Howe Park Wood Education and Visitor Centre
Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre
Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre is the first publicly open general visitor facility operated by The Parks Trust in Milton Keynes. The Education & Visitor Centre was commissioned to provide a focal point for delivering environmental education activities and raise awareness of the natural history of both the SSSI at Howe Park Wood and more generally the natural history of Milton Keynes and work of The Parks Trust.
The centre comprises a classroom, toilet facilities, a café, and a covered outdoor patio area overlooking the pond. There are features of green technology such as PV Panels, an air source heat pump and low water usage taps which we can use to demonstrate sustainable energy use. Externally, the centre is constructed with integral bird nesting boxes and insect habitat boxes which will provide an additional educational resource. There is also a newly constructed pond dipping platform area to enable access to the ponds for study.
Hours of operation:
The classroom is available for bookings from 9am-10pm every day.
Café opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm May - October. Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm November - April.
Howe Park Wood Centre after school groups
Howe Park Wood is a great place to visit with your group. As an ancient woodland and a SSSI site, the wood is a brilliant location to learn about wildlife and nature. We provide a range of activities to help you work towards badges, explore the natural environment or just do something fun!read more
Corporate team building at Howe Park Wood
Enjoy a day of fun and engaging team building activities with your organisationread more
Private Hire of Classroom
The centre is available for private hire for community outdoor learning activities, including after school clubs, uniformed groups like Scouts & Guides and local interest groups, such as wildlife, natural history or gardening groups, to host meetings.read more
Howe Park Wood has always been a fantastic location for outdoor learning activities. The woodland setting is ideal for studying comparative habitats, specific genera and for generally experiencing the natural world.read more