School programmes


At Northumberland Wildlife Trust, we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn about and have access to wildlife and wild places.

Learning at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre

Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre has excellent facilities to host visits from schools and other educational groups. The circular walk takes you around wetland, meadow and woodland, with 6 hides where you can watch wildlife. In addition, we have a dedicated classroom for up to 40 students, accessible toilets, telescope and binoculars and a natural play area, great for under 10s.

We can offer schools a range of hands-on activities which are enjoyable, memorable and designed to get students closer to nature. Sessions can be tailored to most ages and abilities and larger class sizes can be split as appropriate.

You can also ‘do your own thing’ and hire the purpose-built classroom to teach, store your own equipment and have your lunch. Please contact the Centre for more information on (01665) 568324. (Note - it is essential to make a firm booking well in advance as meeting room space and coach parking is limited and the Centre will get busy, particularly in the spring and summer terms.

Education Resources

We have created a fantastic Environmental Education Activities Pack, full of activities suitable for ages 4-14. Each section of the pack includes all the information and resources you would need to run a successful environmental activity. The pack has been designed with five of our sites in mind (St Nicholas Park, Fencerhill Woods, Weetslade Country Park, Big Waters and Prestwick Carr) but can be adapted and used at any site of your choice! The packs are £10 to buy (in book or CD form) and can be purchased from our HQ in Gosforth.