St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Class 1 Wider Links


This half term’s topic is: ‘Dinosaurs’. Below you will find links to activities, places of interest and much more beyond the classroom. Simply click the images to explore and find out more!

The Harris Museum is a Grade I-listed building in Preston, Lancashire, England. Founded by Edmund Harris in 1877, it is a local history and fine art museum. With family friendly events and exhibitions available all year round, enjoy the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and people, alongside displays of Art, Egyptology, Archaeology, Botany and Zoology.
Join Katy and her helpers as they cook tasty meals. Sing songs, discover recipes and play a cooking game. Down on the Farm- Explore the outdoor world of farming and the countryside with JB and Storm from Down on the Farm. BBC The Green Planet- dive into a world where a single life can last a thousand years, with David Attenborough.
Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston- why not visit this large site selling plants, equipment and garden furniture with a riverside restaurant and farm shop. Yarrow Valley Country Park, Chorley- why not come and visit this 700-acre parkland with a lake, waterfall, adventure playground, café & visitor centre. The National Trust – check out what exciting activities you can get up to in your garden and in your local area!
Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre zoo, owned by Parques Reunidos and located in the sea-side resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It provides a home to over 1,350 animals from all over the world. Learn all about turtles, sharks, jellyfish and so much more at Blackpool Aquarium. Visit today to discover amazing marine life at SEA LIFE.
We are a multi-award-winning, centre of excellence for bee-related education, breeding and husbandry. We provide general education and awareness regarding honeybees and beekeeping. We also deliver our award-winning ‘Bee Experience’, attracting visitors from around the world. We run beekeeping courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels. These practical, hands-on courses are well respected, professionally run and receive excellent feedback. ‘The Bee Centre’ is also the regional training hub for beekeepers and bee farmers wishing to gain professional qualifications through the Bee Farmers’ Association.


Brockholes Nature Reserve- Wetland and woodland nature reserve, home to rare bird species, with a floating visitor village.

Ridgeway Farm is a family run dairy farm, located on Peel Road, in-between Junction 4 of the Blackpool M55 motorway and Lytham.  We are the seventh generation to farm at Ridgeway and as such the farm is steeped in historical flora and fauna. With so much heritage intertwined from the original brick buildings to dairy genetics dating back over 50 years and of course not forgetting the farms very own priority habitat, in the form of a traditional orchard. In 2019 we decided to open the farm to visitors at certain times of the year to allow everyone the opportunity to see a real life working farm, right here on the Fylde Coast and the chance to meet the farmers too. Rural wildlife park offering animal feeding, tractor rides, plays areas, riverside walks & a cafe.