The Classroom and Beyond
- Horton Kirby Environmental Education Centre
What is Horton Kirby Environmental Education Centre?
If you are looking for an engaging, truly hands-on day exploring nature or reliving the history of this unique venue then why not spend a day with us? Unlike other environmental centres, Horton Kirby is managed by fully-qualified Teachers who will ensure a fun but safe and educational day - we will get your children learning in an inspiring and authentic environment.
Where is it?
Situated in the quiet village of Horton Kirby, 5 minutes’ drive from Swanley, and 5 minutes from jct 3 of M25/jct 1of M20. The nearest train station is Farningham Road, just over a mile away. The easiest access route to the centre is via Eglantine Lane off the A20. The map shows the local transport links. The centre is a Victorian building that was once a primary school. In a rural setting, boasting a one-acre wildlife centre, 2 ponds, a meadow area, a badger sett and a wide variety of British plants, it’s also 5 minutes’ easy walk from the River Darent.
Horton Kirby EEC, 29 School Lane, Horton Kirby, Dartford, DA4 9DQ
What do we do?
Our day visits offer learning experiences with a real focus on ‘doing’ and very little sitting and listening. They include River Study Days, Nature Days, World War II Time Travellers, Victorian Time Travellers, Settlements and Rocks Day. Further details on each are below.
Prices from April 2014
* First visit for a school will cost £250
* A second class visit within 12 months of the first visit will cost £225
* Any subsequent class visit within the same 12 month period will cost £200
Prices from April 2015
* First visit for a school will cost £280
* A second class visit within 12 months of the first visit will cost £260
* Any subsequent class visit within the same 12 month period will cost £240
We also offer science support and advice to Primary Schools focused upon best practice for teaching and learning. Please see the evaluations from our recent course for Developing the More Science Leader.
Please note that the Kent Primary Science Scheme of Work from September 2014 is now available here.
To discuss a booking or any part of the Horton Kirby offer, talk to the Centre Manager, Andrew Berry on 01322 863302, or email firstname.lastname@example.org