Uncover the secrets of Salcey Forest with your class

Only seven miles from the centre of Northampton, Salcey Forest offers fantastic learning opportunities for schools, groups and people of all ages and abilities.

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

How to visit Salcey Forest as a class

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Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Salcey Forest.
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Acorn, our learning partner at Salcey, can deliver a range of fun and educational experiences in the forest.