Training Dates & Booking


**In line with Government Guidelines for reducing the spread of Coronavirus, the Houghton Estate is currently closed to the general public and all school/setting visits are suspended until further notice.**

Group Leader Training:

Visits to Houghton Estate are independently taken by groups on a self guided basis (the Estate does not employ any educational staff to lead activities). Therefore it is vital that your staff have attended Group Leader training before bringing a group to the estate.

The Group Leader training day includes:

  • Introduction to the Estate, exploring the landscape & resources
  • Health & Safety information to support offsite visits
  • Guidance on making your visits – protocols & logistics
  • How to use our website to access free online resources to support your Outdoor Learning activities
  • Practical Outdoor Learning activity ideas – that could be used at Houghton Estate as well as school grounds or other outdoor locations.
  • Signposting & Links to support quality Outdoor Learning

Each group will also be given a paper version of the Group Leaders Handbook to support your visits.

Educational visits to the estate will only be permitted if the staff member/s leading the trip have attended a training day.

Forthcoming Training – Spring Term 2020:  

  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

Timing: Training times 10am – 4pm

Location: All training takes place at Houghton Estate – meeting in the Education Centre

Cost: The cost of the training for up to 2 members of staff is £100. The training lasts for 3 years.

Booking: To book onto training, please use the form below or contact Louise Ambrose.

Booking confirmation and further pre course information will be emailed to delegates after booking.