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Planning your group’s visit

Planning your group’s visit

The South Downs National Park is the ultimate outdoor classroom offering opportunities to discover, explore, investigate, understand and enjoy the mosaic of habitats and cultural heritage that makes the South Downs National Park so special.

Before your visit
  • Use our Discovery Map or Learning Provider Directory to decide if any of the education providers in the South Downs National Park meet your pupil’s learning objectives and needs
  • Take a look at the National Park UK website for further guidance.
  • Ensure you meet the health and safety requirements 
  • Encourage your staff and students to think creatively about how your group will reduce your impact on the environment during your visit.
  • Consider whether you need to seek permission to access the land.

    We also offer an Outdoor Learning Grant to Schools and Colleges visiting the South Downs National Park. This can help with the costs of a trip by contributing towards the transport and learning providers fees.


    "The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."