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School visits to Fyne Court

A close crop of a boy's hands in which he is holding a medium-sized newt and a jar
A newt discovered during a pond dipping session | © 1100428

Fyne Court is the former home of the Crosse family who lived here for over 300 years. The grounds hide clues of its historic past and are now a haven for wildlife. It is a great place to bring schoolchildren for outdoor learning and is also ideal for Scouting and Guiding groups.

Explore activities

There are a range of habitats for you to explore on your visit.

Bug hunting

In these sessions you will explore different habitats from leaf litter to the trees and the bug hotel. These sessions will help you get into nature and find out what creatures call Fyne Court home.

Bird watching

This is a great way to learn about birds. There are a range of species at Fyne Court, and each one behaves, sings and looks different. From the way they fly to the way they feed it is great nature detective activity.

Den building

Join a ranger and learn how to construct a survival shelter using only natural materials. This is a fun way to explore the outdoors and work as team.

Bush craft

With the help of an experienced ranger you can learn how to build and light small fires using traditional techniques and natural materials. Marshmallow toasting is mandatory!

Self-led activities

There are a number of self-led activities available including a set of education in nature packs which are bookable through email. These incorporate a variety of activities to get children connected to nature.

How to book

There’s plenty to see and do at Fyne Court all year round. All bookings must be made in advance.

For group bookings, evidence of risk assessments and public liability insurance must be provided at least three weeks prior to visit.

There’s minibus and car parking available (charge for non-members) and while there’s no facility for coach parking, it’s possible to drop-off and pick up by coach or bus.

To plan a visit or find out more about what we can offer, please email

The outside of the visitor centre surrounded by grass on a sunny day

Discover more at Fyne Court

Find out when Fyne Court is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Things to do at Fyne Court 

Fyne Court is a haven for wildlife in summer, with clues to its past life as an Arcadian garden. You can also explore the Quantock Hills, with enjoyable walks and captivating views.

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History of Fyne Court 

Fyne Court was once the grounds of a beautiful Georgian mansion with an Arcadian landscape. Today, the gardens and house have largely been lost.

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Eating and shopping at Fyne Court 

Why not pop by the Courtyard Café and treat yourself to a drink or a tasty treat? Or delve into your next adventure by picking up something from the second-hand bookshop?

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Venue hire and events at Fyne Court 

Fyne Court in the rolling Quantock Hills has two venues you can hire for parties and corporate events. Choose from the Library or Music Hall, both with Victorian grandeur.

Green moss on an old sessile oak branch with green ferns behind

Our work at Fyne Court 

Atlantic oak woodland, large blue butterflies and horseshoe bats are some of the aspects of nature we care for at and around Fyne Court.