Find out about the fabulous new facilities available to schools thanks to our new Flutter By garden
All our 'Early Years' activities are aimed at 2 to 5 year olds and provide a fantastic introduction to the natural world. We aim to stimulate children’s natural curiosity about the world around them through a combination of sensory activities and natural play.
We have an engaging and exciting range of activities to increase children’s understanding of our whole environment. Our most popualr activities, pond dipping and minibeasting encourage a caring attitude towards wildlife and participation in conservation. We also offer a whole range of other creative and fun activities.
Strong emphasis is placed on gaining hands-on experience and knowledge of habitat and wildlife management by participating in practical tasks in a range of habitats on the reserve. These sessions provide a particularly positive and engaging learning experience for students who have special needs and learning difficulties.
We offer a range of tailor made opportunities to involve secondary school and undergraduate students through fieldwork and outdoor visits; practical conservation tasks; and school grounds/community projects. These experiences provide opportunities to develop knowledge and skills.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s education service has a very wide repertoire of exciting and adventurous environmental games and activities which are ideal for birthday parties. The Cafe can provide a delicious birthday buffet or cake, and the use of the Discovery Room is included as part of the birthday package.
Join us on 15th May from 3:30pm until 6pm for a free taster of the activities your class could expect at Potteric Carr
Hands on discovery and learning outside the classroom
Potteric Carr offers a rich variety of wildlife education programmes for community groups and all key stage level classes from Early Years through to University level.
The activities held at Potteric Carr aim to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take an active interest in local wildlife and its conservation. We provide children, young people and adults with fun, relevant, high quality environmental education. Out of classroom learning at Potteric Carr offers fantastic opportunities for positive, progressive and participative learning.
Group size & classroom facilities:
Activities at Potteric Carr are based on a group size of up to 30 children, although larger groups may be able to be accommodated on request. Classes are generally divided into two teaching groups, each led by a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff or fully trained volunteer. A classroom and toilet and hand washing facilities will be available to your group throughout your visit.
All teachers or community group leaders wishing to book a school or group visit to the reserve need to arrange a pre-visit to ensure your visit will meet your objectives and our health and safety requirements.
Access for all:
We make every effort to ensure our reserve and classroom facilities are accessible to all. Please inform us if any of your pupils have special needs.
Health and safety:
Potteric Carr staff and volunteers are fully trained to run education activities and have undergone an enhanced disclosure check and first aid training. Comprehensive risk assessments are carried out for all activities undertaken, and will be available to teachers at the pre-visit. Teachers and accompanying adults are responsible for the safety and discipline of their group at all times.
|School groups||£150 +VAT for a class of up to 30 children for a full day|
|£100 +VAT for a class of up to 30 children for half a day|
|£35 + VAT for a class or group of up to 30 children for a 1 hour session|
|£80 +VAT for a group of up to 30 children for a shorter evening session (includes admission)|
|£80 for a 2 hour guided tour for a group of up to 25 (includes admission)|
|Community groups||£80 +VAT for a group of up to 30 children for a two hour session|
|INSET - Outreach and advice||Costs vary, please call for more details|
Email Helen Gottschalk for more information or call 01302 570077.