Greyhope Bay is an off-grid eco facility which offers your class the opportunity to learn outdoors and connect with their local coastline.
We have two curriculum-linked learning programmes to choose from that have been designed to engage and inspire children of all ages, from primary to secondary school.
School visits to Greyhope Bay operate on a Wednesday, with morning or afternoon slots available. Time for snack or lunch breaks can be built into your visit on request.
Applications are now OPEN for travel subsidies for your class trip to Greyhope Bay. This initiative has been generously funded by Total Energies and will be open to schools in the Aberdeen City and Shire areas. For more information, please submit a booking enquiry.
Take a journey of coastal discovery, as we go on a guided tour to the beaches that surround the Greyhope Bay centre*. With the help of our Engagement and Learning Officer, pupils will explore the rocky shore habitat, learning more about the creatures that live there and how they survive. We’ll also focus on how we can make the most of our amazing beaches, while being safe and environmentally friendly!
*In the event of adverse weather conditions, alternative indoor activities related to the theme will be provided.
During this programme, your class will learn about the Greyhope Bay centre itself and how it operates as an off-grid attraction. We’ll go on a guided tour of the site’s facilities from the solar panels that power it, to our state-of-the-art compostable toilets! Pupils will lead a discussion on the environmental benefits of these systems and will be asked to consider the limitations of implementing them on a wider scale. We’ll end the session with putting your class’s problem-solving and creativity to the test by challenging them to design their own eco-friendly attraction!
Bring the wonders of Aberdeen’s coast directly to your classroom! With a visit from our Engagement and Learning Officer, your class will learn about the rocky shore habitat, and how the amazing creatures that live there survive. In this immersive and fun workshop, we’ll explore themes such as biodiversity, food chains, habitats, and adaptations. We’ll also focus on the importance of looking after our oceans and the animals that live there.
Experience the spectacular coast that surrounds Greyhope Bay centre with a guided beach combing trip!
Together we’ll investigate what the waves have washed up on the shore and learn what this can tell us about our local marine life. We’ll also focus on beach safety and how we can enjoy our local beaches in an environmentally friendly way. This 2 hr experience would be ideally suited to Girlguiding, Scouts or community groups.