Outdoor education in London

Outdoor education with London Wildlife Trust

School children at Centre for Wildlife Gardening credit Abi March

The teachers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Both children and adults had an excellent time. 

Jo, Year 3 teacher

There has never been a more important time to encourage the next generation to explore and connect with nature.

We provide hands-on nature lessons, directly linked with the National Curriculum. Outdoor school sessions can cover a variety of topics from Early Years Foundation Stage through Key Stages 1 and 2 (up to 11 years). We can also tailor sessions to suit Key Stages 3 and 4, A-Level, and university students. All activities and sites have been risk assessed.

View our Outdoor Learning Activities Risk Assessment here

All our staff have enhanced DBS checks and are trained in first aid. Our sites are accessible by public transport.

Our Key Stage 1 topics include growing plants, sorting and using materials, and seeing plants and animals in their local environment; while our Key Stage 2 learning covers plants, characteristics of materials, rocks and soils, moving and growing, habitats, interdependence and adaptation, and improving the environment.

Find out more about our outdoor education facilities across London: 

North and North East London

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Outdoor education at Oak Hill Wood credit Abi March

South London

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Heber Primary School at Centre for Wildlife Gardening credit Abi March 

West London

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A school session at Gunnersbury Triangle

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People's Postcode Lottery

London Wildlife Trust has received valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, which will enable us to deliver a wider series of regular outdoor classes to schoolchildren at our nature reserves across London. 

Keeping it Wild Wild Action Day

Credit Penny Dixie