School Zone

Our children's books

Outdoor Ted was established in 2017 to give local schools a safe environment to visit to give the children a memorable and very special day out. Based at the Skylark Nature Reserve Barlow, Nr Selby, it's closed to the public when schools are on site. 

We started offering team building activities but our offer now extends to outdoor learning across the curriculum, Stone Age, Great Fire of London, Nature Art, Problem Solving, Maths, Science, but not forgetting the favourites of both staff and pupils campfire cooking and shelter building. 

Our first children's book is out now! Meet Outdoor Ted as he meets new friends after finding he needs a new home, a book about helping each other, problem solving (which link to activities we offer) and making friends. A happy adventure that's easy to act out in your own gardens or local woods. 



  • Unfortunately the Skylark Nature Reserve is Closed till June 2021 ......But we can offer....

  • Delivery in schools

  • Enrichment Passport after school clubs

  • Schools Orienteering set up and delivery 

  • KS1 Nature crafts and activity days

  • Cross curricular outdoor learning activities 

Outdoor Ted aims to bring outdoor learning to your school and at the Skylark Centre. All activities are suitable for all years. We include orienteering, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, team building and life skills.

Stacey has been involved in education for 20 years holding a range of posts from Early Years HLTA to School Games Organiser. The highlight of her career coming when she was awarded Sky Sports Living For Sport Teacher of the Year.

© Stacey Howard Outdoor Ted, Outdoor Ted logo © Jo Ellen Art 


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Skylark Centre, Barlow, Nr Selby,

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