School visits at Wakehurst
Acres of country estate Stimulating and enjoyable out-of-classroom learning for students of all ages
Varied programmes Wakehurst offers a range of curriculum-linked activities, designed to meet your requirements
Millennium Seed Bank See scientists at work and discover how Kew is helping to safeguard the world's most endangered plants
'I rank this visit as one of the best learning experiences I've ever had in 30 years of teaching.'
Primary teacher, Broadfield East school
'We all had a wonderful day and appreciate the amount of effort and planning that resulted in this being such a memorable and worthwhile experience for all our students. We have heard many appreciative quotes from the students about our visit, such as “The best day ever!” and “I’ve loved every minute”, so a big “Thank you” from all of us to all the staff who made our day such a success.'
Teacher, Broomhill Bank
Use the 188 hectares of country estate at Wakehurst, West Sussex, as your classroom for the day. The estate offers:
- ornamental gardens
- wilder areas with temperate woodlands, wetlands and meadows
- natural play features including a maze
- an Elizabethan Mansion
- the Millennium Seed Bank - discover how Kew is helping to safeguard the world's most endangered plants
School visits to Wakehurst are planned in detail with an experienced Wakehurst teacher prior to the visit and are tailored to suit the needs of your class.
We pride ourselves in well organised, fun, stress-free days that allow teachers to participate fully with their students.
Pupils are provided with fruit and vegetables to explore parts of a plant and work out which parts they eat.
A series of activities with the emphasis on fun, problem-solving and team-building.
Study ex situ and in situ conservation using the Millennium seed Bank and conservation sites in the beautiful Wakehurst estate.