Welcome to The Outdoors Group, previously known as South West Outdoors Group (and originally Exeter Outdoors). We’re a friendly for-purpose organisation based in Exeter, Exmouth and Okehampton in Devon. We provide Accredited Training, Outdoor Education, Forest School and Team Building for all. Explore how we can help you reconnect with nature.Find out more
We’re lucky enough to have worked with Schools, Colleges, Universities and Businesses across the South West, providing Training, Education, Forest School activities and Team Building. View our latest testimonials and feedback below, to find out how we have made a difference to a range of organisations.Be inspired
The Outdoors Group has provided vital alternative provision to children who find a mainstream educational setting challenging. The work that has been undertaken with pupils attending Forest School has played a pivotal role in the development of their social and emotional skills, particularly the development of tolerance and resilience in situations they find challenging in a mainstream school. The pupils have been able to develop and flourish in an outdoor environment.
The team at The Outdoors have played a crucial part in the development of outdoor learning at Blundell’s Prep. Their support and guidance has enabled us to create an exciting programme for our children to fully explore the outdoors, and they have also been on hand to offer insight and training for all of our staff. In short, they have been fantastic!
All of the The Outdoors activities I have done have allowed our students to make a real connection with the natural environment, and learn skills that have contributed towards a growth in knowledge, confidence and self-esteem.
The forest school team have worked closely with our school team to make curriculum links. Forest school has already supported our science curriculum, PSHE and maths. Our visit to forest school also provided some fantastic inspiration for writing, especially poetry.