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About Outdoor Ted


Outdoor Ted is a new resource suitable for introducing primary school children to learning in an outdoor environment.

Based at the Skylark Centre in Barlow, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire the area provides a haven for over 100 species of wildlife including kingfishers, badgers, roe deer and falcons just to name a few. The nature reserve is owned by Drax Power Station and demonstrates their commitment to preserve the natural habitat ensuring that it will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.

The Skylark Centre has a visitors centre, toilets, a small kitchen for making drinks, a small classroom area and coming soon an area for campfires.

Set in acres of woodland it is a perfect setting for introducing pupils to enjoying the outdoors.

All activities have been designed to improve children's team building and problem solving skills while having fun in a safe outdoor environment. Develop a broad range of skills, learning how to link them to make actions and link sequences of movement. Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

Here's a link to how OAA fits in to the National Curriculum

There are various activities available from ice breakers, introduction to orienteering, shelter building, campfires, team building, nature detectives, nature arts and crafts, cross curricular links, topic based days such as The Stone Age, Great Fire of London, Story Trails, The Green Man activities and wildlife walks

We always work closely with our schools to ensure we can give their pupils not only a fun day but one framed with learning outside the classroom. The team here out Outdoor Ted are committed to growth this includes ourselves which means if you have something specific you would like us to include we will research it and come up with a great idea to deliver. 



Full day activity at the Skylark Centre

Bring one class to the Skylark Centre.


A day at the Skylark starts at 9.30am and finishes at 2.30pm. After a brief introduction the pupils will then embark on a full day of activities. The activities can range from


*Bird Song Quizzes

*Orienteering - combined with a nature quiz

*Shelter Building

*Campfire session - including pupils learning how to make and start a fire

*Stone Age activities

*Great Fire of London


*Footprint tracking

*Eco activities

*The Green Man Story & Activities

*Make Bird Feeders

*'Bee' a worker Bee how bees communicate 

There is so much more available too, are you doing a topic not on the list? Email us with your topic and we will send some activity ideas through to you. 

Please note that you should bring 1 adult per 10 children this is because sometimes we will be running four different activities at once.

Book for a free consultation with Stacey by clicking here.

During the consultation you will be able to choose the activities most suited for your school.

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