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Schools & groups

A group of primary school children enjoying the Estate

We believe the countryside is an exciting, motivating place for learning. Outdoor learning can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and adventurous and helps children and young people learn by experience and grow as confident individuals and responsible citizens. 

Our staff are experienced in using outdoor learning in the delivery of a variety of curriculum areas a range of curriculum levels; working with pre-school children through to senior level.

Activities are carefully structured to provide progressive learning experiences and where possible the core areas of literacy, numeracy and health & wellbeing are integrated into outdoor learning. And best of all, you get to learn in the fresh air.

Educational Facilities

  • Ranger Service
  • Information centre featuring countryside displays and object handling
  • Indoor room for talks, follow-up work and wet-weather lunch
  • Toilets
  • Adventure playground
  • Picnic areas
  • Equipment for activities and field work
  • Nature trail
  • Purpose built education pond
  • Walking trails and mountain bike centre

Accessible for all - the information centre, indoor room, toilets, picnic area, nature trail and pond area all accessible for wheelchair users.

    A Duke of Edinburgh expedition on Glenlivet Estate

    Duke of Edinburgh award expeditions

    Whether a practice or your gold, silver or bronze expedition, Glenlivet Estate provides a great location with a wealth of routes and rights of way to navigate.

    If you need a hand with your planning the Ranger service staff are happy to advise and suggest routes. We have suggested some wild camping locations for expedition groups on this map. Link to pdf A wild camping area (no facilities) is available near our Estate Office in Tomintoul which provides a great base for your first night. Please book the use of this with us (no charge). 

    It would be appreciated if all expedition groups could contact us and let us know their route and camp locations so we can advise if there are any estate management activities that may be encountered.

    Cairngorms National Park Travel Grant 2016-17

    The Cairngorms National Park Authority is offering an outdoor learning travel grant to support schools and community groups to make educational trips to the National Park (this includes visits to Glenlivet Estate, which is in the National Park).

    Grants are available up to 75% of costs or £200, to cover transport costs to the Park. Further details & application form here.

    Health and safety
    A countryside visit provides many excellent opportunities for students. Although there are some potential hazards in the outdoors these are generally very small and should not detract from the enjoyment of a visit. All of our activities are risk assessed and we encourage students to be a part of the risk management process, identifying hazards and appropriate behaviour as a group before an activity commences. Crown Estate Scotland holds third party insurance to cover visitors to Glenlivet Estate and every member of staff is First Aid trained. Please note that Rangers are there to lead the activities and teachers/leaders need to be responsible for the supervision and discipline of the group at all times.