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Nature walks and talks

Secondary school tours

An educational adventure in Dorlindon Forest...

An enriching journey into the Forest Realm of Dorlindon. Nestled within the serene Wicklow Mountains, Dorlindon Nature Sanctuary offers a haven for young adventurers eager to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature, hone their artistic skills, master survival techniques, and embrace outdoor wellness.

Our sanctuary, easily accessible from Dublin via the N11, is strategically located to provide a seamless transition from urban bustle to tranquil wilderness. Situated a mere 20 to 40 minutes' drive from Dublin, our sanctuary beckons with its pristine beauty and abundant educational opportunities.

At Dorlindon, our dedicated and experienced team of instructors comprises naturalists, qualified zoologists, Ireland's leading Survival/bushcraft experts, Outdoor Wellbeing professionals and skilled artisans, all committed to nurturing the inquisitive minds of our young visitors.

Our offerings cater to various educational needs and preferences, ranging from half-day excursions ideal for classroom breaks to comprehensive multi-day sessions tailored for Transition Year (TY) students. Whether embarking on a short exploration or delving deep into a prolonged learning experience, Dorlindon promises an unforgettable adventure for every participant.

Half day trip:

The half-day trip presents an excellent opportunity for students to escape the confines of the classroom and engage with nature firsthand. From exploring biodiversity to refining artistic talents and mastering survival skills, our meticulously planned activities ensure a holistic learning experience. Flexible scheduling allows for customization to accommodate the unique requirements of each class.
These half day events will start at 9.30am, ending at 1 or 2 pm. This will include a time slot for lunch.
Each class of up to 30 people will be split into slots of around 30 minutes up to 1 hour.

Full day or multiday sessions, especially suitable for TY learning:

For those seeking a more immersive experience, our full-day and multi-day sessions offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to deepen understanding and foster personal growth.
Participants can choose from a diverse array of activities, each offering valuable insights into nature, craftsmanship, survival techniques, and wellness practices.
Each class of up to 30 people will be split into slots from around 1 hour up to 2 hours.
As we understand that every class is different, these slots can be worked on and updated and changed to suit your class’s needs.
There are 7 main activities to chose from with different possible teachings:

  • Realm Tour: A guided expedition through enchanting forest trails, revealing hidden wonders and exquisite craftsmanship.
  • Nature Class: Exploring Ireland's rich biodiversity, environmental conservation, and hands-on experiences such as pond analysis and wildlife observation.
  • Bushcraft: Learning essential survival skills such as fire safety, shelter building, foraging, and outdoor cooking.
  • Team building and leadership: Build a strong team with students facing mental an physical challenges in a fun and supportive environment. Build individual and team skills.
  • Arts and Crafts: Unleashing creativity through traditional crafts and artistic endeavors inspired by nature's bounty.
  • Wellness and Meditation: Discovering the profound connection between mind and body through mindful practices like Vipassana meditation.
  • The Auld Armoury: view medieval armory and weaponry, from chainmails to plate armor, from a crossbow to a two handed sword; learn how they were made next to Dorlindon's Anvil.

Even in inclement weather, our sheltered areas ensure uninterrupted learning and enjoyment. Additionally, amenities such as picnic areas and chemical toilets ensure comfort and convenience for all participants.

To facilitate a seamless experience, detailed health and safety guidelines, along with binding park rules, will be provided.

Dorlindon Nature Sanctuary, where adventure and education intertwine to create lasting memories and inspire future explorations.

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For additional information contact us at: activities@dorlindon.com.

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