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The Free Mini Course

Find out how to cook popcorn on a fire using a sieve, make a pencil from elder and make clay eggs in a nest!

What's Included?

3 video lessons full of fun activities, tips and essential safety knowledge selected from our Family Outdoor Activities online course.

The full Family Outdoor Activities online course has 36 videos and resources with modules on: Making a Fire, Campfire Cooking, Crafting with Nature and Tool Skills.

Here is a sample video with clips from the Family Outdoor Activities Course

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The Family Outdoor Activities Course

Are you a parent looking for activities to enjoy as a family in the outdoors? This professional online course has 36 step by step Forest School inspired video lessons that mix fun and games with crafting and skills. Single modules are £19.99 or save £15 when you buy the 4 module bundle

Get All 4 Modules For £65 +vat

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Amy Shorten
Amy Shorten

Parent & Blogger

"Preparing simple snacks on a campfire is something we really enjoy in our family. So, I was delighted with the fun, child-friendly ideas and recipes I picked up from doing this course. My two favourites were pizza in a pan and popcorn in a sieve. I'm really looking forward to enjoying these new ideas and skills with my son and daughter."

Lily Sequoia
Lily Sequoia

Home Educator & Parent

"Marina's skill and experience as an outdoor educator and practitioner combined with clear easy to follow videos are a fun and inspiring resource for anyone who lives or works with children"

Sinead Carroll
Sinead Carroll

Parent and Early Years Practitioner

"Excellent and very informative course. The safety around using tools is explained in great detail which made me as a parent more confident in introducing tools to my 3 year old. Videos are very easy to understand and enjoyable and have given me so much enthusiasm for making the most of being outdoors. I would recommend this course to any parents."


When does the course start?

The course starts as soon as you register. You work at your own pace and you will receive a certificate when you complete.

How long do I have access to the course?

Our paid courses come with lifetime access to the lessons and videos for as long as you like, across all your devices. The free course is limited to 10 days as it is your chance to try before you buy.

Is my instructor qualified?

Yes, Marina Robb is a parent of 3 children and a UK Forest School Association Endorsed Trainer and has been training Forest School Leaders since 2011. She has been working with groups in nature since 1995 and you can read more here.

Can I access the course on my mobile?

Yes, the course can be accessed on all devices. If you have an iPhone, you can also download the free ‘Teachable’ app from the Apple Store and complete the course using the app, downloading any videos you like onto your device.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If for some reason you are not happy with the course, contact us in writing within your first 30 days for a full refund. You will need to include an explanation of why you want the refund (non-applicable to free courses).

We don't have access to a woodland - can we do these activities in a garden, playground or park?  

Yes, you can. Whether you are near a woodland or park or have an outside space or garden - all the activities can be adapted for different circumstances.  

These are also great activities to do on a family camping holiday and maybe your campsite will allow fires or you may need to use a fire bowl to lift the fire off the ground.

We have run activities using fire, tools, games, wild food, crafts, swings & ropes, shelters in school yards, playgrounds and parks.  

You will need permission to build a fire if you are not on your own property.

We have also taken many groups on short walks throughout the seasons to gather some plants for many activities.  

Posts can be put up to replace trees, so that children can still set up various rope bridges or constructions and with a little thinking you can easily set up a rope swing and tarpaulin shelters.

Can I share my course with my colleagues or friends?

No - the license is granted for 1 user to view the contents of the course. This access must not be shared with any other person and only the named user will receive the certificate and be able to answer the assessments.

Can we purchase multiple licenses for our staff team?

Yes, please contact us for bulk purchasing discounts. We can set up the user accounts for you and send you access codes and you can pay by invoice.

Do I get a certificate?

All our courses come with a ‘Certificate of Completion’ from The Outdoor Teacher Ltd (apart from the free taster course). You can view a sample certificate HERE

How can we contact you if we have a question?

Yes feel free to call or email us with any questions - our contact details are on the contact page.

Our commitment to Nature & People: 

The Outdoor Teacher, alongside its sister organization Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC aim to transform health, education and family through nature.

We are whole-heartedly concerned about the safeguarding of future generations, human and non-human alike, and the growing understanding of reciprocity between humans and nature. Whilst we are advocates for all people accessing nature and its benefits, we know that this is only healthy if we prioritise the care for the natural world and address issues of equality.

The Outdoor Teacher is working towards becoming a certified B-Corp. Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. We aim to be part of this community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.

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