Information on bringing a school group, how many children are permitted, activities children can do, will site officers be available to assist, charges, do you need to book, getting a map of the site and are risk assessments carried out.
It is important to consider the following:
We do not have a limit on the size of a group but smaller groups are preferable due to the nature of some of the activities that may be carried out, such as pond dipping, which requires more supervision of children.
There are a variety of activities that are suitable for children and young adults of school age. Popular activities include pond dipping, building habitat piles, planting trees, orienteering, learning about nature by carrying out environmental activities.
In addition most reserves have geocaching as an activity that can be undertaken, provided the children have a GPS enabled phone. A resource pack is available for teachers to use on nature reserves.
Away from local nature reserves a tracker pack is available for use by groups of young people, wanting to explore the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail. Locations are Welton and Londesborough. For further information please contact Samantha Mcgivern on (01482) 395202.
A site officer may be available to assist with a visit, but the school are also welcome to use the LNRs independently.
No, there is no charge, except for a small charge for parking at several of our reserves (Danes Dyke, South Landing and the Flamborough Headland).
No, but it is preferable to let us know by completing the general enquiry form on the right hand side of the page so that the site officer is aware.
An A4 map of the LNR is available online by using our local nature reserve finder and selecting the individual nature reserve.
No, the school should produce their own risk assessment but we have developed a set of safety guidance notes to help this process.
Please contact us by using the general enquiry form and we will send you our Visitor Risk Assessment and Safety Guidance Notes for the reserve you are considering visiting.