What will students see and do?

Bring Yer Wellies provides a fantastic opportunity for hands-on outdoor learning in a unique countryside location in Hoghton, Lancashire. The family-run organisation is passionate about getting children outdoors and encouraging them to have an understanding, admiration and respect for plants, animals and nature. As such, the site can host a range of events, from school visits to birthday bashes.

Educational trips to Bring Yer Wellies are aimed at KS1 and KS2 students, as they introduce children to nature in a safe, comfortable environment, rewarding their interest and curiosity with memorable experiences and fun.

There are various activities to choose from, all of which are practical and sensory, including planting and growing in the large nursery greenhouses or adjacent outdoor areas; learning about rocks, fossils and soils; discovering the field to fork concept; map reading; studying lifecycles; realistic recycling; learning about renewable energy; pond dipping; composting; and identifying trees in the coniferous and deciduous woodland.

There are also archaeology digs supported by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

Teaching resources provided

Contact directly to discuss your curriculum objectives and the learning resources Bring Yer Wellies may be able to provide.

Minimum and maximum group size

Bring Yer Wellies can accommodate a maximum of 30 children.

Details of risk assessment

Bring Yer Wellies has risk assessments for each activity, which will be provided once your trip is booked. Bring Yer Wellies also welcomes preliminary visits in advance of your school trip.


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Facilities On-Site

There is a large outdoor space, which incorporates woodland, a pond and access to a field. The nursery is also well-equipped with greenhouses that can cater for events in the case of bad weather.

There is wheelchair access throughout the premises.

Opening Times

Bring Yer Wellies is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.



A four-hour visit is £250 for a group of up to 30 people.

Travel arrangements

Bring Yer Wellies is located in Ricroft Nurseries, Hoghton, in the heart of the Lancashire countryside, midway between Preston and Blackburn on the A675 and three miles from Junction 3 of the M65.


Bring Yer Wellies
Ricroft Nurseries
Quaker Brook Lane

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