Educational Visits

Pogles Wood is the perfect setting for outdoor and environmental education as it allows learners of all ages to gain practical, hands-on experiences that are simply not available in a classroom setting. We offer an interactive programme for pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and youth groups. It covers a variety of topics, which are closely linked to the National Curriculum.

Sessions are led by qualified Pogles Wood Explorers staff. Choose a whole day, or a morning or afternoon session and we will try to accommodate your needs with regard to arrival times.

We can also offer bespoke sessions to meet the individual needs of schools. Please contact us to talk about your ideas.

Sessions Available

Choose from the following taught sessions:

Early Years

  • Woodland Art
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Woodland Explorers
  • Stories in the Woods

Key Stage 1

  • Back to Nature (Science)
  • Woodland Habitats (Science)
  • Tales in the Trees (English – reading/story focus)
  • Woodland Words (English – writing focus)
  • Woodland Art
  • Muddy Maths
  • Bushcraft
  • Teambuilding
  • Woodland Explorers
  • Map skills/photo orienteering (Geography)

Key Stage 2

  • Stone-Age to Iron Age (History)
  • Viking Adventure (History)
  • Map skills (Geography)
  • Local environmental study (Geography)
  • Shelter building (D&T)
  • Back to Nature (Science)
  • Woodland Habitats (Science)
  • Tales in the Trees (English – reading/story focus)
  • Woodland Words (English – writing focus)
  • Woodland Art
  • Muddy Maths
  • Bushcraft
  • Teambuilding
  • Woodland Explorers
  • Harry Potter Experience
  • Performance in a day (Drama)
  • Year 6 ‘Moving On’ Days (summer term only)
  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. (PSHE)

Key Stage 3 and Beyond

  • Local environment field study (geography)
  • Woodland Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Teambuilding
  • Bushcraft
  • Performance in a day (Drama)
  • Shakespeare in the woods

We also welcome ‘A’ level and undergraduate groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How do I book?

Please call or email for more information, to check availability or to make a provisional booking.

Please note that we require a signed booking form to secure a booking.

Click here to download the School Visits booking form

What does it cost?

Full day (5 hours): £6 per pupil

Morning or afternoon session (2.5 hours): £4 per pupil

Adult helpers are free of charge, but please adhere to our adult:child ratio requirement of 1:8. Extra adults will be charged at the same rate as pupils.

About Pogles

Pogles Wood Explorers is an outdoor learning centre based in a lovely Dorset woodland with a rich and diverse ecology offering a wide range of activities for children and adults.

You can contact us at:

e: hello@pogleswoodexplorers.org.uk

f: Pogles Wood

t: @poglesexplorers

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