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.