Family Fun

Nut hunting by BBOWT

We run various family events throughout the year during school holidays.

 

Contact us

For more information about any of our education programmes or to book, please contact us on 01235 862024 or sceec@bbowt.org.uk

Minibeast safari by Helen Walsh

We look forward to seeing your school at Sutton Courtenay soon!

 

 

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Partners

We would like to thank the following organisation for supporting the Sutton Courtenay Environmental Centre.

Npower

Check out their interactive Climate Cops website and discover exciting ways your school can become greener and more sustainable. 

Go Wild at Your School

Go Wild at Your School

Outreach programmes for Foundation, KS1 & 2

Why not ‘Go Wild’ in your school grounds with your local Wildlife Trust?

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Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre

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Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC) by BBOWTSutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC) by BBOWT

Take a journey of learning and discovery at Sutton Courtenay.

Children experience nature for themselves on our beautiful 19-acre nature reserve. With woodland, meadow, ponds and a wildlife garden, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre is a haven for wildlife and an exhilarating green space for your pupils to enjoy.  Our award-winning centre is packed with brilliant eco-features from a sedum roof and solar panels to recycled floors. We even recycle our rainwater.

We are open for pre-booked groups all year round. Trips usually run from 10–2.30, but can be flexible. We request a donation of £6 per child.

Our programmes

All our programmes offer links with Science and Geography, and excellent opportunities for developing literacy and numeracy skills. Each programme will be tailored to the age and ability of your group. There will be a variety of activities to help children learn in different ways, with lots of opportunities for hands-on engagement at a range of levels.

Dinky Discovery Day by Rachel Hudson

Dinky Discovery Day
EYFS (half day programme)

An exciting programme of hands-on exploration and discovery. The perfect introduction to outdoor learning for your little ones. Children build confidence, practice communication, undertake physical challenges and develop their understanding of the world. They will enjoy a wildlife themes adventure including magical sensory activities and creative fun. Let’s see where the day’s exploration takes us!
 

Teddy Bears Picnic by Helen Walsh

Teddy Bears' Picnic
Foundation - Key stage 1

A great introduction to enjoying the outdoors, this programme teaches and encourages respect for the natural world. Children bring their teddies to a special picnic in the woods and learn about the basic needs of life – shelter, water, air and food. Favourite teddy bear essential!

Visit the Teddy Bears' Picnic gallery on Pinterest

 

Sensational Senses by Rachel Hudson

Sensational Senses
Foundation – Key Stage 1

A whole new way of experiencing nature. Children will meet some of our local animals and discover how they use their super-senses to help them survive and find food. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore our nature reserve, plus a trip to our amazing Woodland Theatre.

Visit the Sensational Senses gallery on Pinterest

 

Home Sweet Home by Helen Walsh

Spectacular Seasons 
Foundation – Key Stage 2

This programme involves plenty of fun and hands-on outdoor activities to highlight the important changes taking place at different times of the year. Children learn through role play, exploration and art, using many aspects of our beautiful reserve. Choose from ‘Spring into Spring’,‘Summer Fun’ and ‘Getting Ready for Winter’ as appropriate.

Visit the Spring into Spring gallery on Pinterest
Visit the Summer Fun gallery on Pinterest
Visit the Getting Ready for Winter gallery on Pinterest

 

Pond Dipping by Helen Walsh

Habitat Safari
Foundation - Key Stage 2

Go wild exploring our meadow, woodland and pond habitats. Children use their detective skills to explore the reserve, gaining first-hand experience of where animals can live, how they have adapted to their environment and what they need to survive. An exciting day of discovery with pond dipping, minibeast hunting and more!

 

Flower Power by Helen Walsh

Flower Power
Key Stage 1 & 2

Discover the amazing world of plants. Children will spend the day learning about the lifecycle from seed to seed through games, models and hands-on investigation. A brilliant introduction to understanding the importance of plants in our everyday lives.

Visit the Flower Power gallery on Pinterest

 

Eco-warrior by Helen Walsh

Eco-warrior
Key Stage 1 & 2

This programme aims to motivate children to care for the planet and suggests lots of easy ways to tread more lightly on the earth. Pupils will have the chance to take on the eco-building challenge, become recycling wizards and meet our friendly worms. A truly inspiring day.

Visit the Eco-warrior gallery on Pinterest

 

Habitat Studies by Helen Walsh

Habitat Studies
Key Stage 3 & 4

This programme provides an in-depth look at our aquatic, woodland and meadow habitats. Pupils will have the chance to use different sampling techniques, undertake population studies, investigate species adaptation and learn about food chains.

 

Sustainability by BBOWT

Sustainability
Key Stage 3 & 4

Take a tour of our award-winning centre, which is packed with brilliant eco-features from a sedum roof to solar panels, and investigate the materials used in its construction.

 

Contact us

For more information on any of the programmes or to book please contact us on 01235 862024 or sceec@bbowt.org.uk.

Where to find us

Milton Park Estate, off the A34, 3 miles north of Didcot. Postcode: OX14 4TE.


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    I live 4 miles away and wish I had found out about you guys years ago!!! Had a really lovely morning exploring and doing arts and crafts today, staff are very friendly. We will be coming again!!

    Friday 29th August 2014
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    I am only 18 months old, but I loved it all. Grampy said he will bring me again

    Thursday 21st August 2014
    by

    The children loved the whole day and were very enthusiastic

    Friday 18th July 2014
    by

    Thank you for a wonderful visit - we'll be back!!

    Friday 18th July 2014
    by

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Winter guided walk at College lake

Sunday 21st December 2014,
10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: College Lake

Join staff and volunteers for a gentle winter walk around College Lake, taking in seasonal wildlife and learning about the management of the site. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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I live 4 miles away and wish I had found out about you guys years ago!!! Had a really lovely morning exploring and doing arts and crafts today, staff are very friendly. We will be coming again!!

Friday 29th August 2014
by

I am only 18 months old, but I loved it all. Grampy said he will bring me again

Thursday 21st August 2014
by

The children loved the whole day and were very enthusiastic

Friday 18th July 2014
by

Thank you for a wonderful visit - we'll be back!!

Friday 18th July 2014
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