Sessions in the parks: Primary schools


Our sessions are usually held on your local Parks Trust land, within walking distance from your school. This eliminates the hassle and cost of transport, while introducing children to what is in their local area. The parks in the Trust’s care include ancient woodlands, SSSI sites, balancing lakes and linear river parks.

Charges for Sessions in Parks:

  • Schools: charges for a half-day session are £3.00 per child. (A 50% non-refundable deposit is to be paid at the time of booking)
  • Pre-schools/Foundation Stage: Learning for Little People sessions last one hour and cost £2.50 per child

We also run two Education Centres. If you require more facilities and would like a full day session then why not take a look at the sessions we run from one of our two education centres: Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre or Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Education Centre. Please note, these sessions have an additional cost.

Outdoor Learning Sessions in our Parks

Learning for Little People:

We offer children the opportunity to explore the outdoor environment through a wide range of short, fun and interactive sessions. These sessions support many areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including learning & development and lead onto further additional learning which can take place back in the classroom.

Our Early Years activities feature some fabulous cuddly creatures who would love to meet the younger children of Milton Keynes! Why not join Teddy in discovering the wildlife in the parks or help develop life skills through play and hands-on learning experiences in our Learning for Little People sessions? We have created sessions tailored specifically towards Pre-school and Foundation children. For example, for our Bugs session we have created a series of activities based around "The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book which has proved very popular with our younger visitors. You could also learn about how trees grow in our “Where the Wild Things Are” session. (Please note these sessions last for one hour).

Teddy (available year round)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (available April-October)

Where the Wild Things Are (available year round)

Key Stages 1 & 2:

We offer schools a wide choice of ranger-led fun activities to help students achieve a better understanding of the parks and the wildlife within them and to help broaden their educational experience. Most sessions last two hours and are designed to support many areas of the National Curriculum including science, geography and P.E.

Animal Antics (available year round)

Fossils (available year round - this session can only take place at our Stonepit Field Site in Great Linford)

Habitats (available March-October)

Our Park Year (available year round)

Plants - KS1 and KS2 (available April-October)

Ponds (available April-October)

Rivers (available year round)

Senses (available year round)

Survival Session/Bushcraft (available year round)

Team Challenges (available year round)

Winter Wanders (available from November-March)

All Ages – Guided Walks

We can provide guided walks which can be tailored to your classes’ specific needs.  Topics for walks we’ve offered in the past have included Rainforests, Nocturnal Animals, and Balancing Lakes & Flood Prevention in MK. If you’re interested in booking a guided walk, please contact us to discuss your needs.

All sessions can be tailored to different age groups - please contact the outdoor learning team to discuss your requirements.

 Schools terms and conditions

Risk Assessments

Please follow this link for our Risk Assessments. Please note that organisers are responsible for their own risk assessments and will need to adapt these as they see fit.

Booking Enquiry Form

Please fill out the School enquiry form below or contact the team at 01908 233600 or for further information.

Ready to Book?

If you are ready to make a booking, please follow the link to the booking form.

School enquiry form

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You can find a list of our current activities on our website

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