Located in 120 acres of woodland with ponds and lakes, classroom facilities and interactive exhibits, Conkers offers an excellent environment for learning and has been awarded the LOTC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge.
Education at CONKERS is based around highly interactive indoor and outdoor experiences, offering a unique mix of Ranger-led and Teacher-led activities, designed to cover the requirements of Key Stages 1 to 3.
All based on a minimum booking of 10 children/students. The prices below are for education admissions only.
To book or speak to our Education Team please click here.
These are designed to closely support the National Curriculum and in particular the QCA Schemes of work. Programmes are available for Primary and Secondary groups supporting the following subjects: science, geography, mathematics, literacy, physical education, art, design and technology. All activities are covered by a risk assessment.
Conkers can assist your visit planning by offering free pre-visits for teachers and group leaders to help you choose the most appropriate Ranger led activities and Teacher led Education Worksheets to suit the needs of the group (please telephone in advance to arrange a suitable date).
YOU choose the Ranger led activities and we will organise your day’s schedule for you. In addition to your chosen activity / activities, we will schedule train transfers between the two sites, time at the Adventure Playground, time to eat Lunch, time to explore both the indoor exhibits and outdoor trails and time to visit the Conkers Shop!
Conkers also offers Team Building and Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Days. Details and pricing for these can be found on the relevant pages. Details on Team Building Days to follow shortly.
We have available a range of Teacher led Education Worksheets suitable for KS1 and KS2 should you choose to pursue a Teacher led activity during your stay with us. Available for both indoor and outdoor activities, these sheets are specifically designed to complement the Ranger led activities on offer. A list of these can be found in the downloadable pdf’s opposite. When completing your final booking form simply make a note of the sheets you require and a master copy will be sent to you at a cost of £1.00 per sheet.
Each group booking is supported by:
Disabled access - Both Discovery and Waterside sites offer full disabled access - including toilets, restaurants and the shop. Outdoors the train and a good proportion of the trails are wheelchair friendly.
Lunch Facilities - There are covered areas available at both sites where children can sit and eat with their friends, plus plenty of outdoor space when the weather is nice! There are two restaurants at Conkers should your group be purchasing lunch or refreshments. Children’s ‘Boxed Lunches’ are available from £3.95 each.
Dolly tubs are provided to store lunch boxes while groups undertake Ranger led activities.
Our final booking form also includes discounted offers on the ‘Conkers Junior Ranger’ Education Packs at £3.00 each and Ice lollies at 75p each should you wish to treat your group while they are here.
(Minimum group booking of 10 children).
To book please click here.