RSPB/CAFRE Nature Trail for Schools

Visit our stunning nature trail at CAFRE, Greenmount and let us provide your students with unique and memorable learning experiences.

You can choose from a selection of half or full-day programmes that will get your group exploring the natural world with exciting hands-on activities.

Led by our professional Field Teachers, programmes are linked to curriculum topics and are carefully crafted so that your class gets the most out of their time in our outdoor classroom.

We look forward to seeing you and your class soon!

The outdoor learning experience at Greenmount is provided by the CAFRE RSPB partnership. We offer schools opportunities to investigate a variety of habitats, woodland, pond, garden and farmland.

All of our programmes are risk assessed and linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum. Our Field Teachers facilitate tailored programmes for pre-school, primary and secondary. Autumn/Winter programmes are delivered from September to November and the Spring/Summer programmes are delivered from March to June.

A visit to Greenmount will increase your pupils’ knowledge, understanding and respect for the environment, wildlife and natural places.

Key Stage 3 – 4 AS and A2 – for information on tailor made curriculum support programmes please contact Deirdre Cooper at

Information for teachers

Visit Guidelines for Teachers

CAFRE Nature Trail Terms & Conditions

RSPB Nature Trail at Greenmount Risk Assessment

CAFRE Walled Garden and Trail Map

Spot it! Flowers

Spot it! Minibeasts

Spot it! Birds & Mammals

How to Book

There is a charge, per pupil, of £3.50 for a half day session (to include a lunch break) and £5 for a full day session (including breaks).

For initial enquiries or if you wish to book the Nature Trail please contact CAFRE, Greenmount Campus on 028 9442 6725.

Once a date has been agreed you will be emailed a booking form, which must be completed and returned to Joanna Mulholland at For more information on the content of the Nature Trail Programmes at Greenmount please contact Joanna Mulholland at RSPB at the above email address.