Most organisations can adapt workshops for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Please contact organisations direct to discuss how activities can be tailored to the specific needs of your group. Examples of activities available include:

Calvert Trust Kielder offers a wide range of outdoor learning for schools bringing children with disabilities throughout the year. Activities include: sailing, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, (indoor and out) zip wire, abseiling, king swing, orienteering, nightwalks to name but a few, and encourage confidence, team building, self worth and independence. Overnight stays and residential courses are available in fully accessible and catered on-site accommodation. Please contact Calvert Kielder for further details on 01434 250232 or e mail

Northumberland National Park: Sill Story Time – The Wild Woods
Working with a member of the learning team, children listen to a story, brought to life with objects and costume, before taking part in a nature walk and creating a piece of art to take away, inspired by the habits and landscapes they have learned about.
Northumberland National Park can adapt several of its learning activities for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. To make enquiries and discuss your requirements, please contact the learning team on 01434 341187 or e mail


Tyne Rivers Trust: Most educational work can be catered to suit children with special educational needs, particularly:
Mayfly in the classroom - a fantastic opportunity to focus on the lifecycle of these amazing invertebrates and where they fit into the food chain. Pupils will take part in ‘kick sampling’ (holding a net underwater in the river) to collect Mayfly nymphs and take them back to the classroom. Here they will set up an aquaria to monitor their development and watch them emerge into adult Mayfly before they are released. Suitable for children with special educational needs; and
Science on the Tyne, a flexible lesson plan giving us the opportunity to work with teachers to deliver a bespoke lesson based on the River Tyne that fits in with their class.