Outdoor Learning

We offer a wide range of activities on a wildlife, nature and sensory themes.  

These include pond dipping both from outdoor platforms, raised bed ponds and ‘mini pond dipping’ for younger children.   

Minibeast hunting and invertebrate surveys, using tree beating, sweep netting and log rolling.  

Other activities include shelter and den building.  

Themes can include; 

  • ponds
  • seashore
  • birds
  • flowers
  • butterflies
  • mammals
  • meadows
  • trees
  • senses
  • hibernation

Seasonal activities can be themed around:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter 

and specific festivals such as:

  • Easter
  • Halloween
  • Christmas

We include specialist activities such as owl pellet dissection, mapping and orienteering.

Sensory themed nature activities can be based around:

  • colour
  • smelly cocktails
  • textures
  • sound scapes
  • sensory scavenger hunts

Walking activity trails can be linked to themes using objects and picture trails.

Photo credits – Rachel Steward, Wild Play and Education