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Wat Tyler park 2016

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Wat Tyler Country Park, once a Victorian and Edwardian explosives factory, today the site is 125 acres of diverse habitats including meadows, hedgerows, blast mounds, tidal waterways, reed beds and marshes. This short, easy access trail takes in a number of the key features including the wildlife garden, bird hides, viewing platforms, miniature railway, marina and sculptures, but there are plenty of other quieter paths should you wish to extend the walk. 

Wat Tyler Country Park 
Day One

 We have decided that our highlight (so far) was the fantastic dinner they prepared last night, and the fact that lots of the children tried new foods and found they liked them!



Wat Tyler Country Park
Day Two

 The children took part in some army training today, including shelter building. The staff particularly enjoyed this part, as they got to test the waterproof ability of their shelters, armed with buckets and water pistols! We ended the day with a campfire and a BBQ, plus some time in the park and some hot chocolate courtesy of Mrs Bean and Mrs Husk.

Wat Tyler Country Park
Day Three

Group one

last day at Wat Tyler, looking forward to dynamite activity.

We discovered the history of dynamite production on the site and then carried out field archaeology based activities to trace the dynamite process around the park.




Had a lovely, albeit soggy day! Some excellent orienteering skills have been seen and the rain let up for kite flying this evening! 






Wat Tyler Country Park
Group 2

A 'brighter day' today. The children are continuing to work well together. Some very muddy clothes and shoes after a fun morning of survival and mud slide!  Even Mrs Maynard and Mrs Thompson joined in the 'fun' of the mud!