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Education and learning in Foxbury

Children, education, Foxbury, summer
Learning at Foxbury | © John Millar

Foxbury gives students an opportunity to be immersed in a unique heathland, with woodland, that has attracted an abundance of wildlife to the area. Visit the base camp, build a den, go bug hunting and use a compost loo here.

Learning in the wild

Improved facilities within the area make Foxbury the 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.

Wildlife to search for in the area includes Dartford warbler, lizards, adders and green hairstreak butterflies. If these remain elusive, there’s also a herd of belted Galloway cattle and three New Forest ponies grazing on site.

Base camp for small children

There is a base camp for younger conservationists and explorers, where children can do den building, bug hunting and participate in other ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities'.

Need to know

Foxbury's facilities include a car park, large timber cabin and compost toilet, so it's well equipped to accommodate and facilitate field and classroom study.

All data recorded by students during their visits will be useful to the wider restoration project, it will help monitoring the quality of the heathland restoration project.

Book a field trip

A National Trust Education Group Access Pass must be purchased before schools or education groups can use the site. The Education Group Access Pass gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year.

All enquiries for Foxbury must be made by or call 01794 340757.

Foxbury's woodland and pastures

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