Outdoor Coaching UK

Training and advice on delivering Outdoor Learning in schools Learning through Landscapes accredited Professional. Tipi education & hire. Mindfulness walks.

DofE Assessment both Canoe and Walking. Nature connection for schools and families.

Operating as usual


Good for the well being these cold crisp mornings. All set up ready for class to learn about fire.


We would like to thank all the pupils, staff, schools and parents we have engaged with in 2023.

8330 outdoor learners

22 schools

10 staff training course

1 festival

& we have been on 4 courses.

Let’s see if we can beat that in 2024. 4 festivals booked already! 🙏


A quick celebration for children in need outdoor style

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 01/11/2023

Back to our beach for a couple of nights away in the storm. Fills my soul every time. Also found such an amazing place to stay over.


Those that will know will know.


Late evening on the Wye.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 22/08/2023

The Wye is home for the next 3 days. Lovely day training today. Great level too. Enough for no scraping.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 29/07/2023

Day two at Camp Bestival set up for another day of bushcraft for folk. Fine but breezy. Typical day with penguins walking past! Had to evict a sleeping vent from the stall this morning who doffed his cap apologising as he left. Top of the range festival!

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 15/07/2023

Three more large oak planters from Keep Wales Tidy grant arrived at Maesglas Primary this week. Now all filled with top soil. Bench located and trellis awaiting the clematis to be planted. The cabbages and beans are coming along fine. Hopefully the beans will be ready in September to harvest so we can store them and use for next years crop. The family learning group have transformed this once open piece of grass into a lovely growing area.
More to come in the development plan but we are well satisfied with the progress so far.


An evening camp out at Springwood Primary in Cardiff. Evening sing song around the fire.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 05/06/2023

‘When I was your age I used to ……………outdoors. Family and community engagement day.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 05/06/2023

Family engagement day. Demonstrating that it costs nothing to go into the outdoors engage children and learn at the same time.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 23/05/2023

A great day of family interaction outdoors in the sunshine at Libanus Primary yesterday.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 15/05/2023

Lovely day with families at Libanus Primary today with year 1/2. Three more days to go and the whole school will have been through engagement using the outdoors to facilitate the day.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 12/05/2023

Baby mouse found whilst litter picking today inside a bag of rubbish which had been thrown over the fence a few weeks ago.
A new treat for children today jam sandwiches deep fried. Bush diughnuts!

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 05/05/2023

Dandelion season is upon us.

I found this magnificent specimen yesterday. It’s 55cm long stalk is the longest I’ve seen.
What is the longest you can find? How many times does your dandelion fit into mine? Lots of numeracy questions around being outside.
With the flower head it’s actually 58cm!


What a day of weather. Hail, bouncing rain, sunshine and now that time after the rain when the birds come out in the calm. Aaah!


What a cracking start to the day.


Have been crowned king of the walk.


Unexpected day off. So a couple of jobs this morning after our stile walk in the spring sunshine ( get it while it lasts!) and then a quick paddle on the Usk later. Now the shoulder is better. Good day.


Suddenly had morning away from class so fruit trees pruned, more willow hedge planted and saw horse made ready for wood processing in forest area.



Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 03/03/2023

The learning resource base planted a willow hedge today in forest School to create a barrier into the new habitat area. So far bug boards. Log piles. Nature corridors. Bumble bee pots and insect hive. Also down some wild flower weds where brambles used to be. Going to be a nice learning area hopefully.


Happy St Davids day everyone.

Using your common sense outdoors 21/02/2023

Interesting article but what we have been saying for years and what happened many years ago before we developed outdoor play out of outdoor play.

Using your common sense outdoors Forget tricycles and plastic climbing frames, start focusing on child development and outdoors – and reap the rewards, says Helen Bilton


Early evening setting sun highlights the hawthorn trees on the horizon of the Deri.

Photos from Play Wales's post 18/02/2023
Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 18/02/2023

A Valentines pancake for reception. Making use of the heart shaped griddle which gives a lovely shape and just the right amount of mix. Plus you can do six at a time.

Online Survey Software and Questionnaire Tool - SmartSurvey 07/02/2023

Hi Everyone

You may be aware that Welsh Government are currently considering Inland Bathing Water Designation and as part of this they are looking to gather insight from as wide as possible via the outdoor inland swimmers water survey that went live on 2nd February. Could I ask you to share the survey link below with your respective networks and feel free to complete it yourselves. Thanks.

Outdoor Inland Swimmers Water Survey (smartsurvey.co.uk)

Online Survey Software and Questionnaire Tool - SmartSurvey Create and distribute surveys with our user-friendly yet advanced online survey tool, then analyse results graphically. UK-based team.

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An evening camp out at Springwood Primary in Cardiff. Evening sing song around the fire.
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Kerne Bridge corner negotiated safely.
Having paddled past the amazing Weir gardens on the Wye for years, it was a magical moment for me walking through them t...
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A first today! A traditional welsh coracle made from hazel and willow Bushcraft  style. My goodness was it a sharp learn...
Navigation session today. ‘No such thing as bad weather - just bad clothing’. Not sure he students will think that when ...





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