Since the 1840s, the Park has been a centre for learning. Generations of students and school children have used the park for study and recreation.
Our Park Keepers are part of Salford Ranger Team and have been providing a popular curriculum based programme for schools at Salford’s Country Park for many years. Now those opportunities are available at Peel Park.
Primary and Secondary classes can study topics from Science, Geography, Art and Local History. Half day or whole day visits can be accommodated. A day could include an activity at the museum as well as an outdoor session in the park.
Just a five minute walk from the park, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, is a wonderful place to learn more about the history of Salford, whilst appreciating the Victorian art and architecture. Inside the museum is also a cafe, where you’ll find affordable food and drink.
Schools wishing to book an education or recreation visit to the park should contact the Park Keepers.
Salford University students frequently use the park for self-led activities. A few recent examples:
- Engineering students for surveying
- Media students for filming
- Ecological students for sampling
- Student Union events and fairs
The Park Keepers also welcome students for carrying out wildlife surveys.
A home to learning
A passion for learning and self-improvement was an ethos of Victorian society. Peel Park was one of few places this devotion could be seen, and is still seen to this day.