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Newport Wetlands

A wildlife haven on the edge of the city to inspire your class

Where once there were storage lagoons for pulverised fuel ash from the neighbouring Uskmouth Power Station and poorly improved land, there is now a nature reserve.

Newport Wetlands has grassland, woodland, reedbeds and mudflats. It is also home to a wealth of wildlife, including ducks, geese and swans, birds of prey, otters, frogs, toads, butterflies and dragonflies.

Pupils and students can explore all this for themselves by studying the environment of Newport Wetlands first-hand.

Visits focus on subjects such as science, geography, history, art and creative writing. Pupils will be able to work scientifically and learn new skills while they increase their knowledge of the environment.

We are happy to visit your school or college to promote the work of the RSPB and to deliver environmental education programmes. Outreach sessions can provide an introductory and/or follow-up session for a reserve visit. Outreach is offered subject to staff availability. Please contact us for further details.

Boy using bug viewer at Newport Wetlands centre

We have had a wonderful day – very hands-on. Extremely well organised. Children of all abilities were able to access all activities.

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Durationper childminimum costs
Half dayPrimary £3.85; Secondary £4.40; Tertiary £4.95£33
Full dayPrimary £5.50; Secondary £6.05; Tertiary £6.60£55

Fact file

How to find us:

For directions to Newport Wetlands visit the reserve page

When to visit:

You can visit all year round, any time during the week. Full-day visits start around 10 am and last around four hours, including a break for lunch. We can organise half-day sessions which will last around two hours.

You are welcome to visit at any time of year to see where your group will be working, carry out your own risk assessment and finalise your programme.

Suitable for

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4.


This site has been externally verified to ensure that we are providing high quality learning experiences and managing safety effectively via the LOtC Quality Badge scheme. Read the report.