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Fairhaven is a woodland garden comprising 130 acres of diverse habitats including ancient oak and beech, alder carr and our own broad. Our woodland is 100% organically managed using traditional techniques such as coppicing. As a result we have some fantastic wildlife – some of it quite rare! Leaving the classroom behind students can experience first-hand these various habitats that make a visit to Fairhaven so unique.


Fairhaven Woodland Garden School Visits


Typical School Visit  *We are happy to adapt each visit to the needs of the school. Each activity is linked to the national curriculum. We are also a member of BEEN: The Broads Environmental Education Network.

9.55am ~ Arrive and welcome with a brief safety talk.

10am ~ First activity: nature walk to the schools area encompassing the habitats, wildlife and history of the garden.

10.40am ~ Snack time outdoors.

10.50am ~ Second activity (choose from menu below).

11.30am ~ Third activity (choose from menu below).

12.15pm ~ Lunchtime outdoors and den building.

1pm ~ Fourth activity (choose from menu below).

2pm ~ Back to school.



Menu

Dyke Dipping ~ find out what creatures live in our dykes.

Hedge Bashing ~ explore a hedge habitat.

Leaf Litter Rummage ~ a truly hands-on experience up close and personal with bugs.

Tree Identification ~ test your knowledge of our native trees.

Build a Nest Challenge ~ team work for budding ornithologists.

Mini Beast Homes ~ create the ideal bug home to take back to school.

Bird Feeders ~ choose from a pic n’ mix bird buffet to make a feeder to take back to school.

Clay Mini Beasts ~ make a fantasy/real mini beast out of clay to take back to school.

Tree Face Clay Play ~ imagine a tree face then create one using clay (this one has to stay on the tree!)


For further information or to make a booking please email Sue Telford;  bookings@fairhavengarden.co.uk


Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, NR13 6DZ


Cost is £5.00 per student