Environmental visits for schools

Ecology ActivitiesQuality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

The new Ecology Centre

Work has finished on the new Ecology Centre in Holland Park and from October sessions will use our new building by the adventure playground next to the Abbotsbury Road Car Park.

If you would like to view our new facilities and plan a school or class visit you are very welcome to come for a pre-visit where we can discuss the various sessions available for your class or just to have a look around.

The Ecology Centre provides a key facility for local schools to study and enjoy the natural environment, and can be booked for field trips and environmental education workshops throughout the year.  Located in the stable yard of Holland House, the centre is well resourced with a range of scientific equipment, reference materials, live and static specimens and other learning and teaching facilities.

Outdoor investigations take place in the Holland Park Wildlife Area, which features a superb wildlife pond with a dipping platform; woodland and grassland habitats. Visiting groups can work independently or with a member of staff. 

We offer curriculum-linked lessons as well as creative cross-curricular and a Forest School programme. Popular sessions include habitats, plant studies, food chains and nature explorers.

For more information about visits for schools, please see:

Fees and charges

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How to find us

See how to find the Ecology Centre.