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  • Woodland Classroom
    Our tented outdoor classroom in Epping Forest
    ​Our outdoor woodland classroom
  • Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge on a sunny day
    Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Learn with us

Epping Forest is a unique environment to experience hands on learning with our experienced and passionate team. This page holds all the information needed to make a booking for your class or school. Browse through the contents and if you still have any questions, our learning team is here to help.

Plan your visit

Our main learning site is located at:

The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH

Nearest train station

Chingford rail station

Overground
Liverpool Street

We recommend TfL Journey Planner for planning a journey by public transport.

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​​Facilities

These facilities are based on our main site at The View:

  • classroom
  • toilets
  • water fountain
  • exhibition areas
  • shop

Choose a session

We have a range of sessions focusing on the amazing history of Epping Forest and its environment (see drop down menu below). These cross-curricular sessions last for 2 hours for KS2 and up to 1.5 hours for KS1. If you are looking for something a little different please contact us to discuss.

How to book

There are two way to book your visit to Epping Forest:

Please note, your booking is not final until you receive an email confirmation.

Enquiries

For enquiries about our sessions or sites, please email us or call 0208 529 6607.

Our learning programmes

Key Stage 1 programmes

Notable Tudors

Not just a building but a living story book, come and discover the wonders of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I at the Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge. Listen to their Epping adventures, wear some traditional Tudor clothing and learn about the deer in the Forest.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Subjects: history

 

Stone Age survival

Follow a day in a life of a Stone Age child. Enjoy hands-on, creative activities in the woodland, look for wildlife tracks and signs, identify tools used and build your own shelter.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Subjects: history, geography, science

 

Mapping the seasons

Learn how to use maps to find your way around Epping Forest. Test your skills with our guided seasonal trail and discover the wonders of the changing seasons.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Subjects: geography, science

Key Stage 2 programmes

Tudor life

Be immersed in history and discover the royal legacy of The Hunting Lodge. Understand its link to Epping Forest and how the Tudors used the land.

Duration: 2 hours

Subjects: history

 

Iron Age survival

Chart the development of human civilisation from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. Using the knowledge gained, have a go at survival skills used in the past.

Duration: 2 hours

Subjects: history, geography, science

 

Orienteering through history

Uncover the local history of Epping Forest and create a timeline of events in this action-packed, outdoor adventure.

Duration: 2 hours

Subjects: history, geography

Costs

​Sessions and additional options

  • State school session - £99 per session
  • Independant school session - £129 per session
  • Community room booking (optional) - £35 per 2 hour block

Please note, there is a maximum limit of 30 children per session.

The Community Room

Schools who wish to book an indoor space for their picnic or school-led learning can take advantage of The View Community Room. A 2-hour booking costs £35.

This room is not always available, so please enquire about your Community Room booking at the same time as your school session.

Do you need help with costs for your visit?

Apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with costs for visiting selected green spaces.


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