At the Park
Milton Country Park is an ideal setting for young people to learn and explore the outdoors. There are a wide variety of habitats such as lakes and woodland, grassland, an orchard and a pond dipping area which provide opportunities for nature walks, water sports, bug hunting and learning about our environment. We also have a dedicated educational space, the Wild Place, where children can enjoy fire lighting, den building and creative activities.
There is also a permanent orienteering course on site with maps available in advance by contacting the office in advance.
Educational visits can be booked either as self-led or ranger-led sessions. Our education ranger is a qualified level 3 Forest School leader and can advise and lead on all aspects of outdoor learning. Visits are flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of your group. If you would like to organise a trip please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 420060.
- Outdoor education offers important opportunities to experience risk, challenge and adventure in a way which builds physical skills, self-esteem, confidence, social skills and a sense of well-being.
- At Milton Country Park we provide activities which connect children to the outdoors and teach them to recognise and manage risk in an environment which is both safe and stimulating.
- Visits are flexible and can be tailored to fit the current national curriculum, a group's Learning Outside the Classroom objectives (LOtC), or more specific class topics and interests.
- We work with many different educational groups, from schools and colleges to scouts and guides, home educators and community groups. Content is designed to suit the individual needs and abilities of these groups.
Schools Outreach Programme
A key objective of Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust is to deliver a programme of outreach sport development opportunites in the local community. This programme has so far focused on Rowing and Triathlon.
Our Triathlon in Schools programme is now in its 12th year. We currently deliver pre-school or after-school Triathon Clubs in eight schools and employ four qualified Triathlon Coaches, with over 150 children now receiving a coached session during term-time. This programme is supported by Triathlon England and Cambridge Triathlon Club. As well as having a positive influence on healthy lifestyle choices the pathway provided has enabled a number of children to progress from our school clubs into the Club & International representation structure of the sport. The outcomes of this development work are therefore significant and the programme is recognised as a unique model of good practice at a national level.
In terms of Rowing we currently work in partnership with Rob Roy Boat Club, Cambridge to provide a range of Rowing & Sculling based opportunities.
We aim to broaden our outreach programme into other sports and welcome enquiries from local schools. We are particulary interested in delivering outdoor education and forest school opportunities. For more information please contact: email@example.com or call 01223 420060.