The „Vackor Vár” is waiting for you!
A Vackor Vár Erdei Iskola a The forest school is situated in the Nyíri forest near Kecskemét-Hetényegyháza in one of the most beautiful sand-steppe oak grove forests of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve. The main objective of the forest school is to raise the environmental awareness and consciousness of 6-18-year-old children.
„If you often go to the woods, you can learn how to live in cooperation with nature, you will be more patient and more tolerant towards other people.”
The impressive building complex consists of a two-star hotel for 44 people, a playground with a wooden castle, a forest activity field, a handball/football and basketball field.
Awareness raising activities take place on 26 hectares of the more than one thousand hectare Nyíri forest. Visitors may get acquainted with the flora and fauna of forests, forestry activities and forest management through guided tours and field trips. Fallow deer, roe deer, wild boar, rabbit, fox, squirrel, several bird species and small game may be observed in their natural habitat from high stands. Informative signs along the 1848-metre-long nature trail inform visitors about forest wildlife. The Nyíri Forest House is a monument to the memory of the heroes of the Hungarian revolution and war of independence in 1848-49. The nearby Saint Huberus Chapel is also a beautiful building.
The Forst school offers lessons in the Arboretum in Kecskemét as well.
During school holidays and during the summer months interesting camps for children are organised. The most popular camps are the Wonder deer camp (learning about the old traditions and history of the Hungarian people), Scholar training camp (activities to get interested in learning), Archery camp (including skill activities) and the Survival camp (activities in forest day and night).
Activities for 6-10-year old children
1. Nyíri parkland
» 1.1. Hiking (hiking trail and farmyard)
» 1.2. Wildlife observation (fajmeghatározás, vadles)
» 1.3. Observing nature (microscope, weather, astrology)
» 1.4. Crafts (natural materials)
Activities for 11-14-year old children
» 3.1. Healthy nutrition: baking bread in open-air oven
» 3.2. Traditional therapy: „Fruits” and presents of the forest, life in nature
» 3.3. Forest gymnastics
» 3.4. Forest skill activities
» 3.5. Campfire, courage test
Tree of the year: BIRD CHERRY
Bird of the year: the COMMON BUZZARD
Insect of the year: EUROPEAN MANTIS
Wild flower of the year: SPRING PHEASANTS’S EYE