Learning at Hatfield Forest

Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

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 and Key Stages 1 and 2.

Discover this unique and inspirational environment

We have a range of activities directed at school parties and other organised groups, as well as three age-related clubs which meet on a monthly basis. 

Educational Visits

Take a look at our extensive primary 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
 

Early Years Activities

The outdoors is a perfect place for little ones to learn. We have a range of activities to suit early years, from bug hunting to spring walks. Choose to visit for half a day or a full day.
 
Download the list of activities we offer for Early Years and Foundation (PDF / 0.0908203125MB) download
 

Key stages 1 and 2

We offer a variety of activities for key stages 1 and 2. Have a go at den building, forest art, compass skills, woodland study or pond and bug hunting. All activities are cross-curricular.
 
Download the list of activities we offer for Key Stages 1 and 2 (PDF / 0.09375MB) download
 

Lesson Plans to download

Adaptation Using Woodland Sculpture - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Adaptation Using Woodland Sculpture - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download
Compass Skills - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Den Building - Key Stages 1, 2 & 3 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Forest Art - Early Years & Reception (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Forest Art - Key Stages 1 & 2 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Forest Habitats - Early Years & Reception (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Forest Habitats - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Forest Habitats - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download
Maps Lesson Plan - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Maps Lesson Plan - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Mini Dens for a cuddly toy - Early Years & Reception (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Minibeast Adventure - Early Years & Reception (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Minibeast Adventure - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Minibeast Adventure - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Pond Dipping Lesson Plan - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0MB) download
Pond Dipping Lesson Plan - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download
Pond Dipping Lesson Plan - Key Stage 3 (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download
Pond Dipping Lesson Plan - Key Stages 3 & 4 (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download
Seasonal Nature Trail - Habitats - Early Years & Reception (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Seasonal Nature Trail - Habitats - Key Stage 1 & 2 (PDF / 0MB) download
Woodland Discovery - Senses - Early Years and Reception (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Woodland Discovery - Senses - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0400390625MB) download
Woodland Study - Key Stage 1 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download
Woodland Study - Key Stage 2 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download

 

More Details and Booking

For more details and to book an educational visit please send us an email.