Group visits and school trips

All schools and large groups (over five cars) wishing to visit the park must book at least four weeks in advance using the 'Request a booking' form below. Bookings are taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

Large groups

To avoid event clashes and to organise car parking, large groups must pre-book their visit by completing the self-led booking form below.

Schools and other educational visits

Buchan Country Park is an excellent place for people of all ages to learn about the countryside and wildlife, whether it’s finding your way around the country park using a map or learning about wildlife habitats. Check out our ranger-led events on our events programme.

School groups, scouts and beavers can visit the park for educational use on a self-led basis. All self-led visits are free, although donations towards the management of the park and its wildlife are welcome (suggested donation of £2.00 per child). Please note that due to the sensitive wildlife present at Buchan Country Park the maximum size for school groups is one class.


  • Orienteering course - Suitable for beginners to intermediate orienteers. Maps and compasses are available for loan.
  • Create your own walk - Explore the park on foot and plan your own activities. A copy of the park trail guide is available in our getting around section. Make sure you follow the Countryside Code.
  • Dipping ponds - These can be made available to smaller groups with leaders who have experience of running pond dipping activities. Nets and trays are available for loan. (Maximum of 24 children)

To request a booking, please follow the link below to complete the online self-led booking form.

Request a booking (external link)

Local organisations offering formal education