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Alice Holt Woodland Park

Situated 17 miles from Privett off the A31, Alice Holt Woodland Park is an ancient forest famous for its oak trees, which once supplied timber for navy ships, and more recently for a replica of Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London.

Today Forest Enterprise manages the site as a woodland park. Marked trails of different lengths provide easy access to the woodland. There is a timber adventure playground, excellent assault course and woodland sculptures. The education team provide curriculum-led woodland education and teambuilding activities. The park is also suitable for self-led exploring. Course information pack available for primary and secondary schools.

Hampshire County Council has developed a 10km waymarked cycle route between Lindford and Alice Holt Woodland Park. Maps available from Tourist Information Centres.

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Explore the world of technology with your hands! A unique interactive exhibition to support learning in science, technology, maths and engineering.

Over 100 exhibits. Suitable for all key stages and primary and secondary schoolchildren of all abilities. Hours of fun. Free to Hampshire schools. Preparation visits recommended; teachers' pack available. 15 miles from the Privett Centre. Transport available.

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Marwell Zoo

Close encounters with creatures great and small from around the world!

The fully resourced education department offers a 40 minute session in the education centre tailored to the needs of your group included in the entrance fee. Special low prices for schools. Trails, fact sheets, quiz guides, maps and safari boxes all available at low additional cost. Preparation visit strongly advised; teachers' pack available.

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Old Winchester Hill

A national nature reserve, Old Winchester Hill is one of Hampshire's great iron age hill forts.

Situated high on a chalk ridge with steep downland slopes with wonderful views to the south coast and the Isle of Wight, the Hill is rich in butterflies and wildflowers in spring and summer. A nature trail marked with posts is easy to follow. The site is managed by English Nature. Parking for minibuses possible but please book your visit in advance. Dogs on leads. Old Winchester Hill is in Droxford, 5 1/2 miles from Privett.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Surrounded by the modern Royal Navy at work, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard charts the history of the Royal Navy from the 15th Century to modern times.

Follow the development of the ships and the fortunes of those who served in them from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, Admiral Lord Nelson's HMS Victory, the mighty iron-hulled HMS warrior 1860, right up to the present day in Action Stations.

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Butser Hill

The open landscape of Butser Hill contrasts the wooded slopes of Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

A flat topped hill with few trees, and the highest point on the South Downs, it is a great place for walking, flying kites and model planes and enjoying the Hampshire views. The Hill's prominent BT phone mast can be seen from the Privett Centre. Access from the A3 south of Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

At Butser Ancient Farm an experimental Iron Age farmstead offers a range of Living History outdoor activities and curriculum-led learning for schools. Preparation visits recommended. Signed from the A3.

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Winchester - The Cathedral & Round Table, Walking Trail

Combine a trip to INTECH with an introduction to the historic city of Winchester. See the magnificent cathedral where a comprehensive range of children's trails and workshops are available to enhance your visit.

Please book ahead for workshops by contacting the Education Office. A walking trail through the city's historic districts begins close by. Parking available.

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Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre is housed in a newly restored medieval barn in the grounds of Gilbert White's House and the Oates Museum in Selborne.

The Field Studies Centre has long offered day courses on natural history and environmental studies to adults and children at all stages of the curriculum. Led by highly trained staff, the new centre, officially opened by HRH the Prince of Wales on 10th July 2002, is a fabulous resource for study and is equipped with microscopes and designated work areas. Suitable for key stage learning;preparatory visits required.

Selborne Hanger and Gilbert White's zig-zag walk provide the backdrop to this historic site.

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Marwell Activity Centre

Choose up to four adventurous outdoor pursuits led by the fully trained and NGB qualified instructors in a rural 65 acre site.

  • Archery
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting and team building
  • Assault course
  • Air rifles
  • High ropes course
  • Wayfaring and orienteering
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Milestones - Hampshire's Living History Museum

Milestones is an award-winning recreation of city life in Hampshire in the late Victorian, Edwardian, war-time and post war eras, featuring collections of historic vehicles from Tasker, Thornycroft and the AA.

Replicas of the original factories tell the story of these great companies. Period streetscenes with shops to visit and costumed interpreters demonstrate a past way of life in Hampshire. The education centre provides curriculum led and demonstrated visits in costume!

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The Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery hold exhibitions on local history, historic costume, and work by the local artist Flora Twort.

The displays are made up from social, industrial and agricultural artefacts and archives. Petersfield Museum offers an interesting and varied education programme for both children and adults. Their schools programme links closely to the National Curriculum, as well as their collections and the local area.

They can also provide workshops, talks, loan boxes, trails, quizzes and tours of the museum and local area. Contact Amanda, education and outreach officer on the details below.

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Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Lying within the East Hants Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the South Downs, the Park has an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways, long distance routes, circular trails, a wayfaring course and an adventure assault course.

Suitable for self-guided activities or visits led by the park education department. The Park is located 4 miles south of Petersfield on the A3.

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The Mid-Hants Watercress Line

The Mid-Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) runs one of the UK's finest heritage steam railways on part of the former British rail network.

The line runs from Alresford to Alton and operates at weekends from March to October and on weekdays from May to September. Join the service at Alton, 8 miles from Privett, and visit the loco shed at Ropley or alight at Alresford and follow the town's Millennium Trail to the watercress beds. Discounted travel for groups.

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The Sustainability Centre

The Sustainability Centre has been created by Earthworks Trust to help people explore and develop more environmentally sustainable ways of living and working.

Educational activities and programmes at the centre include; Waste, Energy and Recycling; Earth Education's Conceptual Encounters; Art Workshops and a teachers pack is available on the website.

The centre is situated only a few miles from Privett in East Meon, in 55 acres of land on the South Downs and includes a natural burial site.

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