Blashford Lakes education centre

Blashford Lakes Education Centre

Blashford Lakes nature reserve

Blashford Lakes Education Centre

Sits in the heart of a stunning 159 hectares nature reserve, surrounded by lake, pond, river, woodland and grassland habitats.

Blashford Lakes education centre hosts a wonderful range of day visit activities for schools and events for families and adults.

We have reviewed our processes and procedures in light of the pandemic and we are accepting bookings for visits by schools and all other groups, albeit with some restrictions in place  - please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Children in bird hide at Blashford Lakes nature reserve

© Lianne de Mello


Our Education Centre is currently closed to the public and open to pre-booked groups only to help ensure everyone's safety. 

Classroom with capacity for 16 people (seated with 2m social distancing), or 31 people (seated with 1m social distancing)

Undercover outdoor teaching area and outdoor hand washing facilities
Toilets, including an accessible toilet
Picnic tables
Coach parking
Accessible footpaths around the reserve
Campfire site
Six bird hides
Live video feeds from the reserve viewable in the centre

Forest School session © Matthew Roberts

Forest School session © Matthew Roberts

School Activities

Blashford Lakes offers a great variety of activities for schools, preschools and further education groups. Here are a few examples of just some of the school activities that we offer – please do get in touch to find out about our full range:

Early Years Foundation Stage  

Key Stage 1   

Key Stage 2 

Activities for organised groups

Dockens Water at Blashford Lakes nature reserve

© Gillie Hayball


Ellingham Drove,
BH24 3PJ

How to find us

Booking & Contact Details

To book your visit to Blashford Lakes, or for further information, please contact the Education team on 01425 472760.

Fill out an enquiry form

Information for schools and groups


Safeguarding and Child Protection 

We take child protection and safeguarding very seriously. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement sets out how we implement child protection and safeguarding across the Wildlife Trust and who to contact if you have questions or concerns.

Upcoming Events

Our partners at Blashford Lakes