Understanding the World - Pre-School, Early Years Foundation and Yr 1

Beaky’s Wildlife Area

‘Beaky’s’ is a small nature reserve at Dell Quay, which we’ve specifically designed for younger children. Easy to walk to from the Education Centre, this contained site is home to many trees, plants, and animals, with raised ponds, mini-beast areas and interactive interpretation boards to explore. Please see our online programme:

EYFS –Understanding the World

Science - Living Things and Habitats KS1 and 2

We run fun and engaging field trips for children to investigate and compare a wide range of living things in a variety of habitats. Our programmes ensure lots of time spent outdoors, with walks and hands on experiences in the beautiful Harbour landscape.

Please see our online programmes:

Yr 1 Animals and Plants

Yr 2 Living Things and their Habitats

Yr 3/4 Science: Living Things and their habitat

Yr 5/6 Living Things, Habitats and Adaptations

Geography - Coasts and Rivers KS1 and 2

Our programmes on Coasts and Rivers are an ideal way to help develop your pupils’ geographical knowledge, understanding and skills.


We use two stunning coastal sites, East Head and the shoreline at Dell Quay, with activities to study, measure and record coastal features and processes.

Chichester Harbour is one of the busiest recreational Harbours in the UK and has extensive sea defences, providing opportunities to study human impact as well as natural features such as beaches and harbours.

Please see our online programmes:

KS 1 Exploring Coasts – East Head

KS2 Coasts – East Head

KS2 Coasts -  Dell Quay/Chichester Marina


Our Rivers Programme combines outdoor learning, to collect data in a Harbour stream followed by interactive classroom activities to look at flooding and run-off. Please see our online programme:

KS2 Rivers

History KS 2

The Harbour is an ideal location to study and bring to life history topics.  We offer history workshops on Roman history, The Oyster Industry or Harbour history through the ages.  Please see our online prgramme: 

KS2 History - Harbour History

KS2 History - Romans

KS2 History - Oyster Industry

Art and Photography KS 2

Chichester Harbour offers an inspiring and powerful visual stimulus for art and photography.
Please see our online programmes:

Art and Photography

Boat Trips

We also offer trips aboard Solar Heritage, our solar powered, 50 seater catamaran. Experiencing the Harbour on the water can be a special experience for young people.

Free Boat trips – We have Get Afloat funding from the Friends of Chichester Harbour to offer free boat trips to local schools. Click here for more details.

Junior Conservancy Workshop

Junior Conservancy is a unique workshop where pupils debate a real environmental issue. The day begins at our Centre in Dell Quay with a range of activities to help pupils to get into role and prepare their viewpoints. After lunch we travel to a local authority council chamber to carry out the debate. Please see details below, this package is free to local schools.

Junior Conservancy

Outreach in Local Schools

Would you and your pupils like to know more about the beautiful natural Harbour environment on your doorstep?  Our team can visit your school with workshops and presentations.  These in-school visits are free for local schools, with sessions for KS1 and 2.  Please see our online programmes:

Outreach programme