Take your classroom outside
Updated 15 February 2018 7:23am
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park is a working farm, not a display farm. With its wide range of habitat and environments, children and adults have the opportunity to learn with hands on experience. Educational groups are always welcome. If you are interested in knowing more please contact the Park Ranger.
Areas of interest
- Pastoral farmland and farming operations
- Large scale forestry block
- Woodlot plantings
- Riparian (streamside) plantings
- Native bush reserve
- Areas of naturally regenerating bush of varying ages
- Restored wetlands
- Seepage plantings catching nitrate runoff from grazing
- Historic NZ wars battle site
- Small historic graveyard
the Ken Gray Education Centre. Located inside the large working woolshed, it includes a mezzanine floor serving as both a classroom with whiteboard and a viewing area over the shearing stands. The wheelchair access ramp also provides excellent viewing over the sheep yards.
wheelchair accessible toilets
indoor eating area
in flat sheltered spots with full vehicle access; and toilets and drinking water close by
concrete barbecue pads suitable for camp fires (subject to fire bans). A picnic or barbecue in the sheltered camp ground is a popular finale to school visits.