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Nene Park Trust can offer a fully flexible range of educational activities for Key Stage 2.

Either select one of our themed days designed to target specific curriculum areas or, with the help of our knowledgeable staff, choose from a wide range of activities to create a day specifically tailored to your individual requirements.

Your course tutor will also be able to suggest appropriate follow up activities to extend pupils learning on their return to school. Full lesson plans and risk assessments are in place for all activities and are available to teachers on request. See below for details of themed days for Key Stage 2. Click on titles to see a detailed programme for each day.

If you are interested in arranging a visit for your class please use the enquiry form or telephone 01733 234193 or e-mail visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk. A member of our education team will then be in touch to discuss your individual requirements and suggest a programme of activities tailored to complement your schemes of work.


How could you be classified: Vertebrate, invertebrate, plant, animal or micro-organism? Familiarise yourself with the work of Carl Linnaeus by following our Vertebrate trail. Then get out into the woods and hunt for examples of Invertebrates, classifying as you go. Finally put your new found knowledge to the test in our great classification challenge!


Take on the role of an explorer in a day of activities which will test your survival and team work skills. The young explorers will build shelters, scout out their environment and, finally, follow a map to find the hidden treasure.

Living rivers

The River Nene is a significant feature in the landscape around Peterborough. Investigate how it has affected the development of Peterborough then spend time working around the river carrying out survey work to establish the width, depth and speed of flow of part of the river system. Investigate what lives in the deep, dark depths of one of our lakes which is linked to the river and establish some of the feeding relationships between the creatures.

Using maps

Come and develop your pupils' map skills with a range of activities based around our extensive meadows. Start the day investigating how to use a compass with our Compass Challenge then use our picture trail to develop the use of four figure grid references. Finish off the day putting together all the skills to complete an orienteering trail on our meadow.

Plants and seasons

Pupils will use a range of scientific equipment to observe habitats in some detail recording environmental conditions and plant life in two different habitats. By careful observation pupils will identify the types of plants in each habitat, and discuss the different strategies plants use to enable them to grow in a variety of locations.

Stone age

A day of activities based around the Stone Age. Pupils will have the chance to investigate their environment and be creative in making their own Stone Age style art. They will then also be able to try simple fire lighting techniques and build their own shelters.


A day of activities based around the Roman Empire. Pupils will have the chance to learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Peterborough, try a traditional willow weaving technique to create wattle and make their own onagers.

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