At Everdon we offer day visits led by experienced qualified Rangers. We can offer programmes linked to specific learning outcomes and hands-on, active sessions.
Our qualified and experienced rangers are with the children all day and lead the activities, providing a very hands-on interactive experience for the children.
All of our staff are committed to making the experience as positive and beneficial as it can be. We aim to provide children with lasting memories and to help them to achieve more.
Come and visit Everdon for the day. Alternatively, one of our rangers could visit your school or a local natural area (subject to suitability of the site). We can bring many of our programmes to you or do curriculum subjects like Maths, Literacy and Science.
What you need to bring
- packed lunch
- wellingtons or stout closed in shoes
- long sleeved top and long trousers
- sun hat or warm hat
- waterproof coat
- gloves and scarf in cold weather
We provide the children with any equipment required for the activities.
£11 per pupil sessions run from 10am to 2:30pm or as arranged. Adults come free.
Our team of qualified and experienced Rangers work with the children throughout the day and each Ranger is DBS cleared. Schools are required to ensure they have conducted their own risk assessments for their visit and have made arrangements for first aid for their group.
Day visit activities
We can offer courses tailor made but the general themes are listed below. We can run a day to meet your curriculum requirements or just put on a day where building the 'soft skills' of communication, teamwork and confidence through fun is the main priority.
A fun way to learn about the Egyptians: work as a team to move stones using sticks and rope, try your hand at Egyptian hieroglyphics and create a space protected from evil using the Eye of Horus Mark.
Search the stream and discover the life teeming beneath its surface. Explore for signs of life and investigate the richness of the invertebrates hidden below the water. Use simple scientific guides to identify them.
Discover the world of the wildlife in our woodlands and the signs that tell us they are there. Visit a badger sett and make your own ‘home’ for a minibeast. Use sensory games to learn how they live and survive there and simple scientific guides to identify them.
Explore the colours and textures of nature, make tree faces or create your own masterpiece from natural found materials.
Explore the local environment developing maps reading, orientation and compass skills. This could include a short walk looking at using nature to help us discover natural navigation clues.
Using a map, find your way to the clues and answer the questions to nature puzzles or use anagrams and maths skills. An introduction to the use of maps and developing spatial awareness.
Using a variety of methods the children will find out about the physical geography of the river. Working scientifically they will gather data about the speed of the flow, the cross section of the river and the invertebrates that inhabit it and field sketch a superb meander
Use games and investigations to find out what plants need for their growth, look at food chains and webs and the nutrient cycle. Identify flora in the woodland and discover the part of plants, take leaf and bark rubbings. Listen to the ‘heart beat’ of a tree and find its height and age.
A hands-on day exploring life in the Stone Age. Try your hand at wattle and daub, build a shelter to keep you safe, and make Neolithic bags and Hapazoma.
Using our comprehensive set of equipment the children will take part in team building sessions. These involve communication and physical skills in order to solve practical problems.
Come for a day to fit in with your school theme. We are happy to design new themes if you give us enough notice, please contact us for details.
Become a detective and compare the village with your own local environment. Discover what the buildings can tell you about their history and how they were made and used.
Last updated 01 April 2023