School Trips

With thirty years’ experience of providing successful school day trips and many fun attractions for children of all ages,
Kelburn remains the ideal venue for your school.

Kelburn provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils from nursery through to tertiary education.
Kelburn is best known for Curriculum-linked visits for Primary Schools and in this area we excel.

Throughout May and June our team of highly qualified Rangers lead school pupils in various curriculum based activities.

The aim is to engage and motivate pupils in a range of activities which are linked to the subjects taught in the classroom.

Information for Teachers

At Kelburn we are well known for our popular Ranger-led, curriculum linked, activities for school pupils.
Our dedicated School Programme runs in May and June with a focus towards Nursery and Primary age groups.

Out with the School Programme period, we run Ranger-led activities to various visiting groups, including Schools. Please refer to the Group Booking page.

Our Education Rangers utilise their professional outdoor education qualifications and knowledge of all things wild to provide engaging and interactive activities designed to motivate and stimulate pupils to the world around them.

Learning at Kelburn
School Trips

2019 School Programme

The 2019 programme runs weekdays from May 6th to June 27th 2019

We aim to offer a fun-filled day out at Kelburn where school children can enjoy the Secret Forest, Adventure Course and Wild West Saloon.

In addition, our Educational Ranger activities will stimulate imaginations and bodies. All educational activities are included in the price of admission. These activities will be delivered by our Education Ranger team at set times throughout the day in an area large enough to accommodate multiple groups of students.

For schools returning to Kelburn these interactive sessions will feature similar educational material used at our previous sessions however all refreshed to keep teachers, Rangers and the children inspired.

On arrival your school will be welcomed by our Education Rangers. They will provide an overview of your schedule for the day depending on your Booking Form preferences, such as Indoor Area allocation, Play Barn Soft Play time slot and meeting points for selected Ranger led activities etc.

Please note we require teacher/adult support on all our activities.


11.00 – 11.30am    Interactive Story Corner: Nursery-P3
11.45 – 12.15 noon    Interactive Story Corner:P4-P7
12.20 – 1.00 pm    Sensory Safari Walk: all ages (capped at 120 students)
1.00 – 1.30 pm    Sensory Safari Walk: all ages (capped at 120 students)

Curriculum Related Topics Integrated to Kelburn’s School Programme

11.00 – Interactive story session (nursery – Primary 4) (approx. 25min)
Join our Education Rangers as they bring our story of choice alive and introduce the characters to the audience in a natural woodland setting. Afterwards, the children will have the opportunity to get active with a short activity linked to the story.

11.45 – Interactive story session (Primary 4 – 7) (approx. 25min)
Our story of choice will be pitched to an older audience. Presented in the same format as above.

12.30 & 1pm – Sensory Safari (All ages) (approx. 25min)
Our Education Rangers will each host groups of up to 30 on a guided walk venturing further into Kelburn’s impressive natural landscapes. Along the way you will encounter different sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures and be encouraged to fine tune your senses to the natural world around you. These walks involve uneven terrain, small hills and steps. Those with limited mobility will be led on an easier walk.

Key aspects of children’s development and learning and some of the curriculum-related topics covered in our activities include:

  • Woodland animals
  • Habitats for animals and plants
  • Identification of common plants and animals found in the local environment.
  • The Senses
  • Communication and language
  • Listen with enjoyment and response to stories, songs, music, rhymes and other poetry
  • Physical development and movement
  • Enjoy energetic activity both indoors and out and the feeling of well being that it brings.
  • Be aware of the importance of health and fitness.
  • Emotional, personal and social development
  • Care for the environment and for other people in the community
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Develop their powers of observation using their senses.
  • Recognise objects by sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
  • Care for living things, for example plants, pets at home.
  • Develop an appreciation of natural beauty and a sense of wonder about the world.

Booking Form and Payment Information

The 2019 programme runs from the 7th of May to the 27th of June.

Entrance Fees
Children: £4.00
Teachers: Free at a ratio of 1:10 pupils (1:5 ratio for nurseries)
Additional Teachers: £5.00
All educational activities will be included in the price of admission.

Price applicable only on a weekday during term time in May and June.

Please download the booking form and return it completed to

The 2019 programme runs from the 7th of May to the 27th of June.
Interested schools out with this time will be classed as a Group Booking, please see here for full details and to book!