There are a variety of walks, talks and practical sessions on offer in our parks and open spaces.
In June 2015 we undertook a consultation to understand:
After the consultation, we compiled a complete list of outdoor learning providers in the borough(pdf, 450KB).
Please note that these organisations are separate from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning that encourages and inspires individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
The nationally recognised qualification for Forest School Leadership practice in the UK, run by Greenbow Training.
Sessions take place on Ham Lands. Contact Patrick Harrison for further information:
Fun, inspiring Forest School and bush craft sessions run by Kingston Forest School, engaging all involved to connect and learn in nature. Use of tools, fire and shelter building, team games, natural crafts and creativity.
Sessions take place in Ham Common Woods, and include both term time activities and holiday camps. Contact Cath for further information:
Holiday Forest School Workshops for Alexandra Infant School and St. Paul's CofE Junior School run by Maria Sprostranova. Volunteering opportunities as Professional Development for local Teachers/TA's and all Professionals working with children and young people.
Sessions take place on Ham Lands, and include holiday workshops run from 10am to 3pm. Contact Maria Sprostranova for information:
Tree House Learning provide quality Forest School sessions in the Ham Common Woods.
Various sessions are run throughout the week for different age groups. Contact April Gutensohn for further information:
Wild Education offer Forest School activities for schools, as well as pre-school and after school activities.
Sessions take place in Sheen Common Wood. Contact Ellie Wrigglesworth for further information:
Let your children come and have wild fun in the woods, they will come home tired, dirty and happy!
Sessions take place at Kings Ride, Sheen Common. Contact Wild Learning for further information:
Updated: 30 November 2017