Key Stage 2 workshops at Dapdune Wharf

Our key stage two workshops at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, Surrey offer a broad spectrum of experiences related to the national curriculum, offering fun and inspirational learning. Your class can experience studying the river and discover all the mini-beasts that live in and around the River Wey.

Our workshops

Investigating habitats

Discover the different habitats at Dapdune Wharf and who chooses which habitat.  Sessions include:

  • Land mini-beasts (bug hunting around the Wharf)
  • River mini-beasts (pond dipping in the creek)
  • Self-guided session or boat trip
The stern of Wey barge Reliance

History detectives

Discover the history of the Wey Navigations through hands-on activities and exploration of the Wharf.  Sessions include:

  • Artefact handling
  • Site tour
  • Famous faces or a boat trip

Exploring rivers

Learn about key aspects of the physical and human geography of rivers, and understand how these have changed over time. Sessions include:

  • The River Wey and river navigations
  • Scientific enquiry
  • Towpath walk/boat trip

Natural art

Create fantastic paintings inspired by the River Wey Navigations using natural materials as our equipment. Sessions include:

  • art appreciation - learn about great local artists, analyse creative works using appropriate language, 
  • natural resources - developing use of materials, with creativity and experimentation,
  • self guided towpath walk or a boat trip
Something a bit different
Den building, natural weaving or orienteering are some of the options for a bit of team-building/letting off steam day.

Useful information

  • Maximum group size: 60 school children plus accompanying adults.
  • Minibus parking available, but no coach parking
  • Tea-room on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Disabled access to classroom
  • Space available to eat packed lunches
  • £4.50 per child plus normal admission fees
  • Free admission for Educational Group Members and accompanying adults

To book, please contact the team by email at