RSPB Saltholme

School Trips

Home / North / Durham

We offer school groups the opportunity to connect to nature, to learn more about our local wildlife and to also gain an appreciation for the importance of everything within our environment. The students will have the chance to immerse themselves in hands on and practical exploration activities, from pond dipping and meadow sweeping to identifying plants and random sampling. Many of our workshops will also include plenty of games, discussions and chances to be creative with environmental art, to make sure the students are fully engaged throughout their visit.

Why book RSPB Saltholme for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Saltholme has a whole host of wildlife to explore and fantastic facilities to help you experience it. Our knowledgeable Learning team will guide you through our fascinating workshops and give you and your group a trip to remember.

What activities are available during group visits?

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EYFS and KS1 Workshops:
Discovering Pond Minibeasts
Discovering Land Minibeasts
Seasonal Sensory Walk
Brilliant birds
Plant Detectives

KS2 Workshops:
Pond Habitat Study
Investigating Minibeasts
Living Things and Their Habitats
Discovering Birds

KS3 Workshops
Ecological Investigations and Sampling
Geographical Fieldwork

KS4 Workshops:
Geography Ecosystems
Ecological Fieldwork Techniques
Managing for Water Quality

KS5 Workshops:
Geography- Ecosystems and sustainability
Biology -Succession
Biology - Sampling Biodiversity
Biology- Human Impact

What size groups do you cater for?

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We can accommodate up to 60 students

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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We have a classroom in the Visitor Centre, where you can store bags and eat lunch.

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes we have first aid cover in the Visitor Centre.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We have two disabled toilets, accessible pond platforms and our paths in the Discovery Zone and garden are all wheelchair friendly.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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