Stour Valley Educational Network (SVEN)

Kids doing some crafts at an event

The Stour Valley Educational Network (SVEN) brings together organisations and practitioners involved in the delivery of outdoor learning in the Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley.


The aim of the network is to support partner’s provision of outdoor learning and to educate and increase greater awareness of the special qualities of the area through wider community participation.


For a list of SVEN providers and what activities they offer see the directory of SVEN providers (PDF).


SVEN also run a free fun family outdoor learning event called Wild in the Stour Valley at the Mill Acre pond area, Croft Road, Sudbury. You can watch a short film taken at the 2019 event Wild in the Stour Valley.

AONB team member assessing overhead wires

SVEN Fact Sheets

SVEN has produced 5 Stour Valley Discovery Fact sheets for children and their families to raise awareness and encourage discovery of the landscape, heritage, culture, wildlife and river management of the Stour Valley.

These can be downloaded below or contact the AONB to be sent a free copy – We hope you have fun exploring!

Fact Sheet Downloads

For more information about SVEN please contact Emma Black, Countryside Projects Officer.