School visits to the New Forest

Children hunting for bugs in heather at the National Trust

Foxbury gives students an opportunity to be involved in a unique heathland restoration project.


Our long-term heathland restoration processes, diverse management strategies and improved facilities within the site makes Foxbury a perfect place for educational field study.

A fascinating landscape comprising of heathland, woodland, wetland, ponds and scrub make it an exciting prospect for schools to run self-led biological, environmental and landscape studies.

Hunt for bugs in the wild
Two children hunting for bugs at Foxbury, Hampshire

We also have a base camp where younger children can go den building, bug hunting and participate in some of our 50 things activities.

Get outdoors and closer to nature
Children building a den in the New Forest in Hampshire

After spring 2016 we will have an improved car park, large timber cabin and compost toilet to accommodate and facilitate field and classroom study. We will also produce and education pack for school visits focused on biological/environmental field study of our re-establishing lowland heathland habitats.

All data recorded by students will be useful to us by helping us to monitor the quality of our heathland restoration project.

National Trust educational membership must be purchased before schools can use the site.
Please book through the Mottisfont event booking line on 01794 344020.