Hands on learning at CONKERS with our Rangers
Hands on learning at CONKERS with our Rangers
Team buildings and outdoor pursuits
Team buildings and outdoor pursuits
Explore 120 acres - learn in a hands on environment!
Explore 120 acres - learn in a hands on environment!
Pond dipping with our Ranger team
Pond dipping with our Ranger team

Education

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.

Prices 

All based on a minimum booking of 10 children/students. The prices below are for education admissions only. 

  • Children under 3 years - free
  • Child £4.50 (3-15yrs) with 1 adult free for every 5 paying children
  • Student £5.95 (16yrs +) with 1 adult free for every 10 paying students
  • Adult Admission £6.95 
  • 1:1 Carers / Helpers are free

To book or speak to our Education Team please click here

Ranger Led Activities

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.

Here at Conkers we offer a choice of 18 one-hour Ranger led Activities costing either £34.80 or £46.80 for up to 35 children per group. Details of these can be found on the KS1KS2KS3 pages.  

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! 

Team Building and Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Days

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.

Teacher Led Activities

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: 

  • Pre-view visit 
  • Activity and Site Risk Assessments
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Schedule of your day’s activities
  • Free Site Maps
  • Post Visit Questionnaire

Facilities

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.

Extras

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.

How to Book

(Minimum group booking of 10 children). 

To book please click here.

A few testimonials

“Thank you so much for everything that you provided to us today. Bushcraft was excellent. The high ropes, zip wire and descender are a brilliant addition. The barefoot walk is still superb and the packed lunches were just right.” Steve Aylin -  Ninestyles School

“I just wanted to write following my visit to your site last week. The children had an absolutely wonderful time and really enjoyed the variety of activities they engaged in at the centre. The Rangers worked enthusiastically and patiently, and we were very impressed with the relationship they built with the children. They are a credit to you, and the reason that our students enjoyed the trip so much.” Assistant Headteacher – Briscoe Primary

“Just wanted to send an email to thank you for a lovely day. The children enjoyed the day and learnt a lot.” Emma Mason – Eton Park Junior

“The students really enjoyed the day, including the ones that said ’I’m not going/doing’. They liked the fact the day went quickly and we were busy and engaged the whole time. Things were at the right level and the students were treated like adults and not spoken down to and the fact that everyone was able and encouraged to join in!” Sean Gouldburn - Stephenson’s College

“The Ranger team were friendly and well organised and put together an excellent day!" Richard Nash - Pingle School

“Our ranger led shelter building session was excellent! The leaders were fantastic and really engaged the children!” Group Leader - Warwick Volunteers