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.
Bring packed lunch with you to enjoy after you have worked up an appetite, you will have access to a room & toilets.
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.
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).
A full list of all our KS1 activities.Full list KS1 activities
A quick guide to our science activities for KS1.Find out more
A forest adventure for children to enjoy while using a map.Find out more
Work as a team to plan & build a shelter.Find out more
Join the little brown mouse on a forest adventure.Find out more
Meet the Suntrap animals & enjoy a plant adventure in the forest.Find out more
Use your senses to explore the forest.Find out more
Meet & handle the Suntrap animals and find out about animals living in the forest.Find out more
Explore ponds to find out about life cylces & food chains.Find out more
It was all excellent. The children were fully engaged and loved being out in the forest.