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Skelton Grange Environment Centre

A couple of miles from Leeds centre, Skelton Grange's award winning environment centre is surrounded by ponds, meadows, woodland and fruit & vegetable gardens. Here we offer inspiring outdoor learning days for 3-11 year olds following EYFS guidance and the new curriculum. Or we can focus on developing confidence, resilience and problem solving - and having fun! Children are taught in small groups by our trained staff and volunteers, with hands on learning at the heart of what we do.
"Really enjoyed the day and children still raving about it! Staff commented on how wonderful it was to hear certain children so animated and taking a lead in aspects of the day, which would normally never happen. Teaching was top quality as always, very inclusive approach" Windmill Primary School
We also offer full day or twilight professional development training for school staff and childminders, either in your own setting or at Skelton Grange. Current courses include: Raising Standards by Teaching Numeracy & Literacy Outside; Making the Most of the School Grounds; Environmental Games; Nature Play for Early Years or for Childminders.
Our special celebration days are for end of term, Christmas parties, end of SATs or anything else you wish to celebrate. Pirate Adventure, Robin Hood or Survival Adventure days consist of whole group games, team activities, challenges and crafts that ensure that children are included and involved all day long in a memorable event.
We run Wild in the Woods days to help pupils develop particular skills such as resilience, cooperation, creative writing, numeracy and problem solving. We work with teachers to plan a session using a mixture of story, drama, games and challenges to create a totally immersive experience for the children. Past topics have covered Shelters, the Gunpowder Plot and Elizabeth I!


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

Skelton Grange Environment Centre, three miles from Leeds city centre, is an attractive, inspirational and eco-friendly venue for all types of events. Set in ten acres of land, the centre gives the feeling of being in the countryside, providing a relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city. The centre is a showcase for environmental building, with many features designed to minimise use of resources. The building is fully accessible and set in lovely grounds managed for conservation and education purposes. It is only a couple of minutes from the M1, M62 and M621.


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What we can offer

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

We run a wide variety of guided outdoor learning days for primary school classes on curriculum topics or activities focused on confidence building, resilience, problem solving - and fun! These days make use of our woods, ponds, meadows and vegetable gardens to bring learning to life!

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