Wicksteed Park

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.

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Get in touch

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

Community & Education Team

01536 512475 ext. 235

education@wicksteedpark.org

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Activities & workshops

Our Community and Education Team offer a range of engaging activities and workshops to support the learning needs of children and young people, our activities are designed to enrich curriculum based subjects, these can be designed to suit a particular focus or needs of an individual or group – let us know your requirements and we will deliver it.

The workshop activities can also explore skills across different curriculum areas, including History, Science, Geography, Values & Citizenship, Design, Art, and English.

The 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.

Provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment for our learners and visitors.

Use our rich heritage and landscape to enrich the learning experience.

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.

Our Education Activity Programmes

Habitats

Mini Beast Hunt
Pond Dipping
Bird Watch
Tree Identification
Teddy Bears Picnic

History

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

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

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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.

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Ice cream vendor handing out icecreams to children at Wicksteed Park

You can pre-order icecreams for the entire group ready for the day. Just get in contact with our team and we will confirms costs and provide them for you.

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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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