The Parks Trust – Linford Lakes
Info for Schools
Contact Details

This site, which is located in Great Linford on the Northern edge of Milton Keynes, was established as a wildfowl centre in 1982 following gravel extraction from the area. Linford Lake Nature Reserve is a 37 hectare wetland wildlife site which will now be managed and maintained by The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that looks after over 5,000 acres of parks, lakes and landscapes in Milton Keynes. The site will continue to be used as a nature reserve and site for environmental education activities.

The area consists of a large lake, woodland and small meadows which are interlaced with a series of ponds and smaller lakes. The three bird hides located in the site gives visitors the opportunity to watch the wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery.

Linford Lakes is a brilliant place for school visits. The secluded location of the reserve makes it an oasis for wildlife, which provides a great opportunity for children to learn about the natural environment.

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.

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Fee Structure:

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

Staff Training:

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
Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, Wolverton Road, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AH
01908 233600