Where Learning Lives...

  What We Do...  

At the Classroom in the Woods, we offer a bespoke learning experience in a unique rural setting. The Classroom is based on a 475 acre working arable farm and thoroughbred stud in North East Lincolnshire. We use our outdoor resources and vast educational experience to support schools in the delivery of the national curriculum in the ‘hands on’ environment. In 3 years, we have had over 6000 children visit us from over 45 different schools in the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire area. 

We mainly accommodate Primary School children starting with Nursery, up to Year 6, where the day will be planned to meet their age specific needs. Our Classroom is run by Richard Dawson, a former head teacher who has had over 45 years teaching experience. Richard combines his passion for learning, his experience in curriculum enrichment and love for the countryside to support teachers and create bespoke days for each of our visitors with whatever topic they are covering in school as part of the National Curriculum. Through Richard’s experience as an Author and Illustrator, the Classroom in the Woods has the ability to take any topic in the National Curriculum, and bring it to life in a way which cannot be done in school. The day will always begin with a talk on farming, particularly about our farm, and the features that the children may seeing during the day as they explore. 

We plan each individual visit to suit your exact needs and topic, which may be designed to engage a whole class, or a smaller group. On occasion we have had schools requesting visits for small groups who may be struggling with certain areas, such as writing, to inspire them and hook them into a topic. Richard has created several days like this and they have been a huge success with great feedback.

We aim to use all natural resources in a sustainable manner, and spend our time on walks, in the woods and surrounding area. Our chalk stream has proved to be a vital tool in what we do, so whilst teaching the children the importance of conservation and management, we use it with groups to look at habitats, the water cycle, geology of our local area and how it may have been used as a drinking source for the Romans. It also provides a great ‘splishy splashy’ environment for our famous ‘Bear Hunt’! 

We feel we have a unique combination of educational experience, drive and dedication together with an exciting geographical location to deliver an unforgettable and motivating experience for the children. We hope that our Classroom has inspired every child that has visited us and given them encouragement in their curriculum topic when back at school, enabling them to learn resilience, team cooperation and created an ability to solve problems. 

If you have any questions, requests (big or small!) or require any further information, please

do not hesitate to get in touch. 

To find up to date information of what we are up to and pictures of our visits,

please visit our Facebook page. 

A few of the topics we have covered...

  • The Gruffalo

  • Ancient Eygpt

  • Habitats

  • Stick Man

  • The Great Outdoors

  • Roald Dahl 

  • Stone Age 

  • Exploring Eastern Europe

  • Ernest Shackleton

  • The Great Fire of London

  • Romans 

  • Harry Potter

  • The Gingerbread Boy

  • Florence Nightingale

  • We're going on a bear hunt...

  • And many more


Your topic not on the list?


Get in touch, we are always up for a challenge!