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Above and Below Education Package

What is 'Above and Below'?

This unique venture between Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB will allow pupils to experience both the Living Seas Centre and Bempton Cliffs in one fun-packed day, experiencing exciting wildlife that lives both on the cliffs and below the waves.

When can we visit?

Between mid March and the end of July. There will be a two hour session at each site. Morning sessions start at 10am and afternoon sessions at 1pm. Group leaders are welcome to visit either site at any time of year for a pre-visit.

What should we bring?

You can bring up to 60 children. All children need to bring suitable clothing for an outdoor field trip. Depending on the weather, each pupil should have a warm coat, hat and gloves, sun hat and sun screen and strong shoes or Wellington boots.


Individual charge of £8.00 per child. Teachers and helpers are free.

Suitable for:

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, A-level.


To find out more or to book a visit for your school please contact RSPB Bempton Cliffs on 01262 422211 or



Join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at the Living Seas Centre, South Landing, Flamborough. Here you will discover the fascinating marine wildlife to be found off the Yorkshire coast. The chosen activity will be tide dependent but your school can……

Go on a Seashore Safari to discover the exciting animals and seaweeds that make their home on South Landing’s beach. Pupils will be equipped with spotter guides and bingo sheets to see how many different animals they can find. There will then be the opportunity to take a closer look at our marine wildlife under the guidance of YWT staff.

Become a Seashore Detective to see what clues have been washed up by the incoming tide. What do these strandline treasures tell us about what lives offshore? What can we learn about ancient seas? How does a walk along the beach teach us about marine conservation? All these questions, and more, will be answered.

After either activity there may be the opportunity to get creative with a bit of beach art!

What should you bring: Wellington boots are a must. That way there will be no wet feet!

And Above………

Every spring 250,000 seabirds flock to the cliffs to raise their young on the narrow ledges. Being the most accessible seabird colony in the UK, Bempton provides superb views of breeding kittiwakes, fulmars, herring gulls, razorbills, guillemots, puffins and gannets.

On a visit to our fantastic reserve on the very edge of the coast, and only a handful of miles from Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey, you and your class are guaranteed a grandstand view as an amazing story unfolds.

From the cliff-top path and our special viewpoints, you'll experience the sights, the sounds – and the smells – of life in one of the UK's largest and most important seabird colonies.

What we offer?

Bempton provides the perfect setting for exploring a coastal habitat. The seabirds provide an up-close experience that can be used to explore topics such as habitats, food chains and adaptations. There are other topics that can be explored from the geology and land use of the area to the human impact on our marine environment. The sheer scale of the reserve offers many surprises and opportunities for the whole curriculum.