Outdoor skills

Using axes and saws

Learn the basics of using axes and saws safely.

Simple knots

Practical ideas to learn simple knots.

Fire lighting

Light fires safely and effectively using our simple fact sheet.


Learn all about lashings and how they can be used to build a range of pioneering structures.

Teaching others axes and saws

Learn how to teach others the correct use of axes and saws.

Teaching others simple knots

Practical ideas to teach simple knots.

Teaching others fire lighting

Teach your group or others fire lighting.

Teach others lashings

Learn how to teach lashings.


Find out about different types of tents and how to pitch a tent securely.

Teach others about tents

Teach your group all about tents.


View and download our handy fact sheet that's all about teaching hiking and get your groups into the great outdoors.


Now you've decided to spend a night (or longer!) in the great outdoors, how should you you select your campsite?

Basic navigation

Learn how to navigate your way around in a range of situations.

Teach others basic navigation

Learn how to teach others basic navigation.

Teaching practical skills

Simple methods to help teach groups.



A favourite treat for all to enjoy.

Bannock bread

A traditional savoury snack...

Baked bananas

A fruity little number!

Camp doughnuts

A yummy treat who can resist..?

Christmas pudding

A festive delight!


Chocolate heaven!

Dough twists

A savoury snack with a twist!

Orange cake

Refreshing - a cake cooked in an orange!

What to bring

Kit list

Whether you’re coming to one of our centres for the day or longer, make sure you view and download our kit list. It contains a checklist of all the items you’ll need during your time on centre with us, along with some handy ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ for what to include. Why not print out your copy to use whilst you decide what to bring?

Planning a residential

Planning a residential

Advice and ideas to support your next trip.

Catering for a residential

Who's cooking? Assigning tasks and responsibilities.

Managing a group outdoors

Advice and practical solutions to help support challenges to a number of common problems you are likely to encounter when 'Learning Outside the Classroom.'

Learning through adventure

Structuring adventures to facilitate learning.

Teaching practical skills

Simple methods to help teach groups.

Lesson resources

Making sense of maps

Building a 3D landscape.

Float your boat

Make a mini canoe.

Making sparks

Light a fire.

Strong structures

Make a mini zip-line.

Discovering minibeasts

Make a pooter.

Mini archery

And add another string to your bow.

Getting a move on


Recording the weather

Make your own weather station.

Talking sense

Using spoken language to explore the senses.