Learn & discover

There are several ways you can learn and discover at Woodhall Estate. The estate is brimming with children in idyllic and inspiring surroundings – at Heath Mount School and Stapleford School, or at Oppidan Camps in the Walled Gardens. We also organise educational days for schools and families to learn about farming, food and nature. Read more about how you or your children can learn and discover at Woodhall Estate.

Oppidan Education

Oppidan Education came to us with the requirement for an inspirational and thought-provoking, private and secure, venue close to London to host residential camps. Our answer to this was the Walled Gardens in Woodhall Park. Learn more and book your child or school onto an Oppidan Camp using the button below.

Oppidan offer all-encompassing residential camps that value personal and social development as well as the acquisition of new skills and experiences for children aged 8-13.  An Oppidan Camp incorporates five days of interactive workshops, guest speakers, outdoor sports and team games, practical skills, cooking and camping. Children are treated like adults and come away with an increased sense of confidence about themselves and their education. Taking place in the beautiful Walled Gardens at Woodhall Estate, the park is a classic example of walled parkland, long grasses and rolling hills. The camps are a modern-day Swallows and Amazons with a strict no-tech rule and manifest an innocent, nostalgic enjoyment of the outdoors.

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For more information, bookings and enquiries about Oppidan Camps:


Discovery Days

Woodhall Estate organises Discovery Days for local schools during the summer season. These sessions usually involve visiting wildlife and nature areas on the estate. If you are interested, suggest to your teacher that they contact us!

We also organise guided walk events for adults and families during the summer. These discovery days and occasions are opportunities for our expert conservation team to impart their knowledge and explain how the estate goes about managing the countryside, as well as the huge challenges that the countryside and our environment are facing.

Keep a look out for the next discovery day in What’s On.

Countryside Learning

Over recent years we have worked alongside the charity Countryside Learning to host educational events for primary and secondary schools – bringing children who have often rarely visited the countryside, if ever, to the estate for a day of learning and fun. They learn about food, farming, nature and wildlife in a day packed of activities. Over a thousand children have visited the estate in this way over the last few years, from schools in Hertfordshire and London.

If you are interested, suggest to your teacher that they contact us or Countryside Learning.

Learn more about the many ways Woodhall Estate supports our Community and Charities.


Learning & Inspiring