Learning at Hatfield Forest

Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

We have a range of activities directed at school parties, from Early Years right through to A-level, as well as other organised groups.

Discover this unique and inspirational environment

We have a dedicated team who bring to life the diverse natural history and wonders of this ancient forest, with a series of educational activities for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2, Key Stage 3 and 4, and A-level.

We also run three age-related clubs which meet on a monthly basis. 

Educational Visits

Take a look at our extensive  programme, which links into the Science, Geography, Art and Citizenship curriculums.

We have a stimulating outdoor classroom available, as well as an extensive area of woods and open spaces for pupils to immerse themselves in the natural world, throughout the year. The activities are age appropriate and planned with health and safety in mind.

Educational fun

  • Forest Habitats
  • Forest Art
  • Maps
  • Minibeast Adventure
  • Pond Dipping
  • Seasonal Nature Trail
  • Woodland Discovery
  • Woodland Study
  • Den Building
  • Mini Dens for a Cuddly Toy 
  • Compass Skills
  • Adaptation Using Woodland Sculpture
Hatfield Forest is an amazing environment to learn all about wildlife and nature. To ensure you and your pupils have an enjoyable and safe time please take a look at the information pack.
Download our Educational Visit Booklet (PDF / 0.1MB) download

Self-led Groups

All self-led school groups need to book in, in advance, by e-mail.

Please note that Education Group Membership entitles free entry for  up to 4 cars, 1 coach or 2 mini-buses.  Any extra vehicles will be charged at the normal rate for parking.