Why choose Yorkshire Wildlife Trust?

Why choose Yorkshire Wildlife Trust?

Linking to the curriculum

Early Years to Key Stage 2

Our amazing habitats across our gateway learning sites are breaming with life that wriggles and crawls, flies and swims making it perfect base to learn about living things and their habitats. Yet that’s not all; with amazing farmland, coastland and woodland our sites are perfect for a creative cross curricular day out with environmental art, storytelling and team games to name a few.

Key Stage 3 and beyond

Take your investigations out in the real world at any one of our gateway learning sites.  Book our classroom facilities as a base for self-led exploration or bring your science and geography curriculum to life with our staff led sessions. Want to focus on the transition and enrichment of your pupils, well look no further than our creative curriculum or forest/beach schools to really see enhanced confidence and resilience in your pupils.


Around 5000 young people from nearly 200 schools and local groups participate in our learning sessions each year. Here’s just a glimpse of what some of them got up to and what they enjoyed!

All Saints Primary School

I would like to say a huge thank you to yourself and your whole team. As an NQT, it was my first time organising and leading a trip and you have made it a breeze. Since the first enquiry, you have given informative replies. The actual day was fantastic and all the children came back with a wealth of knowledge and huge smiles on faces (as did staff). We are currently writing a recount of the trip and all the children are able to rely such interesting information because of the delivery! Thank you so much!!

Burlington Junior School

The children (and staff!) had a fantastic time - it was one of the best school trips I have taken children on.... faultless organisation, suitability of activities on offer, engagement of the children throughout and your knowledgeable and friendly team, all of which made for a great experience. Thank you.

Clifton Primary School

I am writing to thank you and your team for our visit to the Living Seas centre on Friday. We had a fantastic day, definitely helped by the weather: as you said, we brought the sunshine with us! However, the warm welcome we received on our arrival and the continued hospitality throughout the visit made it a particularly memorable day. We felt privileged to have so many informative and passionate staff working with us and I'm sure you could tell how much this enthusiasm fed through to the children! The activities were perfectly pitched for their age group and knowledge was given to the children in a very positive way - some trips can be frustrating when the children are talked 'at'. The rock pooling was fantastic- Anna, leading the group I was in, was funny and friendly with the children, whilst also giving them so much information and leading them to make their own discoveries. We were all impressed with the facilities in the centre, appreciating the fact that we had it to ourselves, which made a great change…Once again, thank you. I have been running educational trips for over 20 years, and this trip was definitely one of my favourites!

Spring Grove Primary School

I just wanted to say how much myself and the kids loved our day with you on Friday. It was well worth the long journey and the kids got lots out of it