Educational Visits

Fairhaven is a woodland garden comprising 130 acres of diverse habitats including ancient oak and beech, alder carr and our own broad. Our woodland is 100% organically managed using traditional techniques such as coppicing. As a result we have some fantastic wildlife – some of it quite rare! Leaving the classroom behind students can experience first-hand these various habitats that make a visit to Fairhaven so unique.


Typical School Visit *We are happy to adapt each visit to the needs of the school. Each activity is linked to the national curriculum.

We are also a member of BEEN: The Broads Environmental Education Network.


9.55am ~ Arrive and welcome with a brief safety talk.
10.00am ~ First activity: nature walk to the schools area encompassing the habitats, wildlife and history of the garden.
10.40am ~ Snack time outdoors.
10.50am ~ Second activity (choose from menu below).
11.30am ~ Third activity (choose from menu below).
12.15pm ~ Lunchtime outdoors and den building.
1.00pm ~ Fourth activity (choose from menu below).
2.00pm ~ Back to school.

Choose 3 activities from the following:

  • Dyke Dipping ~ find out what creatures live in our dykes.

  • Hedge Bashing ~ explore a hedge habitat.

  • Leaf Litter Rummage ~ a truly hands-on experience up close and personal with bugs.

  • Tree Identification ~ test your knowledge of our native trees.

  • Build a Nest Challenge ~ team work for budding ornithologists.

  • Mini Beast Homes ~ create the ideal bug home to take back to school.

  • Bird Feeders ~ choose from a pic n’ mix bird buffet to make a feeder to take back to school.

  • Clay Mini Beasts ~ make a fantasy/real mini beast out of clay to take back to school.

  • *NEW* Woodland Clay Prints ~ create a unique record of your visit to Fairhaven to take back to school.

  • Tree Face Clay Play ~ imagine a tree face then create one using clay (this one has to stay on the tree!)

Cost is £5 per student

For further information or to make a booking please email our Events and Education coordinator on bookings@fairhavengarden.co.uk  or telephone 01603 270449

School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ,

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