare and eat, the buildings we shelter in, the energy that keeps us warm, the people that we meet, the waste that we produce and the wildlife that surrounds us. We are taking reservation bookings for 2021 and have availability in February and 1 week in March and the Autumn term.  We are not taking any deposits until the covid advice allows residential trips to go ahead.
 

Primary

Primary School Residential Trips

KS3 / CE / GCSE

Residential Trips, Fieldwork and Half Day Activities

A Level

AS, A2, A Level and IB courses

INSET / CPD

Team meetings or Residential Training

Naturesbase purpose-built residential centre is surrounded by its diverse landscape, hand-reared animals, and outdoors classroom spaces. We offer school day-trips and residential education programmes for primary and secondary schools, teachers CPD/ INSET and families. Our specialist team of qualified teaching staff encourage both children and adults to learn new skills, benefit from experiences and develop a deeper understanding of the natural world. Whether a visit to Naturesbase is for a daytrip or a little longer - the memories will last a lifetime. Please explore our site, see the picture gallery and contact us with any questions. We very much look forward to welcoming and sharing the wonderful atmosphere of Naturesbase with you and your class soon. Gyles, Alison and the team