by Caroline Offord from the RSPB

Do you remember the feel of sand in your toes, the darkness of a cave as you looked for bears or the thrill of climbing your first tree?

To many people it would seem obvious that having access to play, learning outdoors and exploring the world around you is an essential part of childhood.

Having access to discover, learn and play outdoors is surely an essential part of childhood.

A survey of over 1000 school children and teachers revealed that 85% of school children want to spend more time outside in nature and four out of five teachers want to spend more time teaching outside.

Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres Schools packages offer an exciting opportunity for watersports and adventure school trips. These are available for years 4 and above across 3 different UK locations – Portland, Portsmouth and Reading. As well as the opportunity for an overseas trip at our newest centre in Lake Garda, Italy. Each package is developed in conjunction with you by one of schools and groups specialists, so you get the right trip for your students every time.

Super Movers is an initiative to help primary school teachers to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning

School trips are an eagerly anticipated event in the school calendar for children, and it seems that this sentiment is shared by parents too, with nearly half (46%) believing children learn more from visiting places than they do in the classroom.

  • New NHS England-supported research from Loughborough University suggests that engagement with Greenhouse Sports’ school-based sport programmes improves pupils’ core life skills and combats physical and mental health issues

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2017-11-15T00:00:00

If you look back and reflect on your childhood now you’re an adult, you will most likely smile at memories of riding your bike, playing hopscotch and playing outdoors with your friends – traditionally, outdoor play is a staple part and often a highlight of every child’s upbringing — but is it in decline?

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2017-11-02T00:00:00

School budgets are rarely extensive when it comes to wet leisure projects. Often, these refurbishment projects are only possible through the support and fundraising efforts of parents, staff, and pupils. Because of this, it’s a huge boon when pool companies can find products that do more than meet the budget by lowering day-to-day running costs or making pools that bit safer for staff and students alike.

Packed with innovative, inspiring and cost-effective ideas, Golden Coast’s extensive range of high-quality products is a valuable resource when tendering for school projects.

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2017-10-24T01:00:00

Travel behind a vintage steam locomotive in one of our all-weather observation coaches and admire the beautiful views of the welsh countryside.


Located just off the heads of the valley road, about 3 miles north of merthyr tydfil. Follow the mountain railway signs from the a470 and a465.

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2017-10-17T01:00:00

sportsequip have introduced brand new types of timber fitness trail equipment that can be supplied and installed at a fraction of the cost of steel outdoor gym equipment.

Stretch Stations™ are the most cost effective option and are designed to be used independently, without any fixed equipment. Stretch Stations™ provide gentler, easy to use, standalone exercises for school users. Each Stretch Station™ offers users a choice of two exercises (from a choice of 30).