Thinking about Spring


Now that we are in to the new year,  it is a good time to start thinking about spring and summer school visits.

Normanby Hall Country Park is the ideal location for science and georgraphy based workshops. We offer a wide range of hands-on workshops for Foundation through to Key Stage Two.

We are currently working on two new workshops to be launched in the spring.

Science in the Garden

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

An area of Normanby Park will be set aside for classes of children to conduct many interesting scientific experiments to learn about soil, growing conditions and plants. The children will record their observations and use the evidence to present their findings to the rest of the group. This practical workshop is fully hands on; the children will use many gardening tools and scientific instruments and have great fun while learning.

The workshop differs from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 to reflect the learning objectives in the National Curriculum.

Changing Seasons

Foundation and Key Stage 1

Use the beautiful setting of Normanby Hall Country Park for fun activities and songs to teach the children about the seasonal changes in Britain. Children will gain an understanding about plant life cycles including growth and decay, with this hand on workshop.

We also have a limited number of free workshops on offer at Normanby Hall Country Park.

25 Free Environmental Visits

Free visits are available through the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, managed by Natural England. Enhance your curriculum delivery of science and geography through a combination of guided and self-led activities in the parkland.

Choose one of the following guided sessions.

  • Pond Dipping
  • A Bug’s Life / Habitats
  • Woodland Detectives

We will offer you a choice of self led activities when you book. Due to a high demand, there is a limit of two classes per school. We offer these workshops on a first come first serve basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.

To book email

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