Join us at our Amersham centre in Buckinghamshire for our fun school holiday activities for children and families.

Activities are based outdoors, and explore the natural world. The sessions are a mix of games and activities that will inspire you to find out more and discover how you can help wildlife on your doorstep. To take part you do not need any experience or any expensive kit, just an enthusiasm for being outside and discovering nature.

Eco Tots: For families with children age 18 months – 5 years. Children under 12 months are welcome if accompanying a paying sibling. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eco Explorers: For children aged 5 years – 8 years.

Eco Adventurers: For children aged 8 years – 11 years.

Eco Champions: Events for families with children over the age of 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Nature Days: Events for families with children of any age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Discovery Days: Events for families with children of any age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. These are free to attend for adults and children but please book your place if you intend on coming along.

Santa’s Winter Woodland: This event is for families with children of any age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

John Muir Award: For young people age 10+. This is a 4 day course where children are unaccompanied at our non-residential day centres.

Forest School Sessions for Eco Tots: Suitable for ages 18 months – 5 years old. Children under 12 months are welcome if accompanying a paying sibling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 2 children per adult (including non-participating) Find out more

Forest School Sessions for home education students: Suitable for children age 7+ but children of school age can be accommodated. Find out more.

Nature Champions: The Amersham Nature Champions project aims to increase engagement with the natural world for members of the Amersham community, by providing fun and educational sessions based at Amersham Field Centre and is a part funded project with Wild Amersham and Sustainable Amersham. Available for those who live in the Amersham Community Board area (Amersham, Chesham Bois, Little Chalfont and Coleshill). Find out more

Birthday Parties: At Amersham we can host your birthday party. They run after school, at weekends and in school holidays (depending on availability and centre) and include a range of outdoor activities with an indoor space for your party food. Find out more.

If you are attending any of our events, please note:

To bring appropriate clothing and footwear for being outside and activities are subject to change, depending on the weather.

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Before You Attend

  • Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for being outside.
  • Activities are subject to change, depending on the weather.

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Sat 08, June 2024 10:00 - 15:00

    Nature Champions: Family Day - This event for families includes activities for you to learn about nature in the Amersham area in fun ways. This includes sensory and exploratory activities, minibeast hunts, conservation activities, habitat creation, crafts, pond dipping and more. You can drop in or stay for the day. This event is for residents of the Amersham Community Board area (Amersham, Chesham Bois, Little Chalfont and Coleshill) Please dress for being outdoors and bring a packed lunch. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Sat 13, July 2024 10:00 - 15:00

    Nature Champions: Eco Adventures (5 - 11 years) - This event is for unaccompanied children aged 5 - 11 years old and will include minibeast hunts, conservation activities, habitat creation, pond dipping and sensory and exploratory activities to learn about nature in fun ways. This event is for residents of the Amersham Community Board area (Amersham, Chesham Bois, Little Chalfont and Coleshill). Please dress for being outdoors and bring a packed lunch. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book a place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Thu 25, July 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Summer Family Nature Day - Join our education team for a day of discovering the outdoors this summer. Explore the grounds, look for wildlife, follow the trail to find the clues and make some crafts. Find out what lives beneath the surface of the pond by doing some pond dipping. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
  • Fri 26, July 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Summer Family Nature Day - Join our education team for a day of discovering the outdoors this summer. Explore the grounds, look for wildlife, follow the trail to find the clues and make some crafts. Find out what lives beneath the surface of the pond by doing some pond dipping. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
  • Tue 30, July 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Summer Family Nature Day - Butterflies - Explore the local area and find out about the butterflies found there. Join the team to catch butterflies and other insects, learn to identify them and find out some fun facts. Be inspired by nature and create your own artwork. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
  • Wed 31, July 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Summer Family Nature Day - Butterflies - Explore the local area and find out about the butterflies found there. Join the team to catch butterflies and other insects, learn to identify them and find out some fun facts. Be inspired by nature and create your own artwork. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
  • Mon 05, August 2024 09:30 - 11:30

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Minibeast Hunt - Join us to look for minibeasts. Go exploring and look under rocks, and branches, search the grass and trees and discover the variety of insects and invertebrates we find. Use magnifying glasses to look closer, identify what we find and record them and discover why they are important and how to look after them. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Mon 05, August 2024 09:30 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Minibeast Safari - Search through logs, leave and shake the trees in one of our beautiful natural environments. Find and identify minibeast, find out how they survive and build them a new home. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £45.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 06, August 2024 09:30 - 11:30

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Pirate Treasure - Follow the trail/clues left by the Pirates to find the treasure, play some pirate games and make a base camp on the island. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 06, August 2024 09:30 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Shipwrecked -  Explore the desert island, make a map, take on the water carrying challenge and build a basecamp on this shipwrecked adventure. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £45.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 07, August 2024 09:30 - 11:30

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Super Stone Age - Travel back to the Stone Age and find out about life thousands of years ago. Make some cave art, build a shelter and explore what the world was like for our ancestors. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 07, August 2024 09:30 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Stone Age Discovery - Could you survive in the stone age?! Try out hunting and gathering, making fishing nets and cave painting. Could you light a fire to keep your tribe warm? What about build a shelter?! Come try your luck at our savage stone age day.  To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £45.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Thu 08, August 2024 09:30 - 11:30

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Marvellous Mammals - What animals live here? Look for signs of animals and check the traps for mice and voles. Make a nest for your mouse to keep it warm! To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Thu 08, August 2024 09:30 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Curious Creatures - Discover the world of wildlife hidden within the landscape; warrens, burrows, nests and hollows all hide signs of the animals that live there. Children will use all their senses to explore the busy world of wildlife that crawls, flies, walks and hops throughout the countryside. There may be opportunities to use IT to detect bats at dusk, as well as live trapping and observation of small mammals. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £45.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Fri 09, August 2024 09:30 - 11:30

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Summer Explorer - Enjoy being outdoors in summer- look for bees and butterflies, spot the different coloured flowers and play some summery games! To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Fri 09, August 2024 09:30 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Summer Adventure - Enjoy being outdoors in summer- look for bees and butterflies, spot the different coloured flowers, explore the grounds and play some summery games. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £45.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Sat 19, October 2024 10:00 - 15:00

    Nature Champions: Family Day - This event for families includes activities for you to learn about nature in the Amersham area in fun ways. This includes sensory and exploratory activities, minibeast hunts, conservation activities, habitat creation, crafts, pond dipping and more. You can drop in or stay for the day. This event is for residents of the Amersham Community Board area (Amersham, Chesham Bois, Little Chalfont and Coleshill) Please dress for being outdoors and bring a packed lunch. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 30, October 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Halloween Family Nature Day - Join our education team for a day of Halloween adventure.  To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
  • Thu 31, October 2024 10:30 - 15:00

    Halloween Family Nature Day - Join our education team for a day of Halloween adventure.  To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance. Please choose the 'baby' option when booking a place for children aged 12 months and under.  

    Location
    Amersham
    Region
    South East
    Price
    £0.00 - £5.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff

Field Studies Council want to inspire people to be curious, caring and passionate about our environment. Our Eco Adventures are designed to do just that.