Inspirational School Visits to the Railway Land and the Linklater Pavilion for KS1 and KS2

The Railway Land Nature Reserve in Lewes has a wonderful mosaic of habitats including woodlands, meadows, ponds and wetlands. Along with our purpose built environmental education centre, the Linklater Pavilion, and the use of advanced technology such as digital microscopes and webcams, we have the ingredients for a truly enthralling school visit.


The Railway Land Wildlife Trust is a small, independent wildlife trust. Our size means that we are able to tailor visits to the specific needs of individual schools and provide opportunities to explore the nature reserve through a variety of curriculum areas.

Topics include:

  • Woodland Exploration

  • The Amazing World of Plants

  • Ponds and Wetlands

  • Animals and Habitats

  • Weather, habitats and microclimates

We also provide a pre-visit activity and ideas for follow up activities back at school.

To discuss your visit and the learning outcomes you would like to achieve, please ring 01273 477101 or email

For schools who are unable to visit the nature reserve we also provide a series of outreach sessions that can be booked to take place in your school and school grounds.

Please enquire if you would like to know more about our Teacher CPD training sessions.

In order to avoid clashes with other groups, it is essential to book a visit to  the nature reserve even if you don't plan to use the resources of the Linklater Pavilion and the expertise that is on offer. 

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Ln, Lewes BN7 2FG

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