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We work closely with schools and groups from Nottinghamshire and further afield to provide individually tailored days for young people and adults to experience quality outdoor learning experiences. Programmes aim to enrich the curriculum and help learners reach their potential through positive engagement with the education process, increasing confidence, group awareness, healthy activity and fun. The centre is also available for self-led groups throughout the year.

The site contains access to working mixed farms, animal care and horticultural units, tropical house, an equestrian centre, conservation areas, Victorian kitchen garden, willow pattern garden and formal gardens. 

Watch our activity videos to get a taste of action!


Type of visit:
  • Day Visit
Suitable for:
Foundation and key stage 1 - 4 school groups
60 people per day visit

Did you know we run holiday clubs during the school holidays at our Brackenhurst Centre? Find out more.

  • Located mid Nottinghamshire near Southwell
  • Situated on Brackenhurst NTU Campus, 1 ½ miles from Southwell and 5 miles from Lowdham on A612
  • 15 miles from Nottingham City
  • 42 Miles from Sheffield

The Environmental Education Centre is based next to the Engineering Workshop with a second classroom in a former stable at Home Farm. A teacher is based at the centre all year round to assist with school visits. 

  • Brackenhurst Hall grounds
  • Mixed farms
  • Animal care and horticultural units
  • Equestrian centre
  • Walled Victorian kitchen garden
  • Pond with decking
  • Wooded areas
  • Authentic WW2 air-raid shelter

Prices start from £7.20 per pupil for a full day visit.

Please note prices may vary, please contact the centre for a bespoke quote.

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