Education and Learning
Facilities and Site Resources
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park is a wonderfully diverse venue for learning. With a well-equipped visitor centre and classroom, the site is easy to use with well-made paths leading to a range of important wildlife habitats in a relatively small area. There are many educational opportunities at Oare Gunpowder Works.
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Schools can opt for an unsupervised visit, where you are free to take your class around the country park independently. Please complete your own risk assessment and be aware of the site health and safety issues. To help you with your visit why not take advantage of our School resources and species ID guides below, Click on the subject title to view the resource.
Gunpowder factory checklist Predator Prey
The Great Explosion My mini-beast databank
Why build a gunpowder works at Oare The use of trees at Oare Gunpowder Works
Gunpowder a recipe for disaster Tree seed dispersal
The transportation of gunpowder Whats this mini-beast called?
Transporting gunpowder by water Identifying trees from leaves
Workers at Oare Gunpowder Works What type of seed have I found?
Matchlock and Flintlock muskets Fresh water mini-beast ID guide
Flower ID sheet
At key points throughout the site there are interpretation panels helping to interpret the site. Reflecting the unique blend of wildlife and history the boards include old photographs of buildings and comments about the wildlife present in the area.