Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Minsmere – RSPB

Sheepwash Lane, Westleton, IP17 3BY. England

From ancient woodland, wetlands and reedbeds, to lagoons and a shingle beach, few sites can offer such a range of habitats for your class to explore. Your class can enjoy hands-on practical activities within easy walking distance of the well-equipped Discovery Zone and classroom.

Our beautiful reserve is home to an extraordinary range of wildlife. Visit us and you might see butterflies and dragonflies, rare plants and little terns on our sand dunes or those iconic birds – avocets, marsh harriers and bitterns – whose conservation stories are so intimately linked to Minsmere. Whether studying birds, other wildlife, landscape or habitats, groups will find a warm welcome here, as well as one of the UK’s best wildlife experiences.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Sheepwash Lane, Westleton
IP17 3BY. England

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday, 9am - 4pm.