The Great Outdoors

An adventurous curriculum linked programme aimed at Reception to Year 3.

This day is split into 3 sessions and working in groups of up to 12, the children travel through our woodland to learn exciting facts about the Great Outdoors.


Discover what lives in the Great Outdoors – there are 2 elements to this session 1) a stream dip to find a range of swimming bugs that live in our stream 2) bug hunt – lifting logs and stones to identify crawling and slithering bugs (children love this!!). We will discuss with the children the importance of these creatures in the wider ecosystem and our responsibilities to care for the environment they live in.


Explore the Great Outdoors – navigating using a simple map, the children will be guided on an exciting circular walk through our woodland to discover different tree species.  The children will have clip boards with leaf pictures to help their identification. The children will be encouraged to use all their senses including taste touch and smell to learn about our leafy friends and understand what trees and plants do for us.


With safe river levels, the group will be guided on an exciting welly walk up the stream splashing through shallow pools, scrambling over rocks and climbing over and under fallen tree branches. True adventure.


Surviving in the Great Outdoors – there are 2 elements to this session 1) working as a team to build a shelter  using tarps, ropes and sticks in order to survive the impending storm. Its going to literally bucket it down! 2) experience foraging and using natures seasonal ingredients to bake their own bread over a camp fire. Delicious and fun.

This day can be delivered to fit into normal school hours (10am – 2.30pm) or extended 9.30am – 4pm.

The facilities are excellent. The children really enjoyed the whole day. I'm sure we will see you again soon.

- Briercliffe Primary School

The children learnt whilst having fun. The best way to learn! Just a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks to everyone.

- Wheatley Lane Primary School