Schools and groups

School kids sat on a log

We're making outdoor learning in woods more accessible (Photo: Terry Morris/WTML)

Outdoor learning has so many benefits, both for individuals and classes or groups.

It improves team working, problem solving and communication skills. It boosts physical and mental health. And it's a brilliant way to encourage a lifelong love of trees and nature.

We provide free resources to help educators and group leaders deliver inspirational outdoor learning. Whether you're teaching a class about the trees in your school grounds, running Forest School sessions, or leading a group of Cubs and Brownies into the woods for an adventure, we have lots of materials that can help.


Outdoor learning resources and ideas

Have fun with Nature Detectives

Many of our Nature Detectives activities are suitable for schools and groups. They are grouped by age and you can also search by season, activity type or key stage.

Explore our activities

Join the Green Tree Schools Award

We reward schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Over 12,000 schools are already taking part.

Learn more about the award

Plant trees with children

Tree planting is a fun and engaging way to get kids outdoors. Schools and community groups can apply for tree packs from the Woodland Trust.

Find out about free tree packs

Discover resources for schools

Our curriculum-linked materials will help you take learning outdoors and teach children about trees, wildlife and the environment.

Take a look at our resources

Give an assembly

Tell the story of The Man Who Planted Trees with this free assembly pack.

Download the assembly presentation