Outdoor learning for schools in the UK is one of our passions. It is our hope that one day, every school can offer children outdoor learning classrooms and equipment to enhance learning and inspire young minds. We believe that children need enticing back outside away from the screens to take time to simply play.
We now have the pleasure of working with the 'Landscapes for Learning' who share our passion. Founded and run by Gwenllian and her husband Craig Hill in Cardiff, Landscapes for Learning design and make outdoor learning equipment for schools in the UK. Gwenllian and Craig are both passionate about providing quality, innovative equipment to inspire and stimulate outdoor play for children.
Craig, a former teacher, saw the need for outdoor learning provision in UK schools. He left his teaching career, trained in joinery and started Landscapes for Learning alongside Gwenllian. Craig explains, "I ended up building a mud kitchen for a friend who told me that her school was looking to develop the outdoor space. I did a bit of research online and started building a variety of mud kitchens which help develop fine and gross motor skills and numeracy while children play."
Craig was recently on the TV show Dragons Den, where he walked away with backing from Dragon Peter Jones. Peter invested £50,000 in the business in return for a 30% equity stake. Peter said, "I want to help Craig make this type of learning accessible for everyone. Ultimately, if our children benefit, so do we all." (BBC News)
The range of Landscapes for Learning products can be found via our Outdoor Learning page.