Family Outdoor Activities Online Course



Join our community and gain the confidence to provide educational outdoor learning experiences for your children from a leading international trainer.

Take them on a wonderful journey, making a fire with cotton wool and a fire steel, cooking our fun recipes on the campfire.

Empower your family with a range of skills that promote wellbeing and self-esteem. Put up a hammock, make a safe rope swing & shelter, forage your snacks, learn to use knives and tools safely, play our favourite environmental games & make a natural balm for your skin!



Bundle Price: £65 Save £15 by buying all 4 modules

Module 1: Making a Fire

Module 2: Camp Fire Cooking

Module 3: Using Tools

Module 4: Crafting with Nature

 

What's included in the Family Outdoor Activities Online Course?


  • Lifetime access to all 4 modules.
  • Professionally developed, educational, detailed safe, sustainable practices and fun.
  • 43 Video lessons covering tried and tested activities and games that are a fun way of learning through nature.
  • Activities and games that are suitable for all ages from the very young to teenagers
  • 14 downloadable resources including Risk and Benefit Assessments for each module, Food Safety in the Outdoors, Outdoor Cooking Recipes, Safety Guide to Swings, Guide to Greenlight Plants and lots more.
  • You will be awarded a 'Certificate of Completion' issued by The Outdoor Teacher for each module


Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Save £15 and buy all 4 Modules for £65


£65

Family Outdoor Activities Online Course - All 4 Modules

Activities for the whole family - build a fire for cooking together and use tools safely to make natural crafts

Are you a parent looking for activities to enjoy as a family in the outdoors?

This online course is for parents who are looking for ideas has 43 video lessons Activities for the whole family - build a fire and cook on it, make a safe rope swing & shelter, foraged snacks & plantain balm.


This purchase includes all 4 modules in the Family Outdoors Activities Course:


Module 1: Making a Fire

Module 2: Campfire Cooking

Module 3: Using Tools

Module 4: Crafting with Nature




Testimonials for the Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Louise Hack
Louise Hack

Educational Consultant & Director of Whoosh Learning

"WOW! I loved learning about the abundance of wild foods that are available to us from our hedgerows and how we can use them to make simple and delicious food, syrups and balms with young children. All of the films provided clear step by step instructions to ensure that practitioners feel confident with the stages of making with consideration given to health and safety, allergies and medical awareness, plant ID and how to adapt using different resources."

Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis

Parent & Home Educator

"This was such a great module - it gave me the confidence to allow my kids to begin using knives and other tools whilst at the same time learning about our local flora They quickly became independent in the use of these tools, created some cool if not whacky nature crafts, and I saw in them an enormous sense of achievement."

Phil Dean
Phil Dean

Outdoor Learning Leader, St Oscar Romero Catholic School

"Marina and her team have created the most excellent online modules that are brilliantly user friendly. She approaches the tasks with passion and simplicity and the quote 'Fear replaced by knowledge' encompasses exactly the reason people are afraid to try foraging. Each stepped approach to gaining the information is clear and succinct with the overriding feeling of being right there in the outdoors. It made me want to go find the nettles in my garden and make some of those crisps!"

Sample Lessons from the Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Elder Pencils

In this video, we are going to use elder to make an elder pencil. We need to have our tent pegs at the ready to make the hole in the soft inner wood and can then put the charcoal that we made in the previous lesson inside the pencil. If we are going for the full pencil, we may want to finish it off with a knife but for younger children, the basic pencil is more than adequate.

Leaf Bashing & Natural Paints

This video looks at some simple ideas that we can use to make natural paints and crafts. Depending on the season and the research you might like to do, it’s incredible how much colour can come from the natural world, from near and afar! We look at what you might need for leaf bashing both as an educational activity for identification and language development.

Using Fire Steels

Whilst matches or lighters can be very useful, children love the challenge of lighting a fire with a fire steel. The Making a Fire course covers all aspects of fire making from the gathering of the wood to leaving no trace and different options of ideas for fire steels. Some of the great benefits of a fire steel is that they can get wet and last a very long time! The rod is made up of ferrocium which includes iron (ferrum) and cerium (rare-earth metal).

Get The Whole Family Outdoors

Get The Whole Family Outdoors


Most adults and children are spending too much of their lives in front of screens. Our online course is packed of nature-based, educational activities to get your whole family outdoors.

Investing time with your children or teenagers is priceless and hugely beneficially for physical, social, psychological and mental wellbeing. These activities will keep you all entertained at your own level of ability and interest. They will offer something for everyone. 

