Outdoor Learning Experiences and East Hall Farm support learning and engagement with the natural environment for all ages, by running a commercial farm with a focus on wildlife and learning. We seek to do this in several ways:

The farm includes arable crops, livestock on grassland and woodland, and we have put over 10% of land into wildlife conservation and are protecting historical landscapes.

We offer a variety of activities for adults and children which enable them to enjoy being out in nature, such as Forest School, farm walks and tours, educational visits to the farm, and outdoor science lessons.

We offer a variety of activities for adults and children which enable them to enjoy being out in nature, such as Forest School, farm walks and tours, educational visits to the farm, and outdoor science lessons.

We carry out research on outdoor learning and environmental education. See the Research page for more details of project and publications of findings.

We work with organisations that seek to promote outdoor learning and engagement with nature, such as the Scouts, Countryside Classroom, Farms for City Children, School Food Matters.

Influencing policy regarding learning in the natural environment, through membership of a strategic research group within Natural England.

Outdoor Learning Experiences is based in Hertfordshire. Frances Harris, founder of Outdoor Learning Experiences, is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire.

 

Upcoming events
  Charity run (10k,5k,2k) September 24th in aid of Farms for City Children. For more information and to register click here. Art in the Woods, Ocotber 8th, 2-4 pm in Hitch Wood. For more information click here read more ...
Welcome to Outdoor Learning Experiences
Welcome to outdoor learning experiences, a web site which brings together outdoor learning practice and research. read more ...
What's in a name?
Why Outdoor Learning Experiences? Well, everything we do is outdoors. Children spend most of their time at school indoors, but sometimes there's s a real benefit in moving outside the classroom, away from the same desks and tables, and learning in a different way. read more ....