Ribble Discovery Centre
Our lakeside location, just a few minutes' walk from the mud, saltmarsh and sand dunes of the mighty Ribble, is the perfect base to explore the seaside with us.
Book your place
Interested in bringing your class to our reserve? Complete a booking request form and send it in below.
What we offer
The Ribble Discovery Centre, which we run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council, offers a unique hands-on and fun learning experience. With opportunities to uncover the secrets of the Ribble Estuary mud and the creatures that call it home, and practical field work on the sand dunes, there are opportunities for all key stages.
Our centre has a large learning space which you can use as a base for your visit. Within easy reach of this, there is a variety of interesting habitats, making a trip to the Ribble Discovery Centre a safe, yet exciting, coastal visit.
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 Ribble Discovery Centre visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 230kbEYFS and KS1 brilliant birds
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 161KbEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 159KbKS1 Discovering Mud Minibeasts
PDF, 157KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 76KbKS1 Going to the seaside
PDF, 82KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 77.1kbKS2 Discovering Birds
PDF, 78KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 82KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 70KbKS2 Investigating Coasts
Word doc, 29KbKS3 Geographical fieldwork
Word doc, 27KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Coastal Landscapes and Management
PDF, 27KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Coasts
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A level Biology Succession