The Parks Trust – Howe Park Wood
Info for Schools
Contact Details

Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre is the first publically open general visitor facility operated by The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 6,000 acres of parks, lakes and landscapes in Milton Keynes.

The Education & Visitor Centre was commissioned to provide a focal point for delivering environmental education activities and raise awareness of the natural history of both the SSSI at Howe Park Wood, and more generally the natural history of Milton Keynes and the work of The Parks Trust.

Howe Park Wood has always been a fantastic location for education activities. The woodland setting is ideal for studying comparative habitats, specific genera and for generally experiencing the natural world.

The centre provides a base for local schools as well as those from further afield to come out for a half day or full day of environmental education activities with use of the centre for lunch and access to toilet facilities.

Sessions can cater for EYFS, Key Stages 1-4, after school groups and further education as required. The full list of sessions can be found on our website.

The Parks Trust Education Team holds the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for their educational work with schools and groups.

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Fee Structure:

£5.00 per child for half day (£7.50 per child for full day). We can take a class of 30 children at any one time at the Education Centre.

Team Building:

Our experienced rangers are able to provide you with a selection of Inset Day or Twilight Training for your staff. See the website for further details.


Reference 1: Mr David Morley, Longmeadow Primary School,

Reference 2: Mrs Rachel Roberts, Middleton Primary School,

Other Information:

Parking: Available on site

Public Liability Insurance: Held

Safeguarding: Valid DBS Check

Contact Name
Nicky Saunders - Environmental Education Co-Ordinator
Howe Park Wood Education Centre, Chaffron Way, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes, MK4 3GG
01908 233600