Bromley Environmental Education is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can pursue their interests in Science, Nature, Art, Philosophy, Literature and Music in an awe inspiring landscape of woodlands, grasslands and ponds.
We believe that education and access to nature should be available to all members of our communities regardless of age or background. It is our mission to provide positive, fun and educational experiences which support wider learning and promote respect and empathy for each other, our communities and our countryside.
We cover a range of different events from seasonal activities, adult courses, nature walks and sessions with our expert rangers, you can see them all here: upcoming events
Visitor Centre: At High Elms Country Park we are proud to bring you our great visitor centre and shop which has just developed an invertebrate interactive display. Come up close and personal with over 50 invertebrates, learn some fun and fantastic facts! The chance to buy some great toys and gifts to learn about the natural world and give wildlife a helping hand with bird boxes and feeders.
Schools session: We offer two different programmes which are designed to promote leaning outcomes within the National Curriculum from EYFS to KS5. We can deliver a single session of 2 hours (half a day) or double 2 hour sessions (full day). Schools & education programme 2022-23
Outreach sessions: In addition to the above sessions we also offer these in our outreach programme which entails covering brining a range of invertebrates to your school and cover a range of topics such as classification, life cycles and habitats.outreach leaflet 2023 2024
For details on our sessions for EYFS to KS5, please contact us at email@example.com or on 01689 860571. Prices are based on the cost of the instructor not per child.
Woodland Explorers: Woodland Explorers is a toddler group running for over four years which provides a forest school experience for children age 18 months to school age. We explore the High Elms woods on Tuesdays with activities such as bug hunting, mud painting, den building and more. The session includes half an hour inside for biscuits and drinks at the end of the session.
Birthday Parties: Birthday parties can be offered all year round, we offer a variety of party packages suitable for various age ranges. This can be outdoor adventures, nature trails and a whole host of themes such as pirates, dinosaurs and magic! A party consists of a 2 hour session led by instructors and half hour room hire after party (food and party bags are not included). The person organising the party can access the room half an hour before party to set up and decorate and have access to room for half an hour after to clear up (use of BEECHE for a total of 3.5 hours between the hours of 9:30 and 15:30).
Venue Hire: We provide a unique relaxing location that can be hired for meetings, conferences, functions and corporate events. This great venue is in the heart of High Elms Country Park and is available to book throughout the year. Rates start from just £25 plus VAT per hour and £75 plus VAT for the day (up to 6hrs). Check out our case study here.
Duke of Edinburgh: We are happy to hear from both groups and individuals looking for a way to achieve volunteering hours for your Duke of Edinburgh Award. We may refer you to a local friends group if you are interested in volunteering in local parks.
To find out how you can get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and add the opportunity in the subject line, we look forward to hearing from you!
Home Schools: We are very pleased to bring our new home education programme, specifically aimed at children who are formally home schooled, with sessions that follow a mini-course or standalone sessions to help children get engaged with the outdoors. Our two courses are Darwin’s Apprentices for 8-12 year olds, and Curious Foxes for 5-7 year olds.
Find all of our current Home Education offerings on our bookings page.
Here at Bromley Environmental Education we are committed to our Core Values:
- Responsibility & Ownership: We foster positive attitudes in our learners, empowering them to take ownership over our environment and natural world. By promoting sustainable behaviours and positive attitudes towards nature conservation we aim to inspire action for the nature found on our doorstep and beyond.
- Fun, Creativity & SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning): We aim to nurture the sense of enjoyment, inspiration and creativity gained from experiential learning within nature. We believe that outdoor learning improves self-esteem, well-being, behaviour, problem-solving, cooperative learning and promotes a sense of respect for the natural world and each other.
- Passion: Passion is the cornerstone of our environmental education. A passion for our environment and education is key to achieving positive outcomes for each of our learners. We aim to instill our passion in our learners by embedding our core values and culturing a sense of awe and wonder in all that we do.
- Scientific Inquiry: The ‘outdoor classroom’ provides a meaningful way to engage learners in practical science, giving them experience of collecting and analysing data, and making predictions in the real world, beyond the limitations of the classroom or laboratory.
Bromley Environmental Education offers education programmes and workshops for schools, support groups and adults. We run a full calendar of public events including holiday sessions, weekly parent and toddler sessions and weekend wildlife clubs.