Education centres

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Discover our education centres

We organise hundreds of events and activities every year at our education centres. From Nature Babies, Nature Tots and Forest Schools - right through to workshops for adults. 

We have The Whistlestop Discovery Centre in Matlock Bath, perfect for learning all about woodlands, rivers and situated right in the heart of the World Heritage Site and our Wildlife Discovery Room and amazing outdoor classroom, perfect for pond dipping and campfires, based at Carsington Water near Ashbourne.

So what are you waiting for? Come and get wild with us! 

The Whistlestop Discovery Centre


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The Wildlife Discovery Room


Pond dipping, Sarah Watson 

All our lives are better when they're a bit wild
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We also host Forest Schools every month at Carsington Water - join us for campfires, woodland crafts, bush skills and den building - we meet at the Millfield's car park, Carsington Water Visitor Centre, DE6 1ST. 

Our Forest Schools

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Hope Forest School

Someone's special day?

Book a Wild Birthday Party with us! From fairies to dragons, we have loads of themes to choose from to suit any child aged 3-11! Take a peek...

Wild Birthday Parties

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Naturally inquisitive

We thought you might like to find out a little bit more about the type of events we hold at these education centres - take a peek and see which one suits you and your family best.

Little acorns

Nature Tots

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Forest School at Hope, Derbyshire 

Learn naturally with us

Schools love our education centres and outdoor classrooms. We'll work with you to tailor our sessions to what they need. From talks, pond dipping, woodland explorations to educational workshops. Or, if it is easier, we can come to you and work in the school grounds. Plus, it's all linked to the curriculum! See what we can offer...

Teacher's corner

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