The reserve has been specially designed for school visits and has so much to offer for teaching your class about wetland habitats.
Book your place
Interested in bringing your class to our reserve? Complete a booking request form and send it in below.
What we offer
Kingfishers and water voles are regular visitors and are just some of the fascinating wildlife living on this reserve.
The visitor centre has superbly-equipped classrooms and interactive displays. Purpose-built pond dipping and minibeast areas mean children can freely explore the habitats safely, and get the most out of their visit with us.
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 Rye Meads visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 239KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 161KEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 157KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 82KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 78KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 82KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 77KbKS2 Discovering Birds
Word doc, 29KbKS3 Geographical fieldwork
Word doc, 33KbKS3 Science Ecological investigations and sampling
Word doc, 28KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Ecosystems
Word doc, 29KbKS4 GCSE ScienceBiology (2016) Managing for Water Quality
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Biology Sampling Biodiversity
Word doc, 26KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Ecosystems and Sustainability