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Avalon Marshes (including RSPB Ham Wall, NE Shapwick Heath), featuring Schools on Reserves

Avalon Marshes (including RSPB Ham Wall, NE Shapwick Heath), featuring Schools on Reserves

Bring your class to one of two fantastic nature reserves near Glastonbury: RSPB Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath NNR in partnership with Natural England.
Steeped in history, wildlife and atmosphere, there is so much for your class to explore.
 We have a spectacular range of animals including rare birds such as Bittern and Great White Egret, frogs, toads, otters and water voles, dragonflies & diving beetles.
 Excellent facilities include coach parking, education shelter, pond dipping platforms, bird hides, toilets & classrooms.
 We offer programmes from EYFS to A-level supporting a range of subjects linked to the National Curriculum.
To find out more, take a look at the list of sessions on our website and contact us to make a booking.

Address

Avalon Marshes Centre
Shapwick Rd
Westhay
Somerset
BA6 9TT

Contact Details

Main contact:
Nick Badcott and Sandie Andrews
01458 860494

Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes

Pricing

Costs
Entry to the nature reserves is free but, if required, our educational programmes and classroom facilities are charged for as follows:
Primary per child
£4 per two-hour session, £6.50 for two sessions to make a full day.
There is a minimum charge of £80 for a half day and £130 for a full day.
Secondary KS3 and KS4 per child
£5 per two-hour session, or £8 for a full day.
There is a minimum charge of £100 half day and £160 for a full day.
A-level per student
£6 for a half day, or £10 for a full day.
There is a minimum charge of £100 for a half day and £160 for a full day.

Accreditations

LOtC Quality Badge

This place has been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.

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