Booking your school visit to Longshaw

Learning about the outdoors helps young people to make lasting connections with nature

Longshaw is a fantastic place for outdoor learning in one of the most spectacular areas of the Peak District National Park. We also have a learning centre and education service to help you get the most from your visit.

Moorland Discovery Centre

The Moorland Discovery Centre is an outdoor education classroom. The centre delivers curriculum based environmental education, as well as family and community events. It can also be booked by groups who want to run their own meetings or courses. The centre is run in partnership between the National Trust and the Peak District National Park.  

Facilities include:

•    Large classroom (60 children) with coach parking
•    3 toilets (including 1 disabled)
•    Hand washing
•    Private grounds
•    Access to Longshaw Estate and Burbage Valley 
•    Bespoke programmes available 

For more information please download our leaflet below.

Moorland Discovery Centre leaflet - Longshaw (PDF / 0.7734375MB) download


School visits take place between 10am to 2.30pm; this is flexible and the centre is open all year round.

What we offer

We offer a wide range of outdoor education across all key stages. We can also develop bespoke programmes that meet your learners' needs.
We provide a detailed outline of all our programmes, and hold the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge. 

For detailed, up to date information on programmes from Early Years to A Level, please click here.

Family and community work

We run many programmes from the centre that meet the varied needs of community and family groups. We aim to develop lifelong learning opportunities that encourage groups of all ages to experience and enjoy the Peak District National Park.  Please contact us if you and your group would like to organise an educational fun day out at the Longshaw Estate. 


Please see our current costs and health and safety notes. Groups with current National Trust Educational Group Membership receive a £2.50 per pupil deduction at the Moorland Discovery Centre.

Contact and booking information

Moorland Discovery Centre
Longshaw Estate
S11 7TZ
Telephone: 01433 637907
Email:  send us an email

Guest book

  • 'A fantastic day that was relevant to our topic. The children loved every minute. Well planned, well thought out activities that were so appropriate to our age group.' Oughtibridge Primary
  • 'Both children and parents absolutely loved it. Very impressed with the facilities and the organisation.' Nether Green Infants
  • 'A fantastic resource that we will make very good use of this year. We will be back but with children next time!' Wybourn Primary