Finding activities that we can all do together can be difficult. Forest School themed skills and games are the solution!

The Family Outdoor Activities Online Course includes 4 modules:


Module 1: Making a Fire £19.99

Show your children how to gather firewood and safely set up your fire site, teaching them how to light the fire with cotton wool and a fire steel. You will learn how to safely extinguish your fire and to leave no trace.

Module 2: Campfire Cooking £19.99

Never underestimate the hours of fun you can have building shelters - it doesn't matter your age or the age of the children! Add in the knowledge to safely put a swing and a hammock, and you will all be entertained and having fun outdoors!

Module 3: Using Tools £19.99

Teach your children to use knives and tools safely for crafting activities, and build trust and independence. After that, it will be time to develop the art of stalking and run around playing our favourite nature awareness and environmental games.

Module 4: Crafting with Nature £19.99

Spend time outdoors, crafting as a family with natural materials. Be environmentally aware, learn together and have fun all at the same time! A one-stop online course for crafting with natural materials.

Marina Robb

About the Instructor

Marina Robb (Bsc; PGCE; MA; Msc; Author) is Founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery Community Interest Company and The Outdoor Teacher Ltd, both leading organisations that aim to transform education and health through nature.

Marina has more than 30 years experience in outdoor learning and nature connection. She provides a deep understanding of effective nature education at all levels and for a range of diverse backgrounds.

Marina is a qualified teacher (PGCE) and since 1989 has studied Environmental Education (MA), Environmental Management (BSc) and Social Research (MSc). She is a leading Forest School endorsed trainer and practitioner (UK and International). Her aim is to share her knowledge and experience with teachers and others wishing to work outside the classroom.

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Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Save £15 and buy all 4 Modules for £65

£65

Family Outdoor Activities Online Course - All 4 Modules

Activities for the whole family - build a fire for cooking together and use tools safely to make natural crafts

Are you a parent looking for activities to enjoy as a family in the outdoors?

This online course is for parents who are looking for ideas has 43 video lessons Activities for the whole family - build a fire and cook on it, make a safe rope swing & shelter, foraged snacks & plantain balm.


This purchase includes all 4 modules in the Family Outdoors Activities Course:


Module 1: Making a Fire

Module 2: Campfire Cooking

Module 3: Using Tools

Module 4: Crafting with Nature




Satisfaction Guaranteed


If you are not happy with the course you can contact us with an explanation for a full refund within 30 days.

30 day money back guarantee

Available on all Devices


Our courses are mobile friendly and available on all types of devices. If you have an iPhone you can download the 'Teachable' app from the Apple Store and download the videos onto your phone.

Testimonials for the Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Lisa Gylsen
Lisa Gylsen

Home Educator

"I think the Tools section is an essential resource for any parent or practitioner that works with children. As a homeschooling mother, we do spend a lot time in nature, but this module has given me more ideas on creative things to make and do in nature or camping. It also uses tools that we already have and clearly shows the best way to use and maintain them safely."

Katie O’Connell
Katie O’Connell

Drama Teacher

"The course was great, very simple to use and really informative. The course gives individuals the confidence and clear safety guidelines to equip you to just get outdoors and enjoy nature in a fun and engaging way."

Jennie Casey
Jennie Casey

Forest School Practitioner and Trainee Play Therapist

"These nature awareness games give children of all ages an opportunity to tune into their senses. Marina's course teaches us games which we can use with children of all ages. It is brilliant and anyone can do it!"

FAQs


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?

You will have lifetime access to the course! Unlimited access to the lessons and videos for as long as you like, across all your devices.


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.


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?

Yes, all our courses come with a ‘Certificate of Completion’ from The Outdoor Teacher Ltd. 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.

We are using Monzo Business Banking which is listed as an ethical bank: https://monzo.com/ethics.


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Family Outdoor Activities Online Course

Save £15 and buy all 4 Modules for £65

£65

Family Outdoor Activities Online Course - All 4 Modules

Activities for the whole family - build a fire for cooking together and use tools safely to make natural crafts

Are you a parent looking for activities to enjoy as a family in the outdoors?

This online course is for parents who are looking for ideas has 43 video lessons Activities for the whole family - build a fire and cook on it, make a safe rope swing & shelter, foraged snacks & plantain balm.


This purchase includes all 4 modules in the Family Outdoors Activities Course:


Module 1: Making a Fire

Module 2: Campfire Cooking

Module 3: Using Tools

Module 4: Crafting with Nature