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Date updated: 24/11/2023

Join us for a fun, inspiring outdoor learning experience. Connect with nature and ignite curiosity with our hands-on learning sessions.

From pond dipping and exploring habitats to orienteering and eco-art, we have lots of unforgettable sessions to offer - each designed to help children explore and discover nature and to support learning in schools.


If you have any questions you'd like answers to before you book, please call the Learning Team on 020 7482 7073 or email the Learning Team.

Session Price
State school session £99 per session
Independent school session £129 per session

Booking and funding support 

KS1 school programmes

Learn about Hampstead Heath’s habitats and discover their inhabitants. Pond-dip and bug hunt in this hands-on session. Discover which creatures choose to live in our dedicated teaching gardens.

Activities include:

  • Pond Dipping
  • Bug Hunt
  • Habitat Game

Discover common plants with our hands-on scavenger hunt. Learn the different parts of a plant through games and role play. Create your own plant-based artwork to bring back with you to school.

Activities Include:

  • Plant/Leaves Scavenger Hunt
  • Needs of Life Game
  • Create a plant artwork

Get creative at Hampstead Heath and make nature-inspired art. Explore textures, patterns and colours and try activities such as creating natural art works in small teams and sculpting with clay.

Activities include:

  • Natural art works
  • Clay sculpting

Can you find all the signs of the season? Explore Hampstead Heath with our spring scavenger hunt and learn about what birds do at this time of the year.

Activities include:

  • Spring Scavenger Hunt
  • Make a nest for the birds
  • Learn some simple bird songs

Can you find all the signs of the season? Explore Hampstead Heath with our autumn scavenger hunt and learn about what happens to trees in the autumn and how animals prepare for the winter season

Activities include:

  • Autumn Scavenger Hunt
  • ‘Animals preparing for winter’ actions
  • Autumnal art

Enjoy the story of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and recreate the adventure through discovering animal tracks and building a shelter for the ‘Big Bad Mouse’ or another animal.

Activities include:

  • Winter Scavenger Hunt
  • Animal Tracks Challenge
  • Making a mini shelter for the animals

Use a map to explore our teaching gardens. Once you have learnt how to use landmarks and directions to find your way around, will you be able to find the hidden treasure?

Activities include:

  • Compass game
  • Landmark Scavenger Hunt
  • Treasure Maps/Hunt

Improve wellbeing, connect with nature, and take part in fun, sensory activities. Scientists have shown that spending time in nature improves wellbeing, so why not join us and experience how nature can make you feel good?


Activities include:


  • Meet a tree
  • Eco-art
  • Magic potions


Our sessions take place at the following locations:

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Highgate Wood* ///

*We are only able to deliver our Eco-art, Wellbeing and Plant Detectives sessions at Highgate Wood