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Uniformed Group Sessions

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. Led by our highly skilled team, each of our sessions are therefore designed to help you both work towards your badges and support holistic development.

Natural Art

(Get Creative, Naturalist)

Pond Dipping

(Go Wild, Naturalist)


(Go Wild, Naturalist)

Brilliant Birds

(Go Wild, Naturalist)

Wildlife Detectives

(Go Wild, Naturalist)

Shelter Building

(Brilliant Builder,
Camp Craft)   

Planning Your Visit

Planning a visit to Stanwick Lakes is simple. Firstly choose the session/s you are interested in from our offer. Secondly contact the education team at with your chosen session/s, group size and preferred date. We welcome Uniformed Groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5.00pm and 7.00pm term time and 1.00pm and 7.00pm in the summer holidays. Once we have agreed your session 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 a schedule and answer any last minute questions, before welcoming you on the day!


Each session costs £6.00 per child, supporting adults are free of charge. For groups under 18 please enquire for our minimum charges. Our booked sessions include:

Tailored advice on how to make the most out of your visit.
A pre-visit and risk assessment guidance.
Minibus/coach parking on the day of your visit.
Exclusive use of one of our education 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).


NEW Uniformed Group Days

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Uniformed Groups to Stanwick Lakes again this year, with three NEW Uniformed Group activity days! Our first Uniformed Group activity day will welcome the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts on Thursday 31st October 2024. We will be offering a full day of activities, based around our values of Nature, Heritage, and Adventure! You will have the chance to learn about what makes Stanwick Lakes a Special Protection Area (SPA), a designated Wetland of International Importance, and as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), by engaging with the natural world in a Ranger-led activity; you will learn about 10,000 years of human history, by immersing yourself in one of our prehistory experiences and you will learn about what it would take to survive in our landscape, by taking part in one of our adventure challenges! There will also be opportunities for you to compete in several self-led activities. We will of course finish the day with our traditional closing ceremony.

Contact Us

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.