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RSPB Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset

RSPB Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset

The RSPB's Arne Nature Reserve is a few miles from Wareham surrounded by Poole Harbour and Purbeck. We have a great variety of habitats to explore including heathland, woodland, shoreline and meadows. The reserve is teeming with wildlife, making it an ideal place for all ages to explore and investigate. The programmes we run are linked to the National Curriculum and we can accommodate up to 2 classes each day. Each programme is designed to last two hours, and two programmes can be combined, or with a self-led activity, to make a whole day visit.
From September 2019 your school can benefit from free, staff-led visits to on a nature reserve! Take part in a scientific study, go on a seasonal scavenger hunt, create a colourful collage, or discover which creatures call these amazing habitats their home, plus many more hands-on activities.


Arne Road
nr. Wareham
BH20 5BJ

Contact Details

Main contact:
01929 553360


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

Delivery Items

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


We have free sessions for classes up to the age of 16, and paid-for sessions for post-16 ecological fieldwork. Your only cost will be transport to and from the reserve.
To take advantage of this fantastic offer and get your class closer to nature, all you need to do is get in touch with us to book a date for your visit. As this free offer is only availible for the first 25 schools to book each year we recommend you get in as quickly as possible in order to secure your place.

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