Free Visits for SEND Groups

Free Visits for SEND Groups

All education activities are now postponed under current lockdown restrictions. We will continue to review events in line with government advice.

Bookings for visits & courses after 30 June are currently unaffected. We are currently unable to take new bookings for school visits, but birthday parties, holiday club and adult learning courses may be booked online.

Please contact if you have any urgent queries.

Enjoy the outdoors

Our Outdoor Learning department has been awarded grants from the Co-Op Local Community Fund and the Community Foundation for Surrey to offer free visits for school and community groups who specialise in working with young people (up to 18 years) with special educational needs and disabilities between now and November 2020. We would love you to take this opportunity to visit our state of the art, fully accessible education centre, Nower Wood, near Leatherhead.

Choose from the sessions below and then get in touch to book your visit!

Programme options

Each of the options below is a half day session, you can choose one and visit us for a morning or afternoon, or choose two and stay for the whole day.

Forest Schools Taster
An introduction to our Forest School programmes with themes around the following: fire lighting; tool use; natural art and craft; storytelling; sensory activities.

Pond Dipping
Discover what lives in our pond habitats and use a net to catch creatures to take a closer look at how they live underwater with our amazing video microscope.

Play games, explore the woods and search through the leaves to find all sorts of fascinating minibeasts living there, we can also take a look with the video microscope to see them in incredible detail.

Use all of your senses to explore the habitats of Nower Wood following our wheelchair accessible sensory route, the focus can be on senses, tree identification, nature or ecology to suit your learning objectives.

A Christmas Adventure (for Winter 2020)
Next Christmas, your students could meet Mrs Claus and join the festivities to make Christmassy crafts, sing festive songs and maybe even toast a marshmallow over the fire. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Two happy people enjoying a Christmassy walk in the woods


How old do my students have to be?

Any age up to 18 is included.

Do we need to be from a specialist SEND school?

No - groups from SEND units within schools and SEND community or youth groups are welcome as well.

When can we come?

These visits are available until the end of November 2020.

Is transport included?

Unfortunately, our funding is unable to cover transport costs as well. 

Book now

Funding is available on a first come first served basis, so please don’t hesitate and contact us today!

Call 01372 379509 or email 

Introductory Video

You can use the introductory video below to show your class what to expect on their visit.