School visits

In Brief

  • Educational visits are free!
  • Transport grants may also be available!
  • First place in Wales to be awarded the LOtC Quality Badge
  • Options to suit all age levels
  • Dedicated Education Ranger
  • Call 01597 810390 for more information

Elan is a great place to bring your pupils, from Early Years and Key Stage 1 through to Key Stages 4 and 5. There are so many learning avenues to tie in with the National Curriculum or your own study plans.

In this section are some popular topics but we are always happy to discuss your own ideas or requirements. Don't forget all our facilities are open all year for pre-booked visits and we have a full-time Environmental Education Ranger to lead the visits.

There are no charges for educational visits, and transport grants may also be available if your school has never visited before!

 We have been awarded the 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge, an award which is given to providers of high quality teaching and learning experiences in a safe outdoor environment. We were also the first site to be listed in Wales.

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What teachers said

“We all had a great day – the children were given lots of opportunities to explore the habitats and the recorded work provided helped to consolidate their learning”
Builth Wells Primary School, Powys

“As teachers we were very impressed with the learning and knowledge of the rangers. They were fantastic with the pupils and covered all elements from learning/assessment, discipline and safety. It was great, I will be booking again!” 
Moor Park School, Ludlow

“Our guide is always excellent. She is very patient and enthusiastic with the children and asks excellent questions which help them exhibit and develop their knowledge”  
Hereford Cathedral Junior School

“A very well run visit – I will definitely be using your services again – and the fact that it is free is brilliant!
If I taught locally I would be visiting every term!”
Bishop’s Castle Primary School, Shropshire

“A big thank you – this is perhaps the best educational visit/resource I’ve used in 20 years of teaching –
and it’s free!”
Llanbister Primary School, Powys

“Great – hands-on tasks, plus perfect setting for lots of geography and science input” 
Wellington Primary School, Herefordshire

“All of the adults commented on the exceptional in-depth knowledge that was offered. The teaching session was very engaging and hands-on” 
Kimbolton St. James Primary, Herefordshire

“Thank you for a wonderful day. The activities are brilliantly matched and the Rangers enthusiasm really rubs off on the children. A great trip!” 
Almeley Primary School, Herefordshire

“An absolutely brilliant day, covered the skills and range of the Geography curriculum and a lot of numeracy” 
Maesyrhandir County Primary School, Powys