About us

Suntrap, based in Epping Forest, offers outdoor environmental activities for schools (from early years to A level), families, adults and community groups. With a legacy of over fifty years, many of our users are repeat visitors.

Everyone who comes to Suntrap is given the opportunity to learn about our natural environment here in the forest, along with positive actions they can take to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies. We hope to equip all our visitors with age-appropriate knowledge and experiences; helping them to make choices to protect the environment going into the future.


Suntrap will continue to monitor the situation with regard to Covid-19 and respond to changes in the Government's guidelines, updating our policy as needed. Read more here. 

Check out our Suntrap at Home page for great ideas to continue Bringing Nature Nearer.

First time or third generation visitor - here are some wonderful memories!

Schools & colleges

We offer a range of programmes and activities for students of all ages from Early Years to post 16.

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Meet the team

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During our major refurbishment the Suntrap team will be on tour.   

Special offer: book a Suntrap on tour outreach session and get £50 off your first booking when we reopen our site in mid 2020. Cost: £150 per two-hour session (maximum 30 pupils). 

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Excellent personal service and children well looked after. Very knowledgeable. Will book for other year groups.

You do everything so well; engaging the children and giving them the courage to have a go and just enjoy - worth every penny!