Rangers provide a quality low-cost outdoor education service to many local schools and after-school groups, with over 2000 children being taught about habitats, wildlife and the environment each year. We aim to make the activities a valuable experience for all, with the emphasis on first-hand, hands on experience, discovery and gaining an appreciation for wildlife and the environment on a wider scale.
Although we always encourage schools to come out to Yateley Common to experience nature and the local environment in-situ, many of our activities can also be carried out in school grounds and we are able to travel to schools if preferred.
Our activities are flexible and a tailored programme of activities can be organised to suit your needs.
Further information on activities:
education programme 601 kB for primary schools, secondary schools, further education
For all self-led sessions, we still require a pre-visit with a member of staff at the site to cover health and safety issues and finalise arrangements.
If you have a specific date that you require, please give us as much notice as possible so that we can try and accommodate.
We have a wide range of just for fun activities to fit in with a number of different badges, important life skills and getting to know the outdoors. These can be booked individually or into a group of themed sessions, where each session is up to 2 hours long”.
after-school groups 191 kB including Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts.
Guided walks on sites are generally £5 per person per event (£4 for friends of Yateley common) unless advertised otherwise. Professional talks led by a ranger are generally a one off charge of £35”.
All activities are designed to meet National Curriculum requirements and delivered to fit the needs of your class or group. We will discuss the best activities for the topics you are covering with you in the pre-visit meeting. Follow up activities and useful information sources can be given to you to consolidate learning back in the classroom.
Risk Assessment 221 kB
There are no onsite toilet facilities and parking is sometimes restricted. It is therefore suggested that if travelling by coach, prior arrangements should be made with a member of staff.
All activities are outdoors, and so teachers must ensure that children are suitably dressed for the weather
We always ask for a visiting member of staff to come for a short pre-visit to discuss health and safety aspects and finalise the programme for the day.
If you made a school visit to Yateley County Park please complete the online evaluation form