Primary Schools

Children BirdwatchingWe provide a choice of  themed days linked to the curriculum where children learn about the National Park, protecting nature and our environment.


A typical day at Glenveagh*:

10 am – Recommended arrival time at Glenveagh Visitor Centre & a quick snack

10:20 – 12pm – Nature Themed Walk (differs depending on the habitat chosen and age of the children)

12pm – Short Lunch Break

12:25 – 2pm – Activities based on the topic covered

2pm – Departure from the main carpark*


Field Trip Learning Modules:

Topics Details Factsheet Downloads
Glenveagh: Past, Present & Future Step back in time & explore how the park has evolved and how the landscape has changed over time up to the present day. Learning Module: Past, Present & Future
Protecting Nature Activity Day A general day covering a range of habitats, species and nature activities, which can vary depending on the  season. Learning Module: Protecting Nature
Discover Primary Science & Maths Exploring the concepts of biodiversity & maths in science and the fundamental relationship between them. Learning Module: DPSM
Woodland Discovery Day Learn about native Irish trees and forests, and all the amazing living things they support. Learning Module: Woodland Discovery
Life in Our Bogs Discover this amazing habitat and its biodiversity through a walk and hands on activities. Learning Module: Life in Our Bogs
Little Nature Explorers Specially designed activity day for those under 7, focusing on sorting, matching, describing and identifying all the natural wonders they will find on a nature walk. Learning Module: Little Explorers

How to Book:

Our activity days fill up fast so book in early to avoid disappointment.  Booking enquiries are taken via email only at glenveagh-education@housing.gov.ie. We are now fully booked for Spring 2022 and will open for bookings for Autumn during the last two weeks of May and then later in the  year, for 2023 bookings.


We can also offer specially tailored days for Discover Primary Science and Maths and The Green Flag for Biodiversity. We are now an accredited Leave No Trace Centre, so contact us if you would like to discuss what we can provide around this subject.

Discover Primary Science and Maths