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Outdoor learning at London Wildlife Trust

Family event at Kidbrooke Village credit Hayley Bray

We believe there has never been a more important time to encourage the next generation to explore and connect with nature. Spending time outside in the natural environment is proven to be good for both adult and children's mental health.


Research commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts shows that children’s wellbeing increases after spending time outdoors connecting with nature.


At London Wildlife Trust we provide hands-on nature lessons, directly linked with the National Curriculum. Outdoor school sessions by our trained practitioners can cover a variety of topics from Early Years Foundation Stage through Key Stages 1 and 2 (up to 11 years). Current sessions have links to Science, Geography, PSHE and History, with cross-curricular links to Maths, English, and Art. 

We can also tailor sessions to suit Key Stages 3 and 4, A-Level, and university students. All activities and sites have been extensively risk assessed. Self-led school visits are also available at selected nature reserves. 

We also offer a range of family learning activities at various nature reserves, allowing the whole family to discover London's wonderful wildlife. 

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School sessions at our nature reserves

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Willowbrook Primary School at Woodberry Wetlands credit James Cracknell


Nature Tots & Forest School

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Credit Molly Thacker


Family learning activities

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Credit Hayley Bray

Young people on the Keeping it Wild programme credit Penny Dixie