School visits to Hicks Lodge

Uncover the secrets of Hicks Lodge with your class

Hicks Lodge, a former coal mining site that has been transformed, is a wonderful setting for groups to get involved in a range of learning activities that combines hands-on education with ideas for active minds.

A classroom with no walls 

The living, breathing forest is a versatile learning space, with room to think and space to explore. 

Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children. Older children can see how ecosystems work, undertake field studies or explore the science behind the tree lifecycle.  

Learning in a forest is also a practical way to immerse your class in a range of subjects. Spark students' imagination by delivering a lesson on any topic, using the setting as inspiration.  

Discover sustainable forest management in action

We grow, shape and care for forests, managing landscapes for people, wildlife and timber production.

At Hicks Lodge, you'll see what sustainable forest management is, and why it's so important, through hands-on activities.

How to visit Hicks Lodge as a class

A boy in a green jumper is pointing to something in the forest
Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Hicks Lodge.
A group of children look closely at a log being held by a uniformed ranger in the forest.
Little Acorns Forest School deliver a range of fun, curriculum-linked sessions at Hicks Lodge.