Far Ings Education Centre

Far Ings Education Centre / Paul Grimshaw

Far Ings Education and Visitor Centre lies just outside Barton-Upon-Humber and is surrounded by over 200 acres of National Nature Reserve with open water, reedbed, meadow and woodland habitats. It presents unique opportunities to experience and learn about the natural world first hand.

If you are interested in bringing a school group please contact:

Senior Education & Community Officer
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Far Ings Visitor Centre
Far Ings Road
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5RG

Tel: 01652 637055

Email: FaringsEducation@lincstrust.co.uk

Follow our Far Ings Facebook page to find out about events and activities for children across Lincolnshire. 

Education Opportunities

The Education Service offered by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust at Far Ings NNR has a wide range of activities ranging from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, wild art and plant studies, ecological sampling and surveying, right through to team building and practical conservation work. All activities offered can be linked to the National Curriculum or various exam board syllabuses in order to meet your learning requirements.

The Centre caters for youngsters from five right up to eighteen, can deliver activities for Further and Higher Education courses and offers a truly outdoor learning experience.

The Education Centre

Far Ings Education & Visitor Centre is a modern, purpose built facility at the heart of the reserve with unrivalled views of the lakes, the Humber Estuary and Humber Bridge. We are easily accessible from Hull, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe. 

  • Large classroom and cloakroom area
  • Disabled friendly
  • Indoor and outdoor toilets and hand washing facilities
  • An enclosed outdoor activity area with picnic facilities close to the centre
  • Purpose built pond dipping platforms
  • Extensive stocks of field study equipment, resources, games and activities to enhance your visit.

For more information about the reserve see our reserve page

FREE Preliminary Visits and Planning Sessions

All group leaders can benefit from a free site pre-visit and planning session with our Education Officer who will supply you with:

  • Relevant risk assessments and health and safety information
  • A draft programme of activities for your group
  • Familiarisation with the on-site facilities
  • Relevant ‘master copy’ resource materials, if required, to enhance your day.


Education Staff

Our Education Centre staff are fully qualified, DBS cleared and have many years experience in teaching and leading environmental education, nature conservation and outdoor recreation.


Events & Days out


Far Ings Education Centre offers activities for schools as wells events for families. The centre is within easy reach of Hull, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe. 

Events http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/whats-on

Family activities http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/far-ings-education/family-activities

How to find us

We are located on the south bank of the Humber, west of Barton upon Humber. By car, leave the A15 at the A1077 turn-off (last exit before the Humber Bridge). Take the first exit from the roundabout, then the first right (look for the brown tourist signs). At the bottom of the hill, turn right. The entrance to the reserve is on the left.
Please see our map page for further information http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/far-ings/where-find-us