Outdoor learning

What we do

Outdoor learning

We are now taking bookings for courses and school visits with social distancing and other safety measures in place.

A place for wild learning

We are passionate about getting people outdoors, connecting with the natural world and inspiring them to act on behalf of nature. We have been providing high quality outdoor learning experiences for adults and children for over 40 years and, with the addition of our brand new centre at Nower Wood, the opportunities are better than ever before!

No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced
David Attenborough
Wild learning at Nower Wood


It has never been more important to take children outdoors and our exciting sessions complement the school curriculum, bring lessons to life and help children of all abilities reconnect with nature.

Primary & Early Years  

Secondary schools

Man taking photo of bluebells on photography course

© Surrey Wildlife Trust

Adult learning courses

Learn something new about nature! From wildlife photography to woodland yoga, we've got something for everyone!

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Forest School training

© Surrey Wildlife Trust

Forest School & Teacher Training

Train to be a Forest School Leader (level 3), or Assistant (Level 2) and deliver programmes for early years, primary and secondary age children or gain a qualification to become a Leader in Outdoor Learning (Level 2) using your own school grounds for your teaching and learning.


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Uniformed Groups

Uniformed groups

Bring your group to us for unique hands-on experiences in nature - we offer sessions after school, on weekends and during school holidays.


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About our education centres

We have two private educational nature reserves, Nower Wood near Leatherhead and Bay Pond in Godstone.

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Nower Wood Education Centre in spring

© Surrrey Wildlife Trust

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