The Countryside Rangers have lots of activities available for school and uniformed groups across all of their sites. We are happy to tailor visits for group’s individual needs and try our best to keep charges to a minimum.
Please note that none of our site have toilet facilities and therefore ranger lead visits are a maximum of 2 hours long.
Please see the schools leaflet to see documentation requirements.
All groups must contact the Education Ranger before their visit to any of our countryside sites on 01252 774468.
Equipment for hire
We have equipment available to hire for group sizes of up to 30 including:
|Pond dipping equipment||£10 per day|
|Bug hunting equipment||£10 per day|
|Bat detectors||£20 per day|
Updated fee list in effect from 1 April 2019:
|Pond dipping equipment||£12 per day|
|Bug hunting equipment||£12 per day|
|Bat detectors (£75 deposit applies)||£12 per day (£3 per additional detector)|
|Moth hunting equipment||£12 per day|
Information for teachers
Please read our schools leaflet.
Visits for Guides & Scouts
Ranger led visits are available for scout and guide groups, however incur extra costs as they are outside of ranger working hours. A minimum group size of 15 applies at a cost of £4 per child.
Self-led visits to our reserves are encouraged and we offer equipment for hire. These are free but the Education Ranger must still be contacted.
Practical conservation tasks for young groups
Site management takes place during the winter months (October-February). This is to protect rare species that are active during the summer. Therefore, there are limited tasks available during the summer months. It is best to contact us early if you wish to take part in a community related task.
If you are a group of 12 or fewer, it may be possible for the Fleet Pond Society to lead your group. Please do not let charges put you off and contact us should you have a small, not for profit group and we will see if there are volunteers available on your required date.