Sutton Bingham education centre

Sutton Bingham education centre

Somerset

You can learn about how we treat water before it reaches customers’ taps and how water companies are part of the natural water cycle.

Things to do

  • Discover the denizens of the dark with pond dipping
  • Explore nature with a walk around the reservoir
  • Take part in scientific and geography investigations

We think Sutton Bingham is a fantastic place to visit if you want to find out more about the natural world.

If you visit you’ll discover how this Somerset reservoir is used for leisure as well as a providing a source for drinking water to local people.

You can learn about how we treat water before it reaches customers’ taps and how water companies are part of the natural water cycle.

Pond dipping and science and geography investigations in our education centre are just two activities you might want to do during a visit.

There is also the chance to explore the natural beauty of this Somerset reservoir and find out about the various habitats and the way organisms adapt to their environments.

We will tailor your school visit to the curriculum, covering topics including as geography, science, climate change or sustainability.

How to book

A visit to Sutton Bingham is free to schools.

Visits to Sutton Bingham are suitable for pupils in year four and above. If it’s not possible to arrange a site visit, Tim or one of our education advisers could visit your school.

Book a visit

 

Facilities at Sutton Bingham

These include: 

  • A fully equipped classroom for up to 35 pupils
  • Disabled access and toilet (please ask for further details)
  • Literature and field study equipment to use during the visit
  • Water treatment works
  • Safe pond dipping area
  • Reservoir and dam valve tower
  • Toilets

How to find Sutton Bingham

Sutton Bingham, Yeovil, Somerset

Sat nav: BA22 9QL

Directions: From Yeovil, take A37 to Dorchester. After about two miles, turn right, sign-posted Sutton Bingham. Follow road through avenue of oak trees. Take a left turning, signposted Closworth. Pass under the railway line. You will find the water treatment works on the left handside. For the fishing lodge, follow road up hill and turn right at post box. Take the next immediate right for lane to lodge.

Sutton Bingham education centre

Sutton Bingham, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9QL