A trip to Minsmere isn't so much about what you'll explore, but what not to explore!
What we offer
From ancient woodland, wetlands and reedbeds, to lagoons and a shingle beach, few sites can offer such a range of habitats for your class to explore. Your class can enjoy hands-on practical activities within easy walking distance of the well-equipped Discovery Zone and classroom.
Our beautiful reserve is home to an extraordinary range of wildlife. Visit us and you might see butterflies and dragonflies, rare plants and little terns on our sand dunes or those iconic birds - avocets, marsh harriers and bitterns - whose conservation stories are so intimately linked to Minsmere.
Whether studying birds, other wildlife, landscape or habitats, groups will find a warm welcome here, as well as one of the UK's best wildlife experiences.
To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking.
Each programme is designed to last two hours; sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole-day visit.
How to find us:
For directions to Minsmere visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 230KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 232KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 233KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 153KbEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 70KbKS1 Going to the seaside
PDF, 152KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 69KbKS2 Rocks and Soils
PDF, 72KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 70KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 72KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 66KbKS2 Discovering Birds
PDF, 109KbKS2 Investigating Coasts
Word doc, 29KbKS3 Geographical fieldwork
Word doc, 33KbKS3 Science Ecological investigations and sampling
Word doc, 27KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Coastal Landscapes and Management
Word doc, 27KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Ecosystems
Word doc, 29KbKS4 GCSE ScienceBiology (2016) Managing for Water Quality
Word doc, 26KbKS5 A Level Biology Human Impact
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Biology Sampling Biodiversity
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A level Biology Succession
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Coasts
Word doc, 26KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Ecosystems and Sustainability