Learn and explore at Clumber Park

Discovery Centre at Clumber Park

Clumber Park provides an exciting and stimulating environment for learning activities and offers an excellent resource for curriculum based work, particularly for Key stages one and two.

Clumber Park is a great, all year round venue for learning visits.  Groups can book in with our learning team on a wide range of sessions covering natural history topics, garden related sessions, estate history and wild art. 

Around 800 species of fungi have been recorded at Clumber, so during the autumn term we offer a ‘Fantastic Fungi’ session which includes elements of natural history, science, art and folklore, providing a great resource for cross-curricular work.   

As we move into the winter months we look at seasonal changes in our varied habitats, animal lifestyles and can offer sessions on the estate and landscape story of Clumber Park.

During spring term, as our woodlands begin to burst into life, we offer sessions on growth, life cycles and animal behaviour.  Our Walled Kitchen Garden can be a particularly interesting site for learning about food production at this time, as the gardens team prepare the site for the abundance of fruit, vegetables and flowers that will appear through the rest of the year.

Summer term is the time to compare habitats at Clumber Park.  We offer a range of sessions to identify and explore different habitat types, study the wildlife within those habitats and to find out how animals are adapted to life within these habitats.  Our hands-on minibeast session is particularly popular at this time of year.

Schools and other groups can contact the learning team at Clumber on 01909 511070, or on 01909 511078, to arrange a booking or a pre-visit.