Educational visits to Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Make your visit a day to remember with an educational day out at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Watch as your children develop skills and knowledge in key areas through our guided or self-guided interactive learning experiences.

If you are looking to visit Queen Elizabeth Country Park with your group, please contact a member of the team for help and advice with planning your perfect itinerary.

Email [email protected]
Phone 023 9259 5040

Guided sessions

We offer half day guided sessions which run from 10am to 12pm, or full day guided sessions which can be tailored to the size of your group.


Minibeast safari

Discover the minibeasts living at the park and investigate their habitats and learn why they live here.

Key Stage 1 students will be taught how to collect creatures safely, recognise different animals’ body parts, and simple animal identification.

Key Stage 2 students will focus on classification, behaviour, food chains and habitats.

Adaptation to habitat

Children will compare the different habitats of woodlands, meadows, and ponds through a series of fun activities.


Discover how plants live, grow, germinate, and are used across the globe, and develop your children’s understanding of habitats and food chains through fun games.

Early years

Seasonal senses

Explore the park using your senses through creative activities that encourage children to learn about nature using all of their senses.

Woodland animals

Discover the animals around the park through fun games and activities including where they live, what they like to eat and their unique characteristics.

Team building, PE, PHSE

Den building

Work together as you race against the clock to source materials for a natural shelter, build the structure and test the waterproofing.


Students can learn about map orientation and symbols as part of a team through orienteering-themed games before trying one of our courses.

Juniper Challenge

With 12 different challenges, our assault course encourages communication and coordination, perfect for older school groups and colleges, youth groups and those in higher education.


Rocks and soils

Conduct experiments to find out more about the impact of acid rain, erosion and abrasion on the geology of the park.

National parks

Learn about the landscape of Butser Hill, the highest point in Hampshire, and how it's been used throughout history.

Countryside management (further education)

This session looks at the management of the park as a business and as a visitor destination.

Self-guided visits

Take advantage of our Fun Rucksack activity packs as part of your self-guided visit and make the most out of your day.

Fun Rucksacks

Our Fun Rucksacks are full of games and activities that up 30 pupils can enjoy whilst visiting the park. The rucksack also includes full instructions and a map detailing suitable locations. The self-guided pack can be collected from the visitor centre upon arrival.

We can also send you activity instructions in advance to help you prepare. Make sure you request these early instructions at the time of booking.

Choose a theme for your fun rucksack.

  • Mini-beasts - have a mini-beast hunt within Queen Elizabeth Country Park
  • Sensory - play fun games like Meet a Tree as your pupils explore the country park
  • Orienteering - choose one of our two packs and use the included maps and guidance to set off on an orienteering adventure. Junior orienteering trail packs are also available, designed to give younger students a taste of orienteering but within a smaller space

Little Squirrels 

Little Squirrels is a hands-on nature club for children aged 2½ to 4 years during term time.

Sessions include outdoor based activities, craft, play and story time. Children and adult carers should dress for appropriate weather conditions. If children like muddy puddles, please bring a change of clothing. We work in partnership with the parents and carers and encourage their involvement in sharing their child’s nature experiences together.

Sessions run weekly on a Tuesday morning from 10:30am to 12 noon during the term time. 

Booking is essential. 

Email [email protected]
Phone 023 9259 5040