What is a National Park?

A national park is a protected area of beautiful countryside, natural wildlife and cultural heritage. There are 15 National Parks across the UK and like The New Forest provide vast amounts of learning opportunities, welcoming visitors to understand, experience, enjoy and learn about their special qualities. Around 110 million people visit national parks each year in the UK providing a sustainable income for the conservation efforts.

Why visit National Parks?

The New Forest is an ideal place for outdoor education for many reasons. Here are just a few:

  • With a wide range of habitats on our doorstep, there are many National Curriculum links available – from geology of the local area, to ecological studies, and historical visits.
  • Inspiring and unusual environments help to engage students with their learning and make their visit memorable.


Our team will support you every step. From simple advice on where to go, to delivering sessions and developing your residential experience.

How do National Parks fit into your classroom?

We have developed a range of resources to help your students learn more about the National Park before your visit. Resources can be used to deepen the delivery of National Curriculum topics, or as preparation for a visit to The New Forest.

Find classroom resources here  

    Day Visits
    Day Visits

    If you're looking for just a day out of the classroom for outdoor learning or even just a fun activity day to treat your students, we can create a tailor made package for you, ensuring you get what you need.

    National Curriculum
    National Curriculum Links

    We understand the importance of linking sessions to the National Curriculum, and will work with you to develop a programme, ensuring your students get the most from outdoor learning opportunities.

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