Using our unique surroundings, students can explore the different habitats through pond dipping and mini beast hunts.
You see, the marvellous thing about our park is it’s got a bit of everything: oodles of green space; a spectacularly spruced up lake; lakeside walks and free playgrounds too. There’s plenty to keep students busy for the day making for an exciting school trip.
There are opportunities to investigate science and physics through experiments in our playground laboratory, designing rides or building dens. Plus, discover more about social history told through the story of our founder and inventor Charles Wicksteed.
For information on our education events or to discuss bespoke packages, please contact:
Community & Education Team
01536 512475 ext. 235Email Now
Our Community and Education Team offer a range of engaging activities and workshops to support the learning of school groups from foundation stage to sixth form as well as:
• Preschool and childminding groups
• uniformed organisations, home-schooled groups, youth clubs and family groups
• adult and community organisations such as U3A, and W.I
All our activities are designed to enrich curriculum-based subjects, and they can be designed to suit a particular focus or needs of an individual or group. The workshop activities explore skills across different curriculum areas, including History, Science, Geography, Values & Citizenship, Design, Art, and English. Included in our offers are:
• Experienced activity leaders
• Bespoke activity package
• Practical and fun hands on sessions
• Pre-visit discussions and information
• Provision of all equipment and materials
Our key focus is to engage all participants in creative methods of learning.
Here at Wicksteed Park we aim to provide a unique and exciting day that helps to educate and inspire students across the UK. To this we have several key points to our approach of Educational Days.
Use creativity to engage the learners and encourage them to develop their imagination, originality and enjoyment.
Promote the use of Wicksteed Park as a landscape for learning by creating exciting, challenging and inspiring experiences for all involved.
Use our rich heritage and landscape to enrich the learning experience.
Provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment for our learners and visitors.
Mini Beast Hunt
Teddy Bears Picnic
Charles Wicksteed Day
Wicksteed by the Sea
Wartime at Wicksteed
Wicksteed Victorian Christmas
Art & Literature
Nature By Design
Trees in Books & Books from Trees
Science & Design
Friction and Forces
Fairgrounds and Rollercoasters
On arrival at Wicksteed Park pupils will be welcomed to the park and shown a designated place for lunch bags. There are ample toilet facilities within the park and during our peak season a gift shop and cafes.
Education workshops take place both indoors within our learning space or pavilion and outdoors, dependant on the activities selected. Please ensure pupils have appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing for the conditions.
An indoor space will be available during the lunch break, tap water is available for pupils and complementary tea and coffee available for staff. Weather permitting the park offers lots of wonderful spaces for picnics.
For more information on our school visit pacakges please check out the provided PDFs below for all the inforamation you need to get started. Our Education Pack contains and in-depth look into the activites and classes we have on offer throughout the year as well as information on pre-visits, health and safety and a handy history guide to the park.
Alternatively contact our Community and Education Team who will be happy to help or discuss any bespoke needs by you and your group.