Longwood Education Offering
Most of our activities take place outside, so please prepare for the weather.
Some activities are seasonal and therefore will be best suited to run at certain times of year.
All programmes are tailored to suit the needs to the class and to include links to the new Curriculum for Wales.
The programmes listed below are not exhaustive and elements of each can be combined into a single programme.
We can bring in elements of the youth and play group offering into all programmes.
All the sessions will be individually planned, risk assessed. Longwood has its own insurance cover.
Your visit includes
- The option of a free, prearranged planning visit for the teacher prior to the trip
- A meet and greet on your visit to the woods
- Tailor-made, curriculum linked activity led by one of our qualified staff
- Access to our Visitors Centre.
- An optional tour of the woodlands.
- Delivered bilingually
A guided tour of the woodlands and the surrounds bringing in variety of the Areas of Learning and experience. Walks can be of varying length and routes around the woodland. Explore the History of the area with the ancient forts and the varying ecology.
Longwood Welsh Woodlands, minibeasts and wildlife for all primary ages
This will be an introduction to the ecology of Longwood, exploring the plants and meeting the creatures and minibeasts that make themselves at home here. Discover the lifecycles of the creatures that live here.
Teddy Bears Picnic (mainly for lower primary age)
Come and use our site to have your very own teddy bears’ picnic.
Amazing seeds and plant lifecycles (all primary ages)
Learn more about how seeds grow and the early life of a plant. Discover different types of seeds and how they grow. Plant your own seeds and learn how to nurture them back at home or in school.
Perfect ponds (all primary ages)
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the ecosystem in our ponds in Longwood. Discover the rare wildlife that makes its home here.
Art using natural materials (all primary ages)
Discover how to make a range of items items out of natural materials. This includes dream catchers, picture frames. Learn the tying of knots.
& Play Sessions
We can offer a variety of activities for youth and play groups from our Forest School area. These can otherwise be known as bushcraft. This includes: