Testwood Lakes Education Centre

Testwood Lakes Education Centre

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Testwood Lakes Education Centre

Testwood Lakes Education Centre is a purpose-built hive of activity, where learning and discovery take place in a safe and fun environment. Surrounded by a 150 acre nature reserve of wildflower meadows, lakes, rivers and woodland, Testwood Lakes provides the perfect setting to enjoy a range of events with your family, as well as birthday parties and regular clubs for children of all ages.

Testwood Lakes Education Centre hosts a wide range of programmes for schools and groups of all ages to explore the natural world under the expert guidance of our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. See the activities below for more information and to submit an online enquiry form.

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Large classroom for 70 pupils and accompanying adults
Meeting room for up to 25 adults
Quality learning equipment
Bird hides
Dipping ponds
Bronze Age Round house
Wildlife friendly gardens
Log circle outdoor classrooms
Free hire of all terrain wheelchair 
Toilets, including accessible toilet and baby changing

Children pond dipping © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION


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

Early Years and Key Stage 1Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3/4

Bronze Age And WW2 

OutreachForest School sessions

Testwood Lakes Education Centre

© Ian Cameron-Reid


Off Brunel Road,
Calmore Ind Est,
SO40 3WX

Testwood Lakes roundhouse in summer

© Ian Cameron-Reid

Booking and contact information

To book your visit to Testwood Lakes, or for further information on activities, please contact the Education team on 023 80 667929.


Fill out an 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.

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