East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Environmental Education

There are many opportunities to get outdoors, learn more about the natural world and how we can look after it!

If you are not sure where to begin, there are many organisations with great online resources to help you make the most of time spent outside the classroom with young people. Learning experiences outside of the classroom environment are just as important as those within a school, but many young people do not experience outdoor education as much as they should. See below links to help you plan a great outdoor education programme at your school.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning through Landscapes 

National Trust – Natural Childhood

Woodland Trust – Nature Detectives

Forest Schools


Local Green Spaces, Outdoor Activity Centres and Environmental Education Centres

Barking and Dagenham

Barking Park Centre – Outdoor education visits for EYFS, KS1 & KS2
Barking Park Lodge, Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8TA
T: 020 8227 5290 or E: Emma.Roebuck@lbbd.gov.uk

Wellgate Community Farm – Educational visits for primary schools and a mobile farm
Collier Row Road, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2BH
T: 01708 747850 or E: info@wellgatefarm.org

For more information on parks and open spaces in Barking and Dagenham click here

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre – Residential centre for Primary and Secondary visits owned by Barking & Dagenham
Cusop, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5RF
T: 01497 820512 or E: office@trewern.org.uk


Havering

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre – Outdoor education visits for EYFS, KS1, KS2 & KS3
Essex Wildlife Trust, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, RM4 1QH
T: 01708 748646 or E: learnbed@essexwt.org.uk

Hornchurch Country Park – Outdoor education visits for EYFS, KS1, KS2 & KS3
Essex Wildlife Trust, Squadrons Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6DF
T: 01708 520364 or E: learning@essexwt.org.uk

Rainham Marshes – Outdoor education visits for EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 & KS5
RSPB, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Rainham, South Ockendon, RM19 1SZ
T: 01708 899840 or E: education.rainham@rspb.org.uk

Stubbers Adventure Centre – Outdoor activity centre
Ockendon Road, Upminster, RM14 2TY
T: 01708 224753 or E: info@stubbers.co.uk

Thames Chase Community Forest – Visitor Centre surrounded by woods, meadows and ponds
Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS
T: 01708 642970 or E: enquiries@thameschase.org.uk

For more information on parks and open spaces in Havering click here


Newham

East Ham Nature Reserve – Outdoor activity programme for KS1 & KS2
Active Newham, Norman Road, London, E6 6HN
T: 0300 124 0123 or E: info@activenewham.org.uk

Newham City Farm – Workshops and farm tours for KS1, KS2 & KS3
Stansfeld Road, London, E6 5LT
T: 0300 124 0123 or E: info@activenewham.org.uk

Outdoors In The City – Outdoor activity centre
Canning Town Recreation Ground, Freemasons Road, Canning Town, London, E16 3PY
T: 07951 050152 or E: oitc@community-links.org

For more information on parks and open spaces in Newham click here

Fairplay House Outdoor Education Centre – Residential centre for Primary and Secondary visits owned by Newham
Station Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex CM8 3JL
T: 01621 891213 or 01621 893613 or E: fairplay.house@newham.gov.uk


Redbridge

Epping Forest Field Centre – Activities and field trips for KS1 through to higher & further education
Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AF
T: 020 8502 8500 or E: enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org

Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre – Outdoor activity centre
Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HN
T: 020 8500 1468 E: foacadmin@visionrcl.org.uk

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning – Farm and environmental cross-curricular programmes for KS1 & KS2
Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB
T: 0208 500 3047 or E: info@lambourne-end.org.uk

Ray Park – Self led and ranger led visits for KS1 & KS2
James Leal Centre, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ
T: 020 8559 2316 or E: nature.conservation@visionrcl.org.uk

For more information on parks and open spaces in Redbridge click here

Click on your Borough to discover your nearest Recycling Centre

Havering

Newham

Barking & Dagenham

Redbridge