Gibraltar Point Education Centre

Gibraltar Point Education Centre

Matthew Roberts

Education and Visitor Centre

The spectacular new Gibraltar Point Education and Visitor Centre has been designed to make the most of the nature reserve's stunning views, with expansive windows facing the dunes and sea, plus a rooftop viewing deck!

With regular events planned for all ages it presents unique opportunities to experience and learn about the natural world first hand.

Educational opportunities

For schools

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Education services for schools

The education provision offered by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust at Gibraltar Point takes place in a variety of different ecosystems around the nature reserve. We can offer coastal activities including beach, sand dune and saltmarsh habitats, freshwater sampling and woodland activities. All activities offered can be linked to the National Curriculum to meet your education requirements.

The centre can cater for students from the age of five upwards and offers a truly outdoor learning experience.

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

Facilities

The Education Centre offers:

  • Disabled friendly activities
  • Toilets and hand washing facilities
  • An enclosed outdoor woodland activity area
  • Purpose built raised ponds
  • Extensive stocks of field study equipment, resources and activities to enhance your visit

The reserve

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of over 1,000 acres extending along the Lincolnshire coast, from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash. It is comprised of sandy and muddy seashores, sand-dunes, saltmarshes, freshwater habitats and enclosed woodland.

For more information on the reserve and it's wildlife, visit the reserves page.

Planning your visit

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

On the event day, you will also receive: 

  • Free Wildlife Trust badge for every student attending
  • Free all day coach parking
  • A full day running from 10am until 2.30pm (additional time can be arranged at an additional cost)

All health and safety equipment will also be provided and tailored to your activities and needs.

Activities

Primary

  • Coastal biology
  • Coastal geography
  • Ted the Tern – coastal biology with storytelling theme
  • Woodland
  • Here there be dragons – woodland activities with a storytelling theme
  • Rocks and Soils
  • Rivers*

Secondary

  • Sand dune survey – belt transects
  • Saltmarsh survey – random sampling

 

 

                                                                                                                                     

 *A half day activity at Gibraltar Point linked with a half day visit to Snipe Dales County Park covering river source to mouth, maximum of 30 students

Group rates

At Gibraltar Point we can cater for up to two groups (max. 30 per group) during the summer term.
Each group benefits from their own dedicated Education Officer who will lead all your pre-booked activities.

Each group of up to 30 students is £130.00 for the day.

To check availability, to book or enquire about your visit to Gibraltar Point please contact the Education Officers using the contact details below.

Contact details

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

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Gibraltar Road
Skegness
PE24 4SU

Tel: 01754 762763
Email: gibeducation@lincstrust.co.uk

For families

Matthew Roberts

Educational activities for families

Gibraltar Point hosts exciting activities for families as well as schools. 

Take a look at our clubs and events for children below, or give our Facebook page a follow for the latest news and events.

Nature Tots

Seasonal activities for the under 5s

Nature Tots is designed for pre-school children with activities usually taking place outdoors, so please dress appropriately. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Prices are usually £2 per child and booking is essential.

When: First Wednesday of the month, 10.00am - 11.30am
Where: Gibraltar Point, Skegness, PE24 4SU
Contact: Education Officer, gibeducation@lincstrust.co.uk. Booking essential.

Wildlife events

From meeting a bat to sea dipping, there's plenty to do at Gibraltar Point Education Centre (and it won't just be the kids enjoying it!). Check our events page for the latest activities.