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.
Book your place
Interested in bringing your class to our reserve? Complete a booking request form and send it in below.
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, 239KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 161KbEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 157KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 159KbKS1 Discovering Mud Minibeasts
PDF, 82KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 78KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 82KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 77KbKS2 Discovering Birds
PDF, 70KbKS2 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