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Muddy Education @ The Countryside Education Centre, Holdenby

The Countryside Education Centre is based in the stunning grounds of the historic Holdenby Estate and offers exclusive use of woodlands, ponds and the Estate grounds. The centre is run by a qualified primary teacher with over 12 years experience in delivering outdoor educational experiences for schools. A wide range of topics are covered and all activities are linked to EYFS guidelines and/or National Curriculum. Activities include pond dipping, mini beast hunts, den building and team building activities, orienteering, environmental art, nature trails, maths and literacy activities plus programmes linked to popular fiction such as Stick Man and The Hungry Caterpillar. Bespoke programmes can also be developed on request. Visiting schools have exclusive use of the education centre and woodland making a visit to us a "wild" experience for the children and a safe and stress free one for the teachers!


Muddy Education
Holdenby Village Hall

Contact Details

Main contact:
Becki Pulford


  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets

Risk assessed woodland areas used exclusively for educational purposes. The Education Centre is based in the village hall with seating for whole class groups plus adults, toilets and hand washing facilities and kitchen area. There is also access to the village green for picnics in warm weather.

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


Visits cost £8 per child, with no cost for accompanying adults. There are no parking charges.

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