Education Centres and Nature Reserves

Education Centres and Nature Reserves

Credit: David Tipling/2020VISION

Giving children a chance to explore somewhere special

Bring your school to visit one of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's outstanding education centres or to one of our nature reserves.

What we offer

• A safe secure learning environment
• A range of exciting habitats
• Fully equipped classrooms (on site)
• Curriculum linked programmes
• Incorporation of the five ways to wellbeing in all our EYFS-KS2 programmes

The Wolseley Centre - playing in the tunnels

The Wolseley Centre, Nr Rugeley

Set in informal gardens and countryside with many wildlife habitats including rivers, meadows, ponds, wooded areas, the Wolseley Centre is the ideal place for environmental learning. In March 2019 we will be launching a brand new eco friendly learning hub thanks to a £318,000 grant from BIFFA Award. The purpose-built building will feature cutting-edge environmental and accessible design that delivers the perfect space for learning about nature in harmony with the natural landscape in which it will be located. See below for programmes available. 

Westport Lake - cafe view

Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Based inside the visitor centre at Westport Lake, the Education Centre is well-suited to deliver education programmes. The centre has modern classroom facilities and is in easy reach of the lake, woodland areas, meadows and a canal. See centre programme availability below 

Highgate Common

Highgate Common, South Staffordshire

This lowland heath is a haven for wildlife and a great location for children to discover nature and the outdoors through environmental education activities. Located just eight miles from Dudley, the brand new building includes a well-equipped large classroom. Download centre programmes descriptions below 

Visitor centre - education programme descriptions

Charges for school visits 

Most of our programmes are half a day in length. The programmes are designed to complement each other, making a full day trip a really engaging experience for your school.

All KS3-KS5 programmes are a full day.
EYFS-KS2 £6.00 per child - Full day (min charge £75.00)
EYFS-KS2 £3.50 per child - Half day (min charge £50.00)
KS3-KS5 £10.00 per child - Full day (min charge £120)
Please note, our prices will be increasing from January 2019 to:
£7.50 per child - Full day (min charge £75.00)
£5.00 per child - Half day (min charge £50.00)

If you would like to book a school onto one of our education programmes or for more information, please contact us at or call 01889 880100.

If you would like to know more about one of our education programmes, email us at

Education work - tree planting

Nature Reserves

Schools can also visit our nature reserves to do many of the programmes listed. Please contact us for more information, email call 01889 880100.

Secondary education programmes

Find out more

Credit: Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

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