Carlton Marshes

Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville
Lowestoft, NR33 8HU

Joanna Shackleton education officer
01502 564250 

Carlton Marshes

Every school visit to Carlton Marshes is unique.

Excellent Programme which dove tailed the needs and interests of the children – very age appropriate. Full educational value, made evident by group leaders programming, pace and engagement with the children.
- St Benet’s Catholic Primary School


Carlton Marshes is an internationally important broadland nature reserve in the Waveney valley. The dykes and pools are teeming with wildlife and there are reed beds, flower rich meadows, marsh and woodland to explore. The education centre boasts panoramic views over the marshes, two teaching rooms, toilets and a picnic area.

Your day here will reflect the landscape, habitats and history of Carlton Marshes and we will work with you to design a bespoke visit to meet the needs of your group.


Some of the most popular themes requested by teachers, at Carlton Marshes and across our six education reserves, are included here to give you a sense of the sort of day we can plan for you.
KS1 & KS2
KS3 and beyond
GCSE, A level
& specialist
Forest Schools
River trips

Arranging your visit

Cost of education visits and other useful information



To discuss a visit to Carlton Marshes and to book, please contact our Education Officer Joanna Shackleton 01502 564250

Or fill in our school visit enquiry form

More information about the wildlife and habitats at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve