Today’s Newsflash


Café closes at 3pm on weekdays, during term time. This is extended to 4pm during weekends and school holidays. Visitor Centre closes at 5pm. Carpark is locked at 7pm.



Home > Schools

Our Vision

Nestled in the heart of the Nene Valley Stanwick Lakes offers a wide-ranging learning programme that aims to educate, involve, and inspire young people in both nature, heritage, and adventure! To us this means encouraging young people to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to find meaning in our natural and cultural landscapes, encouraging a sense of belonging for all, and most importantly encouraging a lasting love of learning.

What We Offer


Immerse yourself in nature!

As an important part of the Nene Valley Special Protection Area (SPA), a designated Wetland of International Importance, and as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), our school sessions offer unique opportunities to learn about the natural world. Led by our highly skilled Rangers, each of our sessions are designed to support both national curriculum learning and STEM engagement.


Travel back through 10,000 years of history in the Nene Valley!

As a nationally significant site, with an ancient scheduled monument (one of a series of interlinked Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows) and archaeological evidence that supports over 10,000 years of human history, our school sessions also offer unique opportunities for young people to connect with the ancient past through our living history and archaeology experiences. Developed as a result of a forty-year legacy of archaeological research, each of our sessions are designed to support both national curriculum learning and further STEM engagement.

Planning Your Visit

Planning a visit to Stanwick Lakes is simple. Firstly, choose the session/s you are interested in from our offer. We recommend choosing two sessions to make the most out of your day, we call this a Theme Day. You can choose any sessions from both our nature and heritage offer. Secondly, contact the education team at with your chosen session/s preferred date/s, group size and any additional information (e.g. SEND, Accessibility). We will then work with you to create your ideal visit. Once we have agreed your session/s and the date of your visit, we will create a two week provisional booking and provide you with a booking form to complete, this includes our terms and conditions. Once your booking form is returned, we will confirm your booking and arrange a pre-visit, where we will provide advice on health and safety. Finally, two weeks prior to your visit we will provide you with your day schedule and answer any last minute questions, before welcoming you on the day!


Each session costs £180.00 for up to 32 children, supporting adults are free of charge. If you would like to combine two sessions then our Theme Day costs £310.00 for up to 32 children. For groups under 20 please enquire for our minimum charges. Our booked sessions include:

  • Tailored advice on how to make the most out of your day.
  • A pre-visit and risk assessment guidance.
  • Minibus/coach parking on the day of your visit.
  • A designated lunch space (our Theme Days, also include exclusive use of one our educations spaces).
  • A 20% discount on pre-ordered gift packs and ice creams. 
  • Use of other on-site facilities (please note that these facilities cannot be reserved for sole use by the school). 

“The activity we booked was fantastic and all of my children had a memorable experience.”

Blackthorn Primary School 


If you would like any advice, or you are ready to book, please contact our education team with your chosen session/s, preferred date/s, and group size. We look forward to welcoming you.