Education at the Forest Centre is provided by three teachers from the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Please ensure you download and read the SWT code of practice before making a booking as it informs you how to find out about SWT child protection policies and procedures.
What are the options?
The options are aimed at KS1 and KS2 children and there are several to choose from. There are fully guided full and half days through to self-guided options with or without our Explorer Packs. The maximum size for guided groups is 60 and will be divided into two groups of 30 for activities. If you are planning a self-guided vist and wish to hire the education barn this has a group limit of 60, there are no restrictions for self-guided groups not using the education barn.
Booking your visit
Please call the Office (01342 823583) to ensure the site is available for you on your date of choice. We will then arrange a Sussex Wildlife teacher for you - so it is very helpful to have the booking form as soon as possible as we need to know the option you have chosen, your time of arrival and the number of children to expect. We will then confirm the teacher and the date. A few days before your visit the Sussex Wildlife teacher will call you to go through the details. Please do not book transport until the teacher is confirmed.
NEW FOR 2013
Travel Bursary - The Friends of Ashdown Forest have very kindly set aside a sum of money specifically to assist local schools with their travel costs when visiting Ashdown Forest for an Option A or B school visit. The travel bursary will refund 50% of the coach hire cost for the first ten schools making a booking in 2013. The bursary will be paid to the school on receipt of the coachcompany invoice. The invoice must show that the full cost has been paid. The refund cheque will be made payable to the school. When making a booking please state that you would like to apply for the bursary and ensure that the paid invoice is forwarded to the Ashdown Forest Centre as soon as possible. Click here to down load the flyer.
Illustration Competition - Click here to find out about the illustration competition. Closing date for registration is April 27th and the closing date for entries is May 20th 2013.
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