Outdoor education: school visits

The Salford ranger team provide led and self led outdoor education visits. We can provide National Curriculum linked opportunities covering:

  • Science
  • Geography
  • English
  • Art

As a ranger team, we also aim to promote environmental responsibility, sustainability and understanding.

The parks

Salford’s Parks are an invaluable educational resource for schools, the ranger team provides led education session on the following sites:

Blackleach Country Park

Just half a mile north of Walkden town centre, this 50 hectare site was reclaimed from its industrial past as a result of a local community campaign. There is strong continuing community involvement in the park.

The visitor centre houses toilets and a classroom with space for one class. The park was declared a local nature reserve in 2004.

Clifton Country Park

Located two miles north of Swinton town centre, this park was also reclaimed from its industrial past and is approximately 60 hectares in size. The visitor centre houses an information centre with small gift shop and toilets.  

Worsley Woods

Located in the centre of Worsley village and accessed from Beesley Green this Local Nature Reserve provides a mature woodland setting with areas of open water. This site does not have toilet facilities however arrangements can often be made to use facilities at the Beesley Green Community Centre.

Peel Park

Recently awarded Heritage Lottery Funding Peel Park provide a formal park setting for outdoor education. Please note this park will be closed from August 2016 to April 2017 for renovations. However opportunities can still be provided at the nearby Crescent Meadows.


The cost for ranger led outdoor education visits is £75 for Salford school and £100 for all other schools. Self led sessions are free of charge. Visits can accommodate a class of up to 30 children for 2 hours.

Booking information

If you would like to book a visit please contact the ranger team by telephone on 0161 793 4219 or use the form below.

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This page was last updated on 8 April 2016

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