Things to do
Discover the denizens of the dark with pond dipping
Explore nature with a walk around the reservoir
Take part in scientific and geography investigations
We think Sutton Bingham is a fantastic place to visit if you want to find out more about the natural world.
If you visit you’ll discover how this Somerset reservoir is used for leisure as well as a providing a source for
drinking water to local people.
You can learn about how we treat water before it reaches customers’ taps and how water companies are part of the
natural water cycle.
Pond dipping and science and geography investigations in our education centre are just two activities you might want
to do during a visit.
There is also the chance to explore the natural beauty of this Somerset reservoir and find out about the various
habitats and the way organisms adapt to their environments.
We will tailor your school visit to the curriculum, covering topics including as geography, science, climate change
How to book
A visit to Sutton Bingham is free to schools.
Visits to Sutton Bingham are suitable for pupils in year four and above. If it’s not possible to arrange a site
visit, Tim or one of our education advisers could visit your school.
Book a visit
Facilities at Sutton Bingham
A fully equipped classroom for up to 35 pupils
Disabled access and toilet (please ask for further details)
Literature and field study equipment to use during the visit
Water treatment works
Safe pond dipping area
Reservoir and dam valve tower
How to find Sutton Bingham
Sutton Bingham, Yeovil, Somerset
Sat nav: BA22 9QL
Directions: From Yeovil, take A37 to Dorchester. After about two miles, turn right, sign-posted Sutton Bingham. Follow road through avenue of oak trees. Take a left turning, signposted Closworth. Pass under the railway line. You will find the water treatment works on the left handside. For the fishing lodge, follow road up hill and turn right at post box.
Take the next immediate right for lane to lodge.