Stubbington Study Centre

Where You'll Learn

Conservation Area

Our woodland Conservation Area is as big as two football pitches with mixed woodland (deciduous and coniferous), scrub and meadowland. It provides a wide range of habitats for indigenous mammals, birds and minibeasts.

Conservation area

We have seven ponds which provide varied habitats for frogs, newts, dragonflies and many other pond creatures.

A maze of mounds, ditches and pathways is there for you and the animals to explore.

Rough grass, brambles and rotting wood provide ideal homes for our wildlife. We have voles, minibeasts and two species of mice (Yellow Neck and Long-tailed Field mouse). It's also a good hunting ground for predators!


The Hides

We have two observation hides at Stubbington called Bramble Hide and Willow Hide. A 'hide' is a place where you can watch wildlife without frightening it.

The hide

In day time we watch birds. Food is put out to attract as many different birds as possible. Common visitors include Wrens, Robins, Blue Tits, Chaffinches, Great Tits and Greenfinches.

At night we watch for badgers and foxes that come out at night to feed.



It's not all play at Stubbington. You will have to work hard during the week on all sorts of fun activities that help you to discover more about yourselves and the world around you.

You will be outdoors most of the time, mainly in our conservation area. However we do have classrooms for follow-up work and evening class sessions.

All of our classrooms or study bases are named after animals' homes.

The Holt (Otter), The Lair (Deer), The Den (Weasel), The Fortress (Mole) and The Burrow (Rabbit). We also have log circles in our grounds that can be used as outdoor classroom areas.


" " The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is our newest building where we teach a history based around life in Celtic Times. It is a great place to meet with your friends for a chat in free time too.