Here you can find a wide range of resources for learning and fun activities to do at home, out and about, or in the classroom.

Using wildlife to teach statistics in Trent Vale.

Trent Vale's landscape and history provides a fascinating resource for learning and education.

We offer a range of education services to help teachers and young people and are developing a range of educational materials to support the National Curriculum. Please contact us to find out more.

What we offer

  • Environmental education in schools
  • Loans boxes on local heritage and archaeology
  • School grounds projects
  • Nature reserve and farm visits for schools
  • The Willow Works as a learning venue for groups and schools
  • Short courses and workshops (see our get involved page)



Marton Education pack

As part of Lincolnshire County Council's heritage work in the Trent Vale, they have worked closely with the village of Marton to credate this resource pack to help teachers explore local and national history with the help of drama and art.

Links to education resources

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust education pages

Our partners, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, work closely with schools and the community in Trent Vale to deliver curriculum-based education and their website offers a range of resources to support this.

Wild over Waterways (WOW)

These learning resources and activities have been created by British Waterways, The Inland Waterways Association and The Waterways Trust. They are designed for children aged 7-11 years and their teachers, group leaders and families who want to explore Britain's waterways in a variety of fun and innovative ways.

Lincolnshire Public Rights of Way Schools Education Pack

Lincolnshire County Council's Countryside Access Team has put this education pack together for schools and youth groups to promote understanding and use of public rights of way and the wider countryside. The pack is divided into units and covers how public rights of way are accessed, and suggests some project ideas to get schools using and appreciating public rights of way.

The RSPB education pages

Our partners, the RSPB, are active in creating simple and engaging education activities taking inspiration from wildlife and the landscape. Their web resources provide a variety of ideas and signpost you to other learning links. 

Local learning and education centres

Old Willow Works at Beckingham

If you need a 'dirty classroom' this is the place for you. The recently refurbished Victorian Willow Weaving barn offers a modern learning space in an historic setting with kitchen, shower and toilet block. The Willow Works is situated just outside Gainsborough on the fringe of the RSBP reserve at Beckingham Marshes.

Tel. 01246 570977 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cottam Environmental Education Centre

The centre 8 miles from Retford offers a wide programme of environmental activities with EDF funding.

Tel. 01777 713 940 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre

North Road, Retford, DN22 8RQ

Tel. 01777 713 940 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Get involved

Looking for something specific?

We have a wide range of additional learning materials and partners who are willing to assist you. Fill out the form to as a question or request a resource.

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Trent Vale Landscape Partnership relies on active volunteers who pay a big role in ensuring the success of the project.

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