EYFS 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 within easy reach of east London.

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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions pupils will be unable to handle the Suntrap animals until further notice.

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. Click here for prices.

We offer a range of outreach options for schools bringing Suntrap activities directly to you. 

For autumn term 2020 we are offering bespoke outdoor learning sessions in your local patch of forest or green space, with no need to travel to our site.

In the meantime if you would like support to take your teaching into your school grounds visit our Supporting Outdoor Learning page.

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Sensory trail

Take Barnaby Bear on a sensory trail through the forest.

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Exploring the natural world

Meet our animals & have an adventure exploring the forest.

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We're going on a bear hunt

Follow the bear to his cave somewhere in the forest.

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All done so brilliantly. Delivery of information was excellent, spread of activities was brilliant, children were so engaged