Swanwick Lakes Education Centre

Swanwick Lakes Education Centre

© Ian Cameron-Reid

Swanwick Lakes Education Centre

Surrounded by a beautiful mosaic of habitats including lakes, woodlands and flower-filled meadows, Swanwick Lakes Education Centre provides the perfect environment for learning. The fascinating archaeological history of the nature reserve makes it particularly special.

Swanwick Lake, by John Windust

Swanwick Lake, by John Windust


Dipping pond
Flower meadows with many orchids in spring
Grazing animals
Classroom facilities in the log cabin building
Cycle storage
Fascinating archaeology

Worm hunting at Forest School at Swanwick Lakes


Swanwick Lakes offers a great variety of activities for schools, preschools and further education groups.

Here are a few examples of some of the school activities that we offer – please get in touch to find out about our full range

Early Years & Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2Rocks and Soil

Forest School sessions


Sopwith Way,
SO31 7AY

The site is between Fareham and Southampton,
easily accessible from junction 8 or 9 of the M27.

Children outdoor learning © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Children outdoor learning © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Booking & Contact Details

To book your visit to Swanwick Lakes, or for further information on activities, please contact the Education team on 01489 570240


Fill out an online enquiry form

Information for schools and groups

Find out more about our education work, helping children connect with the natural world around them 


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

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