Outdoor learning, training and therapy

A community interest company providing Forest School services in Kent and the West Midlands

Forest school

Using the forest and the natural environment as a stimulus for learning, we offer Forest School sessions raising self-esteem and developing social skills, supporting mental health and wellbeing for ages 5yrs to adult.
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We run Forest School practitioner bushcraft and CPD courses throughout the year and will post information here on courses with space as we run them. Please contact us if you have a specific need or requirement.
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Primary curriculum

Our forest based learning programmes are carefully designed to enhance aspects of the National Curriculum incl. Science, PE, Geography, History and PSHE. e.g: Discover your forest - Living history - Habitats and adaptations - Team tactics
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Activities for local families

Through the medium of natural play, bushcraft and our woodland environment we offer a range of fun holiday activity days and experiences, forest families, microadventures, activities for Scouts & Guides and much more!
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Experience outdoor learning in a fun, safe environment

Welcome to Step-Out, a Community Interest Company and the home of outdoor learning and experiences. Since 2012 Step-Out has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people.

Step-Out is now starting a new journey and from September 2022 there will be a Team operating in both East Kent and the West Midlands.  The core site for East Kent will remain as our Evegate site in Smeeth and Sarah will be located in and around the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire as well as being involved with a new and exciting Community Project in Ward End, Birmingham alongside Norton Hall Children and Family Centre. 

The ethos of positive inclusivity and offering opportunities for all people to access a woodland environment in a safe and inspiring manner remains the same and we’ll continue to strive to offer the very best in woodland learning and the facilitation of  therapeutic woodland space.

We will continue to offer OCNWM qualifications and the John Muir Award, so if it’s family time, children’s activities, Forest School Leadership or Bushcraft training, alternative education, corporate activity days, school curriculum programmes or woodland therapy please read on…..