Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

National Parks - The Bigger Picture

Learning resources for Peak District National Park

The Peak District was the first designated National Park in the UK and is one of the most visited National Parks in the world.

It is only one of many beautiful protected areas in the UK where the public can visit a variety of wild landscapes including moors, coastland, mountains and woodland.

For a fascinating insight into the location, history, management and issues facing these areas of outstanding natural beauty, why not visit the National Park UK website? To find out more about the origins of national parks and one of the founders of the conservation movement, visit the John Muir Trust.

For useful information about planning your visit to the UK’s National Parks as well as a range of exciting educational resources visit the Teachers’ Area.


Working with FACE and the Peak District Educators groups a resource pack full of ideas for teaching science outside has been developed. In this pack you will find information about  basic principles and the following activities:

Hedgerow bird games, human line graphs, leaf bashing, build a tree, listening to trees, climate change simulation, how to demonstrate climate change, how to demonstrate the green house effect, food webs, walk through keys and footprint stamps.

PE and Cultural Heritage

A useful booklet (2.3MB) produced by Peak District educators and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) packed with fun activities to do in the big outdoors.

KS1 and KS2

Moorland Discovery Teachers' Pack (5.4MB)

This pack is designed to help teachers and group leaders to lead a safe and fun visit to the moorland areas of the Peak District National Park. The pack is aimed at supporting both class and field-work for students from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4.

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