The Avalon Marshes provide a rich source of learning opportunities that are being harnessed through a variety of resources and activities for schools, colleges and the wider community.

Schools and Colleges

Current availability is set out below.

Teaching Resources

There is a menu of resources downloadable from the website which will enable schools to run their own activities drawing on the resources developed during the scheme.  There are also four specialist equipment workshops that are best used in association with one of the partners or at one of the events that the partnership will continue to run. Link here to teaching resources.

Wildife School Visits to the nature reserves

Currently not available

Heritage School Visits to Avalon Archaeology

Visit the Avalon Archaeology website for details of their schools offer. Please contact South West Heritage Trust for availability at or phone 01823 278805.

Avalon Marshes Family Wildlife Group & Young Wardens

The Family Wildlife Group’s activities are aimed at children aged 5 -12 years old and their families. The age-guide is not strict however, so please feel welcome to bring along toddlers and teens too, with any number of accompanying parents, grandparents or other family and friends. The main idea is to get everyone out enjoying and exploring nature. The sessions are led by reserve staff and volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.

Young Wardens is a group for 12-17 year-olds wishing to take part in practical conservation activities or work towards the completion of their Duke of Edinburgh Award Community hours.

Find details of future sessions on our Events page.

For more information please contact the Shapwick Heath team (Natural England). Email or phone 01458 860120

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