The Outdoors School

A special school for ASD and SEMH learners. Coming soon in 2019.

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Leader Training
Learn Skills to work in a Forest School setting or become a Forest School Leader

and develop your own Forest School setting.
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Team Building

Develop, inspire and solve challenges with our bespoke Team Building sessions.

Improve communication, build confidence and solve problems

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Home Education Groups

Fantastic and fun alternative education provision for Home Educating families

in Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton, Devon. Book now for Spring Term

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CPD & Outdoor Ed 

For people delivering outdoor education, or who want to explore particular aspects of forest school and outdoor learning.
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Forest School

Across our Exeter, Exmouth, Okehampton and Tiverton Forest School sites, we offer a range of Forest School based activities and qualifications for all ages.

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Become a qualified outdoor practitioner and develop your outdoor education career with our range of training courses. 

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Inspire your class with an outdoor experience, help students who may be struggling in school, or create a long term outdoor education programme for your school. 

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About Us

Creating connections with nature

Our philosophy and practice has developed and evolved in accordance with the needs of our attendees. Exploring life-lessons through practical skills and group engagement, key to our delivery has always been rooted in a holistic approach, addressing social and emotional wellbeing and development to promote rounded, confident and resilient children that are considerate of the community they are a part of and the environment that we all share.

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What is Forest School?

Setting children up to succeed is core

Forest School has the aim to connect children to their local environment, to provide a natural space for them to play, discover, explore and learn. Setting children up to succeed is core. It also gives children the space and time to just be, a frequently rare opportunity in our modern age. The woodland environment is a great place to learn life’s lessons as the group develops throughout the seasons.

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Here's what we've been up to recently...


Blundell’s School

We took over a training programme at Blundells Preparatory School that had previously been run by another company...
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NHS Team Building Day

We ran a very successful team building day for the NHS team from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The brief...
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Whipton School

We have been working with Whipton Barton Schools for nearly 1 year now and the programme has been...
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Littleham Primary School

Littleham Primary School have sent classes of students to the Exmouth Forest School site for a number of...
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Our vision
Creating Connections with Nature

Our organisation was created to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn with nature and experience the outdoors in as many ways as possible. We’re passionate about reconnecting you with nature.

Accessibility for all

We believe everyone should be able to experience what we offer at The Outdoors Group. Whatever your background or circumstances, you’ll be made to feel welcome and we’ll accommodate you as best as we can.

Outdoor learning for all

We believe that all schools should have access to outdoor learning and green spaces. Our team support this development within educational organisations across the South West and beyond.


Forest Schools
Activities & Courses
Staff & Volunteers

Be inspired by our activities, courses and learning...

Across our Forest School sites in Exeter, Exmouth, Okehampton and Tiverton we create a truly inspiring outdoor experience.

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