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 see what lives in our stream 2) bug hunt – lifting logs and stones to identify bugs (children love this!!)


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.


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.


Surviving in the Great Outdoors – there would be 2 elements to this session 1) building a shelter to survive a storm using tarps and sticks 2) discuss foraging – there will be a camp fire and a chance for the children to taste bannock bread with seasonal foraged ingredients.

This day can be delivered during the school day (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