Educational Visits

We want to inspire, raise aspirations and raise educational attainment amongst school children and local groups. The Park is a fantastic place to explore, and learn. Whilst much of this can be done independently we also arrange Education visits that provide a unique learning experience for students of all ages. Through these activities students are encouraged to explore the spectacular parklands, hear from experts who work on the Park daily and discover all that the Park has to offer. To date, we have provided tailored education visits for schools covering the following subject areas:

Primary Schools

Building Bug Hotels – enabling children to discover the creepy crawlies that live in amongst the vegetation on the Park.

Habitat survey – identifying habitats through observing, touching and recording the variety of colours, flowers and textures that are throughout the Park.

Grid Survey – Children can discover how to read a map by being led around the Park and identifying different features.

A Wildlife trail – Identifying wildlife across the Park including; birds, insects, reptiles and plants.

Young Engineers

Through Our Parklife partner ENGIE we have been able to provide guided educational visits to the District Energy Centre. This visit gives the background to District Energy Systems, such as those on the Park and explains how energy is generated through CHP generators and Woodchip Biomass Boilers and provided to customers all over the Park.

Budding Landscape Architects

As an iconic Landscape Architecture project, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect place to learn about how Landscape architects led the planning, design and management of London’s newest Park in 100 years.  Aside from being world famous for its beautiful wildflower meadows and gardens the Park performs many other functions including flood alleviation, habitat provision and a place to socialise, play and relax. Through Our Parklife Partner The Landscape Group we have shown young Landscape Architects and horticulturalists what can be achieved in our towns and cities with a strong and ambitious vision.

If you’d like to arrange an Educational Visit please contact the General Manager using the details in the bottom of this page.