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At Nene Park Trust we believe that an opportunity to participate in outdoor educational activities will enhance the learning experience of all children. From the Discovery Den Education Centre at Ferry Meadows we offer a range of educational activities designed to tie in with National Curriculum requirements at all levels. Teachers can choose from a selection of themed days developed to target specific curriculum areas or, with the help of our knowledgeable staff, can select from a wide range of activities to create a day tailored to your individual requirements. We also run sessions for after school clubs and groups.

We can provide

  • Exclusive use of the Discovery Den Education Centre including inside classroom and outdoor classroom/picnic area
  • All activities led by fully trained staff.
  • All equipment and materials included in the cost of your visit.
  • Full risk assessments for all activities.
  • Wide range of study locations including; lakes, river, woodland, grassland, wetland.
  • Toilet facilities including accessible toilets.
  • Free places for accompanying adults.

If you prefer to lead your own visit you can choose from a selection of downloadable activity sheets or talk to our staff about hiring our facilities and equipment. It is important that you book in any self-led visits so that we can advise you of any limitations to access when you visit and ensure that you are not charged for coach/car parking during your visit. If you are interested in booking a session, please telephone 01733 234193 or complete the enquiry form. A member of our education team will then be in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

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  • "We had an amazing day..."

    Fourfields Community Primary School

  • "...A brilliant educational experience."

    Elton C of E Primary School

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In 2017, 6,761 children from local schools attended education events in the Park and thousands more enjoyed spending time here with family and friends.

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