Child learning about bird feeders

There will be an opportunity to explore RHS Garden Harlow Carr on a self-guided visit with a school as well as enjoying the full programme of taught sessions.

  • The children will get more out of their visit if they are in small, adult-led groups and have an activity to focus on
  • We have a collection of self-guided resources (below) for teachers to use on their visit to the garden
  • Lunches can be eaten in most areas of our garden

Contact information

To book your visit or for further information please contact us.
Tel: 01423 724646
Email: schoolsharlowcarr@rhs.org.uk

More about guided visits

Download resources for self-guided school visits

Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Bird hide activity Bird hide activity
Bird spotter download Bird spotter download
I spy activity Leaf bag ID activity
I spy download Leaf bag download
Journey sticks activity Plant name acrostics activity
Leaf bag activity Sketching parts of a flower activity
Leaf bag download Viewpoints activity
Scavenger hunt activity  
Shape hunt download  
Key Stage 3, 4 & 5

We also welcome Secondary school pupils to the garden, who can take part in our Maths Trails as well as a range of other workshops.

Maths trails

Our maths trails use RHS Garden Harlow Carr as a stimulus for a range of problem-solving activities, helping pupils to see the wealth and variety of mathematics that is around them.

Please note: the trails are currently being updated in order to reflect changes in the Garden, but original trails are still available for download. If you wish to use the original versions please be aware that some questions may not be relevant. Please contact us to find out more.

Revision sessions

The Bramall Learning Centre can also be booked for offsite revision sessions.
Please get in touch on 01423 724646, to find out more, or to discuss any other requirements you may have.


Courses & workshops

Learn a new skill or brush up on old ones with a workshop or short course with the RHS.

Find a course

Get involved

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