Harcourt Arboretum is just six miles south of Oxford City Centre. It has 130 acres of natural woodland, coppice and wildflower meadows. Learn about habitats, conservation, trees, climates and more in a fun and interactive way.
About school visits
The Arboretum offers a range of sessions to enhance the curricula for Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2 that include additional creative and project-based pre- and post- visit activities. Sessions for nursery groups are also available. Each session runs for one and a half to two hours and have a maximum capacity of 35 children. If you would like to bring more children on one day, we can run one morning session 10am - 12pm and then a second session 12.30pm - 2.30pm, but you will be charged for two sessions. You are welcome to stay for lunch; however, we do not have any indoor space.
If you would like to stay at the Arboretum after your workshop for a self-guided visit, please let us know, as we can advise on activities and seasonal highlights.
Please note, it is possible to arrange joint visits to the Arboretum with any of our partner sites, which include: Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Ashmolean Museum, History of Science Museum, Bodleian Library or Pitt Rivers Museum. If you would like to discuss a joint booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our sessions fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.