Outdoor learning at Footprint

A school group learning at Footprint Cumbria

Visit the Footprint near Windermere and enjoy one of our exciting outdoor learning sessions. Whatever the weather we can deliver a memorable, fun and inspiring learning experience for KS1 and KS2 groups. All of our sessions are designed with holistic learning in mind and aim to develop the heart, head and hand. A culture of care and respect for ourselves, each other, and the environment is encouraged throughout.

" I just wanted to thank you again for our Backwoods Camp this week. It was just brilliant- it was so wonderful to see the children enjoying every single part of the camp and taking risks that they'd never otherwise have taken at this age. The new location is great- they loved being able to explore the area. "
- Melissa, Teacher at Selside Primary School

Choose from 6 sessions:

Music in the woods

The woods are alive with natural music and rhythm! In this session we explore the sounds amongst the trees as inspiration for our own music making and learn about materials, words, and habitats along the way. Details (PDF / 0.39453125MB) download


A session based around sustainable design, thinking and resource use. Using the inspirational Footprint building as a stimulus we will explore the materials and choices made in its design and construction. Details (PDF / 0.1435546875MB) download

Bushcraft adventures

Explore the outdoor environment and learn the essentials of survival with firelighting, shelter, food and an understanding of the woodland system. Age appropriate projects will give each child something to take home with them.Details (PDF / 0.2587890625MB) download

Woodland wonder walk

A friendly woodland fairy with a ukulele takes us on a musical journey through the woods. Designed to support and inspire literacy work and fire the imagination. Details (PDF / 0.171875MB) download

Natural connections

Learn more about the plants and animals around us and our connection to them. Awaken your senses and awareness using games and exploration. Develop your thoughts, emotions, communication and social skills through the P4C approach.Details (PDF / 0.236328125MB) download

Landscape detectives

Travel through time to seek clues from the landscape as to how it has changed and developed. What has the human impact been, what part do we play now and what part will we play in the future? Details (PDF / 0.5283203125MB) download

To book, call us on 015394 88409 or email us at debbie.riviere@nationaltrust.org.uk