School activities

We can design a programme of activities to suit all ages and abilities and to help you deliver the curriculum at all key stages. Our most popular activities include:

  • Learning about wildlife through pursuits such as pond and river-dipping, and bat detecting
  • Helping to harvest produce from our kitchen gardens
  • Going for walks in the unspoilt countryside on our doorstep
  • Drinking fresh water from our natural springs
  • Devising and putting on shows at our open-air theatre
  • Building dens in teams
  • Singing and toasting marshmallows round the campfire

There are many other places and attractions worth visiting within easy driving distance, such as the Jurassic coast, the Ancient Technology Centre at Cranborne and the historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury.

As well as learning about the countryside, wildlife, and how food is produced, children coming to Springhead gain confidence to try new things, enjoy the chance to bond with their contemporaries and learn to work as part of a team. They also benefit from the fresh air and exercise, home-cooked food and the opportunity to play outdoors, away from TVs and mobiles.

I loved it so so much and it was brilliant…I liked the bit when we all sat down and ate lunch on the hills on a sunny day. I loved seeing all the nature around us it was lovely. I loved doing the map where we had to find stuff it was very interesting and fun. My favourite thing was when we were in the spring and when we splashed each other…..


Springhead is a charity
Registration number: 1112083
Company register number: 5370640

The Springhead Trust is a small charity, so any support you give will make a big difference. With your help, we can continue preserving our historic buildings and gardens for the benefit of all, and give more children and groups the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and arts, and learn about sustainable living.

Fontmell Magna
Dorset SP7 0NU

Phone: 01747 811853
Email: [email protected]

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