Primary Schools

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With numerous habitats on our doorstep, we link outdoor activities with the curriculum for 4-12 yr olds,  and provide a choice of nature exploration days,  learning interactively about the National Park and our environment….

A typical day at Glenveagh: (Note due to Covid restrictions this day is currently shortened to 2 hours and outdoors only.)

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*

*Times can be adjusted to accommodate each school

Field Trip Topics:

Topics Details Factsheet Downloads
The Glenveagh Timeline Step back in time & explore how the park has evolved since the ice age, investigating how the landscape has changed over time up to the present day. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. ESS Glenveagh Time Line Fact Sheet
The World and Wood An introduction to sustainability for young people through exploring woodlands, our impact on the environment and the importance of trees. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE, Jr. Cert. Science, Geography, History, CSPE and ESS. The World & Wood
Making Nature Count Exploring the concepts of biodiversity & maths in science and the fundamental relationship between them. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. Maths, Geography & Science. Making Nature Count
Signs of Spring Visit us between February and May to help us observe and record the arrival of Springtime. Signs of Spring Fact Sheet
Mammal Day Learn about the tracks and signs of mammals in Ireland in the surrounds of Glenveagh National Park. Mammal Day Fact Sheet
For Infants Specially designed activity day for those under 6, focusing on sorting, matching, describing and identifying all the natural wonders they will find on a nature walk. Infants Day Fact Sheet
Mini-beast Day Exploring the amazing world of insects and their importance in the world. Minibeasts Fact Sheet
Woodland Discovery Day Learn about native Irish trees and forests, and all the amazing living things they support. Woodland Discovery Day Fact Sheet
Garden Discovery Day Venture through the magical world of Glenveagh gardens with a range of fun sensory activities and learn about what grows here and why. Garden Discovery Day
Bog-land Studies Discover this amazing habitat and its biodiversity through a walk and hands on activities. Bog Studies Fact Sheet
General Nature Explorer Day A combination of any of the above, tailored to your groups age and interest. General Nature Explorer Fact Sheet

Book your trip today!

Field trip days fill up fast so book in early to avoid disappointment. Call us on 087 3595103 or email us at for any queries.

We can also offer specially tailored days for Discover Primary Science and Maths and The Green Flag for Biodiversity. From 2021 we are 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