Good or bad for New Forest ponies

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Classroom or any open space. Activity works well outdoors in the context of New Forest National Park habitats.

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Delivered by yourself, using the materials below

Activity aims:

Do you know what New Forest ponies can eat? You might be surprised which prickly greens they prefer. This activity is a good starting point to discuss animals' adaptations and behaviour or to discuss responsible tourism when visiting the New Forest.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what New Forest ponies eat to survive
  • Discover the adaptations for New Forest ponies
  • Discuss responsible behaviour around wild animals.

You will need:

  1. Teacher's notes
  2. Architects of the New Forest follow-up activity
  3. Download PUB file from New Forest National Park website


Guided, Indoors, Conservation, Sustainability, Wildlife, Self-guided, Outdoors, Tourism and Recreation, Geography, KS2, Conflicts and solutions, Rural life