St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Class 2 Wider Links


This half term’s topic is: ‘Down in the Jungle’. 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!

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.
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.

The Anderton Centre’s primary role is to operate as a residential and day visit activity centre, with a focus on work with young people and community groups.

It also provides conference facilities with full outdoor land and water-based activities complimented by 70 bed accommodation with catering and self-catering options, plus parking for 40 cars.

Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, England, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, around grid reference SD 41 15 that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England.

Check out the Blue Planet Series!

Check out the Green Planet Series from the BBC!

Check out the AMAZING work done to help protect animals.

Some FANTASTIC information about Africa!

We help adults and children to discover their creativity in a relaxed and supportive environment, by focusing on being creative. Allowing visitors to escape from daily stresses and pressures, leaving us relaxed and recharged.

Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure company which runs tree top ropes courses under the names Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure and Zip Trekking, as well as ground-based Forest Segway Safaris, at locations across the United Kingdom.


Check out the NEW and exciting creatures at the Sealife Centre!

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.
Visit The Bee Centre and enter the incredible world of the honeybee. The National Trust – check out what exciting activities you can get up to in your garden and in your local area! A traditional, working Dairy Farm, selling fresh, local season produce and hosting various events throughout the year, where you can meet both the animals and the farmer.
Learn about modern farming techniques and ride on donkeys and tractors. Plus loads more! Why not visit your local Dobbies Garden Centre and check out what tools and equipment you can buy to start growing flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables in your own garden!