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Learning at Sheringham Park

Child's hands holding a toad at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Child holding a toad at Sheringham Park, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Sheringham Park is a great place for outdoor learning. Bring your class or year group for a fun day spent getting closer to nature. Choose from a wide range of exciting, hands-on activities tailored to your group.

School and group visits to Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park is a Children and Young People Hub. We offer a wide range of guided activities from early years and upwards. All our sessions are linked to the National Curriculum and tailored to your individual needs.

All activities are fully risk-assessed and led by well-qualified and experienced staff and volunteers with DBS clearance. Here are just some of the activities available:

Marvellous minibeasts and rock pool rangers

We love creepy-crawlies. From pond dipping to rock pools and woodland wildlife, we’ll help you find and learn about the exciting array of wildlife that lives at Sheringham Park.

Land art

Why don't you have a go at building your own natural masterpiece with a range of arty activities in the outdoors?

Bushcraft and orienteering

Build a shelter and light a fire! Explore the Park using a map and compass. Exciting, adventurous activities for older children.

Changing seasons

From beautiful bluebells to fabulous fungi there is always something different to see. New activities throughout the seasons and discounted rates available on guided visits in the autumn and winter.

‘50 things to do before you are 11¾’

Hunt for bugs, create some wild art and discover what lives in a pond. Why not complete some of the '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ challenges with your students? Get ‘50 things’ resources and stickers for your class when you visit.

Child with a magnifying glass inspecting pond life caught in a tank at Sheringham Park.
Child inspecting pond life at Sheringham Park, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Other learning opportunities


We run a bimonthly parent and toddler club in the great outdoors with a range of fun, seasonal activities all year round.

Acorns parent and toddler group

Lifelong learning

We run a wide range of workshops and events for adults.

Upcoming events

Forest and beach schools

We have over ten years’ experience of running bespoke projects for schools and community groups. Our dedicated ‘Forest School’ area and the beach at Sheringham are ideal locations for outdoor learning.

The Bower Garden

Many activities take place in the Bower Garden which has an accessible pond, bug hunting area, land art space and story-telling shelter. It can be used for free by visiting self-guided groups but must be booked in advance.

Get in touch and plan your visit

If you are interested in bringing a group to Sheringham Park, get in touch today by calling 01263 820555 or emailing us at

Visiting groups should provide evidence of Public Liability insurance. All our guided activities are comprehensively risk assessed and we provide assistance with your risk assessment process. We ask the leaders of visiting groups to read and return the Insurance and Risk Assessment guidance documents prior to arrival.

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