Key Stage 1 Activities


Suntrap is situated in the heart of 2,400 hectares of the ancient woodland of Epping Forest, with its rich variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, but is less than a half hour drive from Leytonstone High Road.  
    Our 7 acre private site includes;
    •    4 fully equipped heated classrooms
    •    Full class sets of equipment including microscopes and compasses
    •    4 ponds (one fully accessible for wheelchair users)
    •    A range of animals suitable for handling
    •    Outdoor classrooms and picnic areas
    •    Adventure playground with zip wire and climbing frame
    •    Wellies and waterproofs for all ages

Flexible and adaptable programmes which can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.

Each activity packs in two & half hours of outdoor fun and exploration, led by a Suntrap tutor.

Bring packed lunch with you to enjoy after you have worked up an appetite, you will have access to a room & toilets. 

Suntrap on Tour

From July 2019 – April 2020, our much loved building will be having a face lift. The Suntrap team will be on tour - bringing nature nearer to you.

Suntrap on Tour offers two hour sessions in your school (in a classroom or grounds) or exploring your local woodlands or green space under the guidance of our qualified, expert staff. All workshops can be adapted for small groups of children with SEN.

Special offer;

Book a Suntrap on tour session and get £50 off your first booking when we reopen our site in 2020.

Cost: £150 per two-hour session (maximum 30 pupils). 

Also available; INSET for school staff   
Twilight sessions in school grounds; outdoor learning (maths, literacy & problem solving).

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KS1 activities

A full list of all our KS1 activities.

Full list KS1 activities

KS1 science activities

A quick guide to our science activities for KS1.

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Map adventure

A forest adventure for children to enjoy while using a map.

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Shelter building

Work as a team to plan & build a shelter.

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The Gruffalo

Join the little brown mouse on a forest adventure.

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Animal & plant explorers

Meet the Suntrap animals & enjoy a plant adventure in the forest.

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Forest sensory trail

Use your senses to explore the forest.

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Animals from different habitats

Meet & handle the Suntrap animals and find out about animals living in the forest.

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Pond dipping

Explore ponds to find out about life cylces & food chains.

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It was all excellent. The children were fully engaged and loved being out in the forest.