Pond Dipping at High Elms



Session Outline

Explore the freshwater pond at High Elms! Learn to use our pond nets to catch creatures in the pond then identify them. We see many different creatures: usually fish, amphibians and lots of aquatic insects.  It’s the prefect activity to learn about a very special habitat!

All equipment will be provided. Please do not bring your own nets.

Session dates and timings

Thursday 4th August 10-11am

Monday 15th August 2-3pm

Tuesday 30th August 10-11am

Session Pricing

£5 per child

We recommend that children aged 5+ attend this session. Younger siblings are welcome but you will need to book a child price ticket for them (babes in arms are free). An adult must accompany children on this session, adults do not need to buy a ticket.

Where to meet

We will meet in the Lubbock room of the BEECHE visitor centre to prepare to leave for the session.

Please arrive on time as the group will be leaving for the pond next to the golf course car park approx 5 minutes after the session start time. 


Directions and Parking

This event takes place in High Elms Country Park. The main car park is located on High Elms Road (near Shire Lane). You can follow the Brown Highway signs for High Elms Country Park.

If the main car park is full then exit the car park and turn left go down High Elms Road a further 200 metres and turn into the Golf Course Car Park, it is fine to park in this car park. Exit Golf Course Car Park through the barrier gate at the bottom of car park then follow path straight ahead, go past pond and you will find yourself on front lawns go straight across and you will find yourself by main car park.

Blue badge parking is available in front of the BEECHE building. To access this please access the park using the entrance off Shire Lane which is marked for deliveries and staff. At the cross roads turn left up the slope and you will see the BEECHE building at the top of the slope. Please be aware this entrance and car park is only for Blue Badge holders.

What to wear and other information

The session will take place outside so please wear appropriate clothing.  Please wear trainers, walking boots or wellies. Sandals, flip flops and ballet pumps are not suitable for an outdoor session at High Elms. 

The session will involve some walking , we will be sticking to paths that are suitable for buggies.

For further information or for a copy of our risk assessment please call or email the centre using the contact details below.

For more information call 01689 860571 or email  beeche@idverde.co.uk

Additional information


Thurs 4th Aug 10am, Mon 15th Aug 2pm, Tues 30th Aug 10am