The Box Moor Trust has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The diverse nature of the Box Moor Trust estate allows us to offer a very wide range of learning opportunities.

Our emphasis is on direct, first-hand investigation and exploration using a variety of teaching methods for different learning styles.  Activities can be tailored to suit specific time scales, ages, abilities, subject requirements (e.g. specific badges or awards) and equality, diversity or inclusion issues or needs.

Visits are possible all year round, subject to Box Moor Trust staff availability and outdoor conditions.  

"I like the Box Moor Trust because they have big fields to run in and a fantastic nature area." - Ava, aged 8


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At the Box Moor Trust, we have a diverse range of habitats, including woodland, meadows, ponds, rivers, agricultural and urban areas.

All of the Box Moor Trust land can potentially be used for visits but the majority of our activities take place in the vicinity of our Old Barn Education Centre using Hay Wood and the surrounding meadows and ponds.  Local heritage activities centre on the moors in the valley bottom.



If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Box Moor Trust Education and Community team first to discuss your requirements and to check for available dates.  Please try to arrange your booking as early as possible as we do get booked up, particularly in the summer months.

Telephone: 01442 253300

Fax: 01442 253800

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We will post or email a booking form or, alternatively, you can download the form below.  If you are visiting on more than one occasion, please fill in one form for each separate visit - do ensure that you have reserved your visit date with the office before you return the booking form.

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Our education facilities have been specifically designed with the health and safety of our visitors in mind.  It is still essential, however, that visitors come well prepared.  Further information on suitable clothing, footwear etc. can be found under 'Your Visit'.



For uniform and youth group visits, the arrival site may be the Old Barn Education Centre at Westbrook Hay or the Box Moor Trust Centre on London Road, depending on the activity selected.  You will be advised about the arrival site prior to your visit.  These sites are marked on the map below and clear directions are given in 'Your Visit to the Box Moor Trust' (available to download below and sent in your confirmation pack).  On arrival, report to the Centre and ensure that your group is kept together and off the car park area.


Large coaches may drop off and pick up in the Box Moor Trust Centre car park but we ask that they do not stay in the car park for long periods of time, as the Box Moor Trust Centre is frequently used by other organisations and parking is limited.  Coaches may be directed to Bourne End Mills Industrial Estate (off the A41) where there are areas for parking.  It is not possible to take coaches up to the Old Barn car park,  Minibuses and cars may use the car parks at the Old Barn or Trust Centre.

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At the Box Moor Trust, we are doing everything we can to minimise our impact on the environment and to educate our visitors on how they can do the same.

Under our Eco-Code:

  • We will reduce, reuse and recycle our waste and minimise our use of resources.
  • We will use less environmentally damaging products.
  • We will minimise our water use.
  • We will minimise our energy use.
  • We will protect and encourage our wildlife and plants.
  • We will encourage our visitors to live more sustainably.
Visitors can look out for the signs around the Old Barn Education Centre showing what we are doing and what they can do to help.