Visit Cley Marshes

NWT Cley Marshes, photo by Mike Page
NWT Cley Marshes, is situated on the stunning North Norfolk, 6km from Holt. The nature reserve provides groups with great opportunities to explore both coastal and wetland habitats. The Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education centre provides a fantastic facility and base for education sessions. The panoramic view across the Marshes is spectacular and the variety of wildlife at Cley makes for an unforgettable day.

Cley Marshes is steeped in history: it is one of the oldest nature reserves in the country and has provided a blue print for nature conservation. Become part of this landscape, booking your group a guided walk onto the marshes. Or how about a Brilliant Birds session as it is one of the country’s most popular bird watching spots. Your group could explore the shingle beach and learn all about our incredible marine wildlife.

Your day here will reflect the landscape, habitats and history of Cley Marshes, whilst complimenting your school-based learning, as we tailor-make a timetable that suits your group’s requirements.

We have a wide selection of interactive and  hands-on activities that appeal to all ages and learning styles. The overall aim of all our sessions is to inspire pupils about the natural world and to encourage a caring approach for Norfolk’s wildlife.

Contact information

To discuss a booking or for further information please call our reception team on 01603 625540 or email [email protected]

Sessions available at NWT Cley Marshes


  • Habitat Trail
  • Brilliant Birds
  • Dyke Dipping
  • Environmental Games
  • Changing Coastline
  • Wild Art
  • Miraculous minibeasts
  • Living seas – (strandline scavenge)


  • Conservation Management
  • Freshwater invertebrates & water quality
  • Surveying / Data Collection
  • Coastal Management
  • Tourism
  • Change at Cley
  • Conflict on the Coast

Explore our sessions