Cynefin Discovery Days provide opportunities for learners to explore their landscape, habitats, and heritage.
They are multi-disciplinary, engaging learning experiences with:
- science, literacy and numeracy activities
- creative response
- mindful enjoyment of the health and well-being benefits to being in the landscape.
Cynefin Discovery Days are delivered at various locations with Rangers and Centre Staff all year round. The Schools Programme is accessible to all. Please ask us for suitable equipment, facilities and locations.
For 2023-2024 these trips are generously supported by the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. To find out if your school is eligible visit our Funding for Cynefin Discovery Days page.
- Half day: £2.50 per pupil
- Full day: £4.50 per pupil
A minimum booking fee of £75 applies to school bookings.
For more details or to arrange your visit please email our Discovery Team or call 01646 624853.
Examples of what we can offer
Coastal Explorers: beaches, rockpools, dunes, cliffs, caves, islands and estuaries
Making use of accessible facilities & the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, there are many exciting regional and seasonal itineraries. Explore the variety of landforms, habitats, heritage sites, communities & tidal spectaculars offered around the coastline.
Meadows and Minibeasts
Grassland habitats contain a wide array of flowering plants, tremendous diversity of pollinating bugs & other wildlife. Explore the delights of a summer meadow with our Conservation Team and perhaps be inspired to take steps to enhance school grounds
Tourism and Industry
Investigate the importance of “holiday-makers” to the local economy. What are the challenges and impacts of millions of visitors to the county? What other industries; past, present and future shape the landscape?
The landscape, heritage and natural world in Pembrokeshire has been an inspiration to generations of artists. Explore landscape and nature with various media and encourage a creative response to the environment.
Heritage Guardians With the Community Archaeologist
Investigate local heritage spanning the millennia from the Palaeolithic through to the Second World War. Opportunities to participate in archaeological digs.
Preseli Upland Explorer
Access the Preseli Hills in an adventurous challenge. Trek ancient pathways across the top of the world. Itineraries to match topic, season and location.
Food and Farming
Find out where and how food is produced. Visit farms to discover the past, present and future of farming and food production.
Trees and Woodlands including Bushcraft
An important & rich habitat to explore – learn about trees & the wildlife that they support, the heritage of looking after woodlands & their role in tackling climate change. Resourceful locations that support activities such as foraging & bushcraft.
River Study - from Source to Sea
Follow a river from its source on the Preseli Hills to the coast. Pupils explore the water cycle, river habitats, measure the water flow and learn about the way people use and interact with the river. Other rivers can be used to suit ages/locations.
Discover and experience - Living history - bring history alive
School Visits to Carew Castle
Carew welcomes school groups throughout the year introducing children to the tastes, smells and sights of life in a Castle.