Environmental Education & Field Study Centre

Teacher’s Views

We work with and provide training for many organisations including; The Royal Geographical Society ( RGS); The Geographical Association; Institute of Education, London University; Teach First; The Soil Association; Sangam Education Centre, Bangalore, India; Oviedo University, Spain; and many primary and secondary schools nationally through our outreach progamme.

A sample of the feedback from visiting Naturesbase Environmental Education Centre:



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Headteacher Stow Primary School 2017

Dear Gyles, Alison and the Naturesbase team.

Thank you so much for the amazing time that our children enjoyed yet again at your wonderful Naturesbase. We are so thrilled with the levels of enjoyment, independence, team work, adventure and community spirit that you instill in them and the amazing things that the children achieve whilst with you. The coverage of the curriculum at Naturesbase is fantastic but nothing can quite capture or match up to all  those wonderful extra-curricular moments and opportunities that stay with the children for the rest of their lives. Wonderful memories in a wonderful magical place - thank you so much.


Firwood Manor School - Kate Ringrose 2017

' Naturesbase is an extraordinary experience for children. It works wonders for their understanding of nature, each other and deepens their value of appreciating freedom and creativity in a space which feeds the soul. Gyles and Alison and the team work hard with care, thought and love which permeates the experience  and provides the children with one of those memories which stays with them for the rest of their lives.'

Bath School

Dear Alison and Gyles,

Thank you so much for the lovely time we spent at Naturesbase and for being so accommodating to Emma's ( a partially sighted girl ed. ) needs both before we arrived and whilst we were there. Her feedback to me has been very positive as she had such a fun time throughout her stay.

Please also send my regards to Tamsin and thank her for being so friendly and for adapting her activities, when needed, for Emma. It made everything so much more inclusive and enjoyable.

On a personal note, thank you all for being so welcoming. I had a fantastic time and felt very spoilt with the lovely food and fantastic accommodation  in the 'teacher tent'.

Aberaeron Primary School

Year 4, Aberaeron Primary School enjoyed a fantastic day, full of interesting and challenging activities at Naturesbase, Cilcennin. We received a very warm welcome from all the staff. The  pupils and their teacher thoroughly enjoyed the day with one pupil stating, “It was the best day ever!” We look forward to future visits.

 Aeth Blwyddyn 4, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron i Naturesbase yng Nghilcennin,  lle gafwyd diwrnod diddorol a heriol. Cafwyd croeso cynnes gan yr holl staff. Fe wnaeth y disgyblion a’r athrawes mwynhau’r diwrnod yn fawr iawn gydag un plentyn yn dweud, “Dyna’r diwrnod gorau erioed!” Yr ydym yn edrych ymlaen at fwy o ymweliadau yn y dyfodol.

R. Emberey KS3 Geography Teacher

 Thank you so much. We all had a wonderful stay at Naturesbase. I loved it and the kids all said what a fantastic time they had. A perfect mix of Geography & bush craft. You have a very special place indeed.

Liz Booth Head Dalmain Primary School Lewisham

There is no doubt that you offer a unique experience for pupils and staff who visit Naturesbase. In terms of value educationally I can’t praise you and your team enough. Skills and experiences that they have learnt and been through will last them a life time.

Warwick Prep School

Your attention to detail, be it with the activities you chose, the children’s tent experiences (not forgetting to mention the luxury tent experience for the staff), your commitment to health, safety and risk assessments or the culinary experiences, really was exceptional. Everything seems to have been thought of at Naturesbase.

There is no doubt that you offer a unique experience for pupils who visit the farm, and I am confident that it will be an experience our girls hold in their childhood memory for the rest of their life.

O.Snell Head of Geography Colfes School, London

Thank you so much for our stay. All the staff and AS geography  students enjoyed themselves very much. The vibe is relaxed but studious. Spot on. The rivers model was commented on by a number of students who finally 'got it' so this is a must for next year. The sites and results were great, ideal for the AS exam. The centre is well run, food excellent and I highly recommend it.

Lynams part of the Dragon School, Oxford

As ever, another excellent week spent at Naturesbase Camp. Each year something is slightly different in the course you offer and we feel this keeps the experience live for returning staff too, as well as variety for the children. With siblings now beginning to attend it is good for them to be able to go back with different tales of their Naturesbase Camp experience from those their older sisters have shared with them.

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