Key Stage 3 residential visits

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The following programmes are available as residential stays at the Folly Farm Centre, in the heart of the Chew Valley.

The Folly Farm Centre is a learning centre set in the heart of our 250-acre nature reserve.  We also offer day visits for Key Stage 3 students, please go to the day visits page for further details.

Adventure and Teamwork (3 days, 2 nights)

Bring out the best in your students with this challenging and fun programme that creatively builds on curriculum links and personal development. Students take part in a very active programme exploring the nature reserve surrounding the Centre as well as the local environment.

John Muir Award (5 days, 4 nights)

Take part in this environmental award scheme that encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. Each student will work towards achieving their John Muir Discovery Award whilst taking part in this fun, creative and practical programme. Cover key areas of the curriculum whilst encouraging students' personal development and thinking about conservational issues and sustainable living.

Science, Geography and Survival (5 days, 4 nights)

Make the most of learning outside the classroom using inspiration and learning opportunities in nature. Challenge students' knowledge of geography and science by exploring the landscape, patterns in nature and our impact on the environment. Build on students' personal development with group and independent challenges with this creative, fun and informative programme.

Wildlife Filmmaking (3 days, 2 nights)

Explore the fantastic habitats of Folly Farm and identify the species that live here. In teams students identify a message they'd like to get across in their film and create a storyboard focusing on what makes a specific habitat unique and the impacts of humans and predators on that habitat.  Habitats can include woodland, meadows and ponds. Students develop their story as part of a film crew and make their own wildlife blockbuster, venturing into the woodland at night to find badgers, bats and barn owls and recording the sounds of the nocturnal wildlife waking up to add to their film.

For further details of all of these programmes, including lists of National Curriculum links and prices, please download the information sheets below.

To make a booking or for further information please contact 0117 917 7270 or email


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Adventure and Teamwork.pdf206.88 KB
John Muir Award.pdf148.23 KB
Science, Geography and Survival.pdf192 KB
Wildlife Filmmaking.pdf319.02 KB