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Wakehurst offers a varied programme of curriculum-linked activities. Visits are planned in detail to meet individual requirements. We cater for all age groups, from nursery to university.

A school visit to Wakehurst

Our experienced teachers and volunteers will ensure your students have a stimulating and enjoyable time. We focus on promoting understanding of plant biology and the environment for all levels and age groups. Our approach is cross-curricular in order to give the very best out-of-classroom experience.

Each session in the school visit programme has a capacity of 20-30 students. Wakehurst can accommodate groups of up to 120 students by implementing a rotating timetable.

Early years

A typical visit to Wakehurst offers a series of tailor-made activities to stimulate an awareness of nature. The emphasis is on enjoyment and exploration outdoors.

Early years school visits programme


A typical visit to Wakehurst comprises four sessions: an introduction and three activities, two in the morning and one after lunch with the emphasis on outdoor work. The introduction includes a short activity demonstrating that our lives are dependent on plants.

Key Stage 1 (5-7 yrs) school visits programme

Key Stage 2 (7-11 yrs) school visits programme


A typical visit for Key Stage 3 and 4 at Wakehurst comprises either two sessions of approximately 1.5-2 hours each (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), or three sessions of approximately one hour each, (two in the morning and one in the afternoon).

Key Stage 3 (11-14 yrs) school visits programme

Key Stage 4 (14-16 yrs) school visits programme

AS/A2 and post-compulsory education

A typical visit for A-level students at Wakehurst is made up of two sessions of approximately two hours each, one before lunch and one after. Visits are tailored to suit your specifications.

Key Stage 5 and post compulsory visit programme




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