National Parks are world-class landscapes with the power to inspire everyone.
They’ve been designated on behalf of the entire nation because of their incredibly special qualities. Stunning natural beauty, beautiful wildlife and fascinating cultural heritage make these living and working landscapes truly unique.
There are 10 National Parks in England: Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales. Each one has been designated as a protected landscape because of its special qualities.
Each National Park is different and remarkable in its own way, but all work together as part of a big family.
Connecting Schools with National Parks
Take part in this series of online teacher training sessions and discover South Downs National Park.
Conserver Residential or Day Visit
Learn new skills and help nature with Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Discovering the Broads
Learn about the history, heritage, wildlife and special qualities of the Broads National Park.
Discover the Wall Guided Walk
Take a walk along Hadrian's Wall and learn about history with Northumberland National Park.
Exmoor National Park Residential
Connect with nature on this residential with Exmoor National Park.
Green Skills Residential or Day Visit
Your chance to enjoy, care and be a pioneer for the Peak District National Park.
Junior Ranger Social Action Residential
Combine adventurous activities with social action plans at Dartmoor National Park.
Wild Skills and Green Action Residential
Take part in an environmental action-packed weekend with Lake District National Park.
Wild Spaces Youth Project
Be inspired by what’s on offer in the New Forest National Park.
Statement from the Chief Executive
"It’s very exciting to have been awarded this substantial funding, which will enable more young people than ever before to access, enjoy and learn about our wonderful National Parks.
"We know a significant proportion of children, almost 20%, living in the most deprived areas of England never visit the natural environment at all – and this must change. As the nation’s breathing spaces and with some of our most stunning and varied countryside, National Parks offer the perfect opportunity for young people to learn outside. Whether it be a school trip to a National Park or a volunteering day surveying wildlife, it’s these kinds of experiences that can inspire a lifetime of caring for the environment.
"Outdoor learning experiences are also hugely beneficial for mental health and wellbeing and the pandemic has underlined the profound need for this kind of inspirational education provision."
Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park and Education Portfolio Lead for National Parks UK