Outdoor Activities

An opportunity to boost school funds and get fit in the process has arisen for pupils in the Berkshire area. Since 2016, Greenham Trust’s annual 10k and family fun runs event, Step Up 4 Good has encouraged more than 1,800 people to get active. Having donated £58m, it has helped fund projects for many schools and charitable organisations across West Berkshire and North Hampshire, including The Rosemary Appeal, Brighter Futures, Parenting Special Children, Parkinson’s, MS Therapy and many more.

As the first academic year of PeterDeen reaches a conclusion, Aberdeenshire’s Head of Education Vincent Docherty and his brother Tony, assistant manager at Aberdeen Football Club (AFC), are getting together with Steven Sweeney from AFC’s Community Trust to congratulate scholars and look to the future. 

In short, more football, more education and more passion for helping local young people to succeed. 

Skern Lodge has been using the outdoors for adventure activities and people development since 1976 and are committed to the highest standards in all aspects of their business.  Situated on the north Devon coast in 22 acres of their own grounds, they are in the perfect location.

The Coquet Shorebase has a history of providing educational watersports going back nearly 70 years.  Originally a Nautical Training base run through the Coquet High School at Amble, on the Northumberland coast, it is now a Community Watersports Centre providing affordable watersports training and recreation for the local community.  As a registered charity, our aims reflect the social and education benefits these activities can bring to participants.

Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall. We provide expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding & stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities and would love the chance to work with your school.

SURFING - Surf lessons for all abilities from complete beginners up to competition level. Crantock has amazing waves without the crowds of nearby Newquay.

Dalby is on the southern slopes of the North York Moors and covers over 8,000 acres – perfect for fun, exploration, learning and adventure. We have walking, cycling and running trails for all abilities, exciting play areas, Go Ape, bike hire, self-led learning, Gruffalo and Zog trails, an activity centre and an Enchanted Wood. To refuel, there are two cafes plus BBQ and picnic spots. Our experienced, enthusiastic staff and onsite partners will point you in the right direction.

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.