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5 Outdoor Learning Activities for Children

Looking for outdoor activities for your child? Here are 5 things you can try with your child that are both fun and educational, from this prep school.


Going on a camping trip is always an educational experience for children. Get children involved in setting up the tent, teach them about how to fend for themselves and understand the basics of a regular camping trip. It’ll also teach them about what they should take on their trips and prioritise their responsibilities.

Activity Centres

A great way of taking children out of their comfort zone is in activity centres. They can take part in all sorts of activities like zorbing, rock climbing and even jump on a zip line – these activities, while exhilarating and exciting, could startle children, so have an idea of if your child will enjoy the activity first.


Long walks in the countryside or a trip up a mountain in the local area can test children’s ability to handle themselves for longer periods of time. Arm them with snacks and water to keep them focused throughout the day and celebrate with a hearty reward, like pizza or a cake, after they’ve finished.

A trip to a safari park or zoo

These are havens for children to learn about animals and biodiversity and how they can make their impact on the world by protecting creatures we share the planet with. While a mainly outdoor activity, children are able to learn about the main benefits to conservation and how they can broaden a child’s horizons.

Heading to the beach

Beaches are full of rock pools, sea shells, opportunities for water play and even fossils if you search hard enough. Beaches are hugely educational for children in a number of ways, and it can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.

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