Welcome to The Outdoor Learning Company

As a child, everyone remembers the outdoors being a place of adventure, where the imagination was free to go wherever it wanted, where with a few sticks we could build a palace, where mud was something to be played with, where bugs were hunted and when it rained you just got wet.

Sadly, more and more, our children’s imagination is prescribed through games consoles and TVs, wet weather becomes an excuse and mud is something we can’t touch.

The Outdoor Learning Company hopes to inspire children to drop those controllers and jump back into the outdoors with a splash, after all it was good enough for us growing up.

Nursery, Pre-Schools and Holiday Clubs

The Outdoor Learning Company are happy  to announce the launch of the Forest Nursery in September 2017 this will open our age range to 18 months at our Hinton (Christchurch) Site, we will  also be extending our opening hours for those looking for wrap around care. This will be in addition to the two Forest Pre-Schools at the following locations – Hinton (Christchurch) and Copythorne (Totton). Following the Forest School approach to learning our children spend their time in magical woodland environments all year round, improving their physical skills, confidence, self-esteem, self-regulation, social skills and many other attributes needed for when they go to school.

We except the early years entitlement, which means your child will be able to have a space completely free of charge.

Please click on the button below for more information on our Pre-Schools.

The Forest Pre-Schools

During the Holidays we run a number of Forest School inspired Holiday club sessions (Outdoor Adventurers) from- Hinton (Christchurch), Sway (Lymington), Copythorne (Totton) and Hillier Gardens (Romsey). These sessions are for children of primary school age.

If you book onto one or more of our days your child will have the chance to undertake some of the activities renowned with Forest School such as pond dipping, Den Building, bug hunting, environmental art and much more.

“The Outdoor Learning Company will encourage and support individuals of any age to reach their potential through inspiring outdoor experiences.”

All of our activities and services are based on the Forest School ethos, allowing opportunity for children, young people and adults to develop and learn through engagement with the outdoors and nature.

Here at the Outdoor Learning Company we offer a number of services where we can share our passion and inspire thoughs who spend time with us. We currently run outdoor Pre-Schools and Holiday Clubs from a number of locations across Hampshire.

We also offer a range of training for professionals, so they too can inspire children into the great outdoors, and from our Hinton site we run two successful Forest School programmes for Home Educated Children.