Pagham Harbour and Medmerry
Sitting in one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast, Pagham and Medmerry are important places for many species of birds, insects, mammals and plants.
What we offer
Our activities are designed to be hands-on and fun, with many opportunities to get your class closer to nature. With a range of habitats to explore, your class can search for special plants and animals on the saltmarsh and shingle and look for minibeasts in our pond and meadows.
The majority of our sessions are within easy walking distance of Pagham Harbour's visitor centre. Pagham has an indoor space, toilets and picnic area, so your class can have a fun, safe and educational visit. Our coastal sessions can be accessed by minibus at Church Norton.
Medmerry is home to the largest open-coast managed realignment scheme in Europe, making it an ideal location for secondary geography students. It was created between 2011 and 2013 and consists of shingle, mudflats, tidal lagoons, saltmarsh, widllife-friendly farmland and dragonfly-rich ditches. Access is possible by minibus.
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 Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve visit the reserve page.
For directions to Medmerry visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 230KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 233KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 232KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 153KbEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 152KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 152KbKS1 Discovering Mud Minibeasts
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, 27KbKS5 A level Biology Succession
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Coasts