Bromley Environmental Education is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can pursue their interests in Science, Nature, Art, Philosophy, Literature and Music in an awe inspiring landscape of woodlands, grasslands and ponds.

We believe that education and access to nature should be available to all members of our communities regardless of age or background. It is our mission to provide positive, fun and educational experiences which support wider learning and promote respect and empathy for each other, our communities and our countryside. We have an exciting range of upcoming events

We offer a wide range of programmes delivered in single 2 hour (half day) or double 2 hour (full day) sessions, all of which are designed to promote learning outcomes within the National Curriculum from EYFS to KS5.

For details on our sessions for EYFS to KS5, please see our brochure and contact us at beeche@idverde.co.uk or on 01689 860571. Prices are based on the cost of the instructor not per child.

 

Our October half term events are now ready to book! Check out our events page  We’re hoping to add PUMPKIN CARVING to the listings soon…check back to book a place.

 

Woodland Explorers 

Woodland Explorers is a toddler group running for over three years which provides a forest school experience for children age 18 months to school age. We explore the High Elms woods on Wednesdays with activities such as bug hunting, mud painting, den building and more. The High Elms group includes half an hour inside at the end of the session.

Now Woodland Explorers has moved to Crystal Palace too! The group is running on Tuesdays 10-11. See the bookings page for tickets.

Birthday parties can be offered all year round (Pond dipping and Mini Beast parties can only be held March-October). We offer a variety of party packages suitable for various age ranges. A party consists of a 2 hour session led by instructors and half hour room hire after party for food and birthday cake (food is not included). Person organising the party can access the room half an hour before party to set up and decorate and have access to room for half an hour after to clear up (have use of room for a total of 3.5 hours).

Are you looking for an adventurous, outdoor birthday party? We can offer a bespoke, outdoor birthday party for your child featuring nature trails, pond dipping and a Mini Beasts safari.  The woodland is an excellent resource and your imagination is the limit!

We also offer tailored parties based around a theme such as woodland pirates, dinosaur adventures, magical quests, obstacle course building and scrap heap challenge! Find out more details on our Birthday Parties brochure.

If you wish to enquire about or book a Birthday Party please e-mail beeche@idverde.co.uk or phone 01689 860571 to discuss availability and the theme of your child’s party.

We provide a unique relaxing location that can be hired for meetings, conferences, functions and corporate events. This great venue is in the heart of High Elms Country Park and is available to book throughout the year. Rates start from just £20 plus VAT per hour and £70 plus VAT for the day (up to 6hrs). Check out our case study here. Contact us at beeche@idverde.co.uk or on 01689 860571 to book.

Our range of adult short courses include courses for the public, stakeholder groups, professional development and general interest. See our upcoming courses

For further information you can contact us via email at  beeche@idverde.co.uk or phone on 01689 860571. Booking is essential for all short courses.

We are happy to hear from both groups and individuals looking for a way to achieve volunteering hours for your Duke of Edinburgh Award. We may refer you to a local friends group if you are interested in volunteering in local parks.

To find out how you can get involved, please email us at beeche@idverde.co.uk and add the opportunity in the subject line, we look forward to hearing from you!

Find out about the Lubbock family as part of the history of High Elms Country Park and buy some wonderful nature gifts for adults and children!

Our Visitor Centre and Shop based at BEECHE are open at the weekends 11am until 4pm. You can see what we have in stock here.

We also have a whole range of exciting public events throughout the year. Check out our events page for whats’ on now.

For any questions about our sessions, please contact us at beeche@idverde.co.uk or on 01689860571.

We offer sessions aimed specifically at children who are formally home schooled, with sessions that follow a mini-course or standalone sessions to help children get engaged with the outdoors. Our two courses are Darwin’s Apprentices for 8-12 year olds, and Curious Foxes for 5-7 year olds.

Find all of our current Home Education offerings on our bookings page.

 

Here at Bromley Environmental Education we are committed to our Core Values:

  1. Responsibility & Ownership: We foster positive attitudes in our learners, empowering them to take ownership over our environment and natural world. By promoting sustainable behaviours and positive attitudes towards nature conservation we aim to inspire action for the nature found on our doorstep and beyond.
  2. Fun, Creativity & SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning): We aim to nurture the sense of enjoyment, inspiration and creativity gained from experiential learning within nature. We believe that outdoor learning improves self-esteem, well-being, behaviour, problem-solving, cooperative learning and promotes a sense of respect for the natural world and each other.
  3. Passion: Passion is the cornerstone of our environmental education. A passion for our environment and education is key to achieving positive outcomes for each of our learners. We aim to instill our passion in our learners by embedding our core values and culturing a sense of awe and wonder in all that we do.
  4. Scientific Inquiry: The ‘outdoor classroom’ provides a meaningful way to engage learners in practical science, giving them experience of collecting and analysing data, and making predictions in the real world, beyond the limitations of the classroom or laboratory.

Bromley Environmental Education offers education programmes and workshops for schools, support groups and adults. We run a full calendar of public events including holiday sessions, weekly parent and toddler sessions and weekend wildlife clubs.