School visits to High Lodge

Uncover the secrets of High Lodge with your class

Located in the heart of Thetford Forest, High Lodge offers fantastic learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, High Lodge is within an hour's drive of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich.

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


How to visit High 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 High Lodge.

A group of children look closely at a log being held by a uniformed ranger in the forest.

Back to Wilderness provide led sessions in bushcraft, survival skills and wilderness education at High Lodge.

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Treetop adventures for Key Stage One and above.

A roofed shelter in the woods being benches running around the inside edge.

Coney Copse includes a shelter and covered seating for up to 30 children.

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Lookout Archery provide fun and engaging sessions for schools at High Lodge.

Girl cycling through a forest

Arrange bike hire for your whole class through Bike Art. They can take you on guided rides too.

Adventure golf in woodland

Have fun with your class on the forestry-themed crazy golf course, run by High Lodge Adventure Golf.