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Nature's World

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At Nature's World we aim to provide you with more than just a visit to the uk's pioneering eco-experience, our plan is to provide you with information, education, ideas and an inspiration for looking after the environment.

Since opening in 1992, Nature's World has evolved into a thriving visitor attraction, training centre and educational facility for the whole of the local and wider community. Lots of new exhibits and features for everyone to enjoy - These include new informative signage, family trails, solar powered talking posts, educational play parks, a giant bank-side slide, an interactive sustainability challenge, 2020 future world, the race to recycle and much much more!

With on-site tearooms serving both hot and cold food & drink, ample free car parking and so much to see and do why not come and experience the beauty of Nature's World for yourself.


Future World 2020
What are you going to do when all the oil runs out? Check out our demonstrations of clean, renewable energy technologies including solar, wind and geo-thermal power.  '2020' - experience a 'space age' journey to the year 2020 and explore the technologies which will be changing the Tees Valley and the world in response to global warming and climate change.

Race to Recycle
Our latest interactive exhibit brings with it lots of fun for everyone, all based on the ethos of Recycling.  Played by as many people as you wish, this game creates a virtual environment of a landfill site, from here you must select an item that you wish to create from recycled rubbish, find the correct quantities and sort them into the correct bins, all in a race against time! This computerised exhibit has proved to be a real hit with both children and adults, with background noises and a plasma screen display this game really is well worth checking out on your visit.

The 'Sustainability Challenge'
Use our 3 touch-screen interactive kiosks based in the EarthShip and Future World to test your environmental footprint on the earth.  Answer a series of questions on your everyday lifestyle to get your overall score.  The Kiosks can also be used to play a number of environmental games, surf the internet*, check e-mails and even send a picture or video home to yourself via e-mail - all completely free of charge!

* Restricted internet access - for use by children and educational groups.

Hydroponicum (Mini-Eden Project)
View the introductory film which explains the wonders of Hydroponics. Also new touch screen interactives add fun and information whilst the background sounds of birds and other creatures create an exciting tropical feel to your surroundings.

Solar Powered Talking Posts
Listen to our ten new solar powered voice boxes to both inform you of your surroundings and help you navigate around the many points of interest on site.

Educational Play Features
1)  'Race 4 Fun' area featuring a race track with electric powered buggies plus pedal go-carts and ride on tractors.  Also role play and games.
2)  Our unique 400m long River Tees Model is a favourite for both schools and regular visitors.
3)  Our new Giant 'Bank Slide' is without doubt the areas scariest embankment slide - and the kids love it!

New Family Trails
We have developed a number of interesting and informative family trails to focus on specific themes.  Try a different trail each time you come to Nature's World.  Current trails include; The Eco Trail, Family fun challenge, The Tees Valley and River Tees Trail, Discover Wildflowers Trail and the Organic Gardening and Wildlife Trail.

New Interpretation Features
See our all new signage, interpretive panels and interactives across the whole site.  Created by local artists, craftsmen and fabricators to bring the story of Nature's World to life.

Opening Times.

The opening times here at Nature's World are split into two periods, Summer & Winter:

April to the end of September
10.00am - 5.00pm

October to the end of March
10.30am - 3.30pm


Contact Details:

Nature's World
Ladgate Lane
Telephone: 01642 594895