Learn about and enjoy
...our wildlife and wild places
Escape from the classroom
...and get hand's on experiences that will stimulate and encourage learning
...to the wonders of the natural world with our Nature Tot groups at Whisby Nature Park, Far Ings and Gibraltar Point
...and discover amazing wildlife on your doorstep
Bring your class
...to one of our education centres: Far Ings at Barton-upon-Humber, Gibraltar Point near Skegness and Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln
We offer opportunities for people young and old to become enthused and informed about wildlife through our events, family activites and our schools programme.
Our education centres are wonderful places for children to learn about our natural world. They provide indoor and outdoor facilities for our education sessions for schools and wildlife-rich venues for family events.
Each centre runs a range of outdoor learning programmes for different age groups.
The Far Ings Education and Visitor Centre was flooded by the storm surge on the evening of 5 December 2013. Water overtopped the Humber Bank and flooded the Centre. The damage to the Centre was more severe than initially thought and was closed for eight months for repairs. It re-opened in mid-August 2014.
The Gibraltar Point Wash Study Centre and the Visitor Centre were flooded by the storm surge on the evening of 5 December 2013. The damage to the buildings was severe and both are closed however we are still providing educational visits. School groups can still be accommodated on day visits.
Wildlife Watch, the junior wing of the Wildlife Trusts, is an exciting nature club for kids from around 6 to 14 years old. It's a great way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with.
Group visits to nature reserves
Our education centres at Far Ings, Gibraltar Point and Whisby Nature Park have excellent facilities for visiting groups.
- dedicated education staff are available to lead group visits
- educational programmes for all ages have been developed
- the sites and educational programmes are risk assessed
- equipment and resources are provided including fully equipped classrooms and toilets on site
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages other nature reserves throughout the county. Groups may also visit these reserves. However, they do not have specialist staff or resources. Volunteer wardens may be available to escort school groups but do not have specialist training or teaching experience.
Nature reserves are subject to strict controls to ensure wildlife and habitats are not disturbed or damaged: activities on these reserves may be severely restricted. On all reserves, visitors must keep to the paths and walk quietly. For your own safety and so that you are able to carry out a risk assessment, please contact the Trust Headquarters in advance to be made aware of any natural hazards or restrictions due to the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
Advance booking is essential for all group visits to nature reserves.
Link to visiting nature reserve page if a downloadable booking form is going to be provided or provide contact details here