Treat your classes to an exciting and educational day out at the Chestnut Centre, where they can explore the natural beauty of the Peak National Park. Children can discover more about the plants and animals that share our planet through educational visits closely linked to the requirements of the national curriculum.

Our dedicated guides ensure that the learning experience is educational, memorable and fun. The education programme is suitable for early years, KS1 and KS2 and we can also tailor our programme to suit older students if necessary.

We offer a choice of two options to suit your requirements:

Gold – Fully guided visit

  • Complimentary visit for teachers/group leaders prior to visit
  • Comprehensive teacher pack to download
  • Free adult/child ratio
  • Your own experienced guide who will remain with you throughout your visit
  • Full use of a lockable nature classroom - a place to leave belongings and have lunch
  • Your dedicated guide/guides will accompany your group around Nature Trail, sharing their knowledge.
  • Afternoon activity depending on age or an opportunity to re-visit animals with your leaders /responsible adult
  • Free coach parking
  • Complimentary hot drinks for teachers and parents throughout the day (not including Costa Coffee)

Silver – Self guided visit

  • Complimentary visit for teacher/group leader prior to visit
  • You will be shown to your classroom by a member of staff
  • Comprehensive teacher pack to support your visit
  • Introductory talk
  • Use of nature classroom throughout your visit to leave belongings and have lunch if required.
  • Free adult/child ratio
  • Full use of park during your visit - children must be supervised at all times
  • Free coach parking


Gold: £7.95 per child with a minimum of 20 children

Silver: £6.95 per child with a minimum of 15 children

  • 1 supervising adult free with every 5 paying children
  • Picnic facilities are available

Add an educational session

A 30-minute owl-based workshop is available to schools and groups and must be pre-booked. Our tame barn owl Muckle will be there for you to meet and get up close to during the session.

£30.00 maximum - 30 children per session

Please contact Moira for further details or to arrange a booking.