Educational School Days

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.

Get in touch

For information on our education events or to discuss bespoke packages, please contact:

Community & Education Team

01536 512475 ext. 235

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Activities & workshops

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.

Our Approach

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.

Our Education Activity Programmes


Mini Beast Hunt

Pond Dipping

Bird Watch

Tree Identification

Teddy Bears Picnic


Charles Wicksteed Day

Victorian 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

Sally the Snail

* Our spring and summer education activities includes a ride on the train or carousel subject to the activity selected.

On The Day

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.

Educational Info

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.

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