A global campaign to inspire and celebrate outdoor learning and play.

Outdoor classroom day

On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. We lead the campaign in the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI).

In 2018, over 3.5 million children worldwide took part, more than 550,000 of those were in the UK and ROI. Find out more.

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Then take a look at the rest of the projects that we’re currently working on, they should inspire you to enhance your outdoor spaces.

What does the project include?

Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.

You can find out more about the project on the Outdoor Classroom Day website.

There is something everyone can do



If you’re a teacher and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? If you already get outdoors regularly, use the day to celebrate what you’re doing and inspire other teachers around the world to join in. Register your school or class to participate here.


Parents & Carers

If you’re a parent, talk to your child’s school about the importance of outdoor learning and play and encourage them to get involved. Think about how you can spend more time outdoors as a family too and inspire other parents to do the same. Register to support the campaign here.



If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved. We’re always looking for partners to help spread the message far and wide. Register to support the campaign here.

2019 dates

So that schools can participate on a day that fits with their term times, the UK and Ireland campaigns celebrated on two dates in May and November.

The next Outdoor Classroom Days are on Thursday 23 May and Thursday 7 November 2019.

Sign up today to take part. Now’s the time to help build a movement that gets children outdoors, playing and learning, every day.

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