Predators and Survival (Two Days, One Night)

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Children on this two day/one night school residential will: investigate the fine balance between predator and prey relationships; learn how wildlife survives; see the food chain in action and learn survival bushcraft skills.

Your residential programme could include:

  • Exploration of Folly woods to investigate the lives and habitats of minibeasts and mammals.
  • Pond dipping
  • Dissection of owl pellets (subject to availability)
  • Mammal trapping
  • Badger watching
  • Bushcraft activities, making fire and shelters

The above are sample activities - this programme can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Download the full sample programme here.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the learning team to discuss!

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Folly Farm Centre was purpose-built as an education facility, so it offers superb facilities in a beautiful, yet convenient location:



Comfortable, spacious, sustainable accommodation in 18th century farm buildings. Safe and secure. Disabled access.



Full catering 

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Full english breakfast, packed lunch, seasonal delicious two course evening meal, plus hot chocolate and a home made biscuit in the evening.

Food is sourced locally - sometimes as local as the kitchen garden! 

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Beautiful, yet convenient location in Avon Wildlife Trust's 250-acre nature reserve, just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. The reserve is bursting with bluebells in spring, rare wildflower meadows in summer and apple orchards in autumn. View directions here.




All profits from Folly Farm Centre are gift-aided to Avon Wildlife Trust,  to protect wildlife and inspire people about the value and benefits of nature. We have been working with schools since 1980. Last year alone, we engaged 10,000 children with nature.


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