Environmental education

Manor Heath Park workshops

The Countryside Team offer a wide range of workshops which are based at Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience. The park is centrally located and provides visitors with plenty to see and do. Attractions include a large inclusive play area, a sand pit, formal gardens, the flutter bites cafe and The Jungle Experience (entrance is £1 per person).

The educational workshops include:

Earth Walk

An Earth walk is a sensory exploration of habitat. Earth walks are tailored to fit individual requirements with activities to suit a wide range of age groups. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1,2 and 3. These session are particularly relevant to P.S.H.E and Citizenship.

Climate Change

Climate change is nothing new - what is new is the speed at which it is happening. Take a walk back in time from modern day Yorkshire to prehistoric times and learn how our climate has altered over the years. Find out practical tips on how we can slow down climate change in the future and learn about ways in which plants and animals adapt to changes. Particularly suitable for Y6 - Y8. Available all year round in the park and the Jungle Experience.

Trees

A half-day session exploring the trees in Manor Heath Park. Suitable for Key Stage 2. Through games and hands-on exploration pupils will learn about the trees at Manor Heath Park. Workshop includes: meet a tree, leaf slides (including basic tree id), build a tree and a minibeast hunt in the leaf litter and on the trees themselves. 

Spring Watch

Workshop includes a walk around the park of Local Nature Reserve to look at signs of spring plus a minibeast hunt in the woods and the chance to make a colour palette to take back to school. Suitable for Key Stage 1.

Autumn Watch

Suitable for Reception and Key Stage 1. Workshop includes a walk around the park to look at signs of autumn plus a minibeast hunt in the woods and the chance to make a colour palette to take back to school.

Sensory Walks

A special walk which encourages children to explore an area in a very 'hands on' way, using activities which encourage the use of all the senses. Walks are tailored to fit individual requirements. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Wildlife Discovery Toddle

Short walk with activities aimed at children aged 3-5. Participants get the chance to meet local minibeasts, hunt for colours and make a leaf crown to take home. Suitable for Foundation stage.

Minibeasts

Explore the world of minibeasts on a safari through the wood. Compare and contrast the inhabitants of a variety of habitats including woodland floor, trees (alive and dead) and grassland. Includes the use of simple keys and species recording. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1 and 2 - session can varies in complexity depending on age group of pupils.

Interdependence and Adaptation

Come along to learn more about the way animals and plants adapt to their habitats and how they are interdependent on each other. This workshop explores a rainforest habitat in the Jungle Experience and various habitats outside the park. Particularly suitable for KS2.

Butterflies

Discover the magical lifecycle of butterflies in this workshop aimed at Reception - Year 2 pupils. Meet the butterflies in the Jungle Experience and make your own model butterfly to take home.

Location

Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Road, Savile Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

What to bring

For all outdoor workshops please ensure that pupils and adults bring appropriate footwear and a warm, waterproof coat. If the weather is very kind, it may even be necessary to bring sun hats, sun lotion and insect repellent! Bring lunch if eating in the park. All equipment needed during the visit will be supplied by us.

Lunches

May be eaten in the park in good weather or in the classroom area (subject to availability).

At Manor Heath

Charges

Risk assessment and session plans

Prior to your visit, you will receive a copy of the session plan outlining the activities to be covered during the workshop plus a risk assessment of the activities and the site.

How to book

To organise your visit, contact:

Last Updated: 20/09/2016