Environmental education

Shibden Estate workshops


Compare and contrast a selection of habitats within Calderdale through hands-on exploration and environmental games. Session includes the use of simple keys. The aim of the visit is to help pupils recognise that different animals and plants are found in different habitats and that each habitat needs protecting to maintain the diversity of British wildlife.


A half day session exploring the trees at Shibden. By the end of the session pupils will understand how a tree works, what kind of creatures live in a tree and will have really got to know a tree! Includes environmental games. Suitable for Key Stage 2.


Map showing location of Shibden Hall and Park

Shibden Estate is located on the A58 Leeds / Bradford Road (Godley Lane), to the east of Halifax town centre.

Shibden Park, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG.

What to bring

Please ensure that pupils bring appropriate footwear and a warm, waterproof coat. If the weather is very kind, it may even be necessary to bring sun hats and sun lotion! Bring lunch if eating at the Estate. All equipment needed for the visit will be provided by the Countryside Team.

At Shibden


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