Outdoor learning

A photo of a young boy looking at a collection of items on tree trunk in the woods

The journey through education for any child in Scotland must include opportunities for a series of planned, quality outdoor learning experiences.

Read the guidance document Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning and explore the resources available to find out how your school or centre can provide the best opportunities for creative and inspiring outdoor learning.

Places to learn outdoors

From the school grounds to going abroad, there are many locations for outdoor learning. Read more about how to plan projects that take best advantage of the places available.

About outdoor learning

Learn more about outdoor learning, with details of the available guidance, self-evaluation materials and support for inclusion and equality.

Health and safety

Concise health and safety guidance to help your school or centre take part in outdoor learning.

Support materials

Examples of practice and resources to provide ideas and inspiration for learning in the outdoors.

Useful organisations

Links to organisations with a role in outdoor learning.


Health and safety guidance


This online resource was developed by Education Scotland in partnership with: