The Learning and Discovery Team offers a range of activities to support learning, working with many different organisations and institutions, from schools and youth groups to family and community groups. We deliver from various locations and centres around the Park - from the gritstone edges above Hathersage to the limestone dales around Hartington.
Covid-19 latest update - 24 August 2020
School visits - Back in September - Now open for bookings
In line with current government guidance on outdoor gatherings, we will resume a modified version of our education services in September.
We are offering a limited range of field visits, as well as online learning opportunities and visits to deliver activities in your school setting. Please be assured that we will only carry out activities that are Covid-secure.
We are now taking bookings.
Please see our Education Visits: Autumn 2020 page for details of the activities we are now offering.
Note: Summer term cancellations - As of 21 April all school bookings to the end of summer term 2020 no longer required notification of cancellation or any cancellation fees. All school bookings were cancelled for this period.
All schools that had bookings were contacted, when the schools reopen and visits resume you can re-book your trips. Please check this website for up to date information.
You can also take a look at our Teachers Resources for activities that can be done at home or in school.
More suggestions for activities that can be carried out at home on the Stay Safe Stay Wild page.
Our programmes aim to inspire you to love the Peak District National Park as much as we do. All our work will promote understanding of the national park by providing creative and inspirational experiences that will help you discover the special qualities of the place.
You can download or print out the Enquiry Form below, complete the sections and return:
The Customer and Business Support Team
The Peak District National Park Authority
- Education Visit Enquiry Form Autumn 2020
- Visits for Primary Schools Early Years and KS1 (not currently available)
- Visits for Primary Schools KS2
- Visits for Secondary Schools KS3,KS4(GCSE), KS5 (A level)
- Visits for Universities and Colleges (not currently available)
- Costs and bookings
- Health and Safety
Health and Safety
All activities are fully risk assessed - our leaders are trained to a high standard and Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure and Barring (CRB/DBS) checked. For more details on health and safety please follow the tabs on the left.
We hold the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge, certificate number R2QB103464
We strive to make our visits accessible to all. While many of our sites are accessible to people with limited mobility, it would be wise to discuss your particular needs with us before booking.
We assess learning using a variety of techniques appropriate to the age and ability of the pupils and the type of activity such as: questioning, questioning games, observing how well children are performing tasks, checking results, quizzes and feedback forms. All group leaders will be asked to complete a feedback form after their visit. We hope you will find time to do this as we use this information to improve our programmes
For more details, please contact:
Learning & Discovery Team
Peak District National Park Authority
Tel: 01629 816373