Outdoors Thinking

Lying on the rocks

Creating rich experiences & supporting learning outdoors

A course of 8 training days over an 8 month period

Course Dates

sessions - 9.30-15.30

  • Sat, Sep 28th 2024 Start Date
  • Sat, Oct 19th 2024
  • Sat, Nov 16th 2024
  • Sat, Dec 14th 2024
  • Sat, Jan 18th 2025
  • Sat, Feb 15th 2025
  • Sat, Mar 15th 2025
  • Sat, Apr 5th 2025 End Date


This course takes place here:

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Book a place

£800.00 +VAT, per place

Terms and Conditions

More details about this course:

Creating rich experiences outdoors


Course FAQs

Can I pay by instalments?

Please email info@outdoorsthinking.co.uk to enquire about payment options.

Trainer FAQs

Why does Menna love the outdoors?

I think my passion for the outdoors began in my childhood. I have clear memories of playing in the garden that I grew up in as well as helping my dad in his vegetable garden and later in our allotment. He taught me so much about the world around us and I learnt to care about the living things he shared with me. These experiences build on my relationship with my dad, helped me to develop a relationship with the world and to recognise the therapeutic value of time spent outdoors.

3 words that best describe Menna

Mad about mud!

What is Menna's favourite moment in the outdoors?

It is very hard to pick a favorite, so I am going to cheat and have a work related one and a personal one. Work wise my favorite moments are the times I observe children just able to 'be' in the moment in our setting garden, I know in these moments that the child is relaxed and at ease, and that I have enabled that to happen. Personally my favorite moments outdoors are spotting the first snowdrops of spring, with all the promise of the year to come.

Why does Menna think Outdoors Thinking is unique?

This new certificate offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of and confidence with their practice in the outdoor environments immediately around their settings. The very practical nature of the course will help staff to make small changes that will have potentially big impacts for the learning and development of children in their early years settings.

What is Menna most excited about in her role as Outdoors Thinking tutor?

I am very excited to be able to share some of my own experiences of learning alongside children in the outdoors as well as hearing about the ways that delegates are able to make changes in their settings.