Learning Outside the Classroom

We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.

The Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom partnership has created this resource with the help of many experts and practitioners in learning outside the classroom. The resource is designed to help professionals working with young people aged 0–19 to provide high-quality experiences.


British Canoeing

Around since 1936 as the British Canoe Union, in 2000 the organisation federalised to become the umbrella organisation for the home nation associations in Scotland (Scottish Canoe Association), Wales (Canoe Wales) and Northern Ireland (Canoe Association Northern Ireland). They are still the membership body for England and are responsible for developing the sport within England.

Today British Canoeing is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for all the National Associations and includes areas such as coaching, competition and representing canoeing interests at a UK level. 



These days Montane is, by design, not the biggest outdoor clothing brand, but it is certainly one of the most specialist, being at the forefront of innovative, lightweight design and the use of the most technologically advanced fabrics. Great kit and providers of our staff uniform.


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Since it began in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds.


The Big Green Guide To Responsible Camping

Outdoor Equipment Hire

Hire from them and use the best outdoor equipment available without the expense and hassle of owning it. Select what you want to hire, tell them the dates you want it for and they’ll ship it to your door. When you’ve had your fun just send it back, it’s as simple as that.

At Outdoorhire.co.uk they believe that families should get out and about together so where ever possible they have tried to include equiment suitable for children or family activities.


Leicester Fencing Club

Leicester Fencing Club are a friendly, established club in the heart of the East Midlands, the City of Leicester, catering to the sport of fencing in all disciplines – Foil, Epée, and Sabre.

Whether you are an established fencer looking for somewhere to practise and learn, or are thinking of starting a new hobby where you can meet new people and learn new skills (and keep fit at the same time!), why not use this website to find out more about the club.

The website includes information, news, links, and contact information, and for members a special area where you can find out about their social events, view competitions and results, and have access to a wealth of member-only information and training guides.


Leicester Archery Academy

Leicester Archery Academy is established to practice and promote the traditional skills of the sport of Archery.

The club is run in accordance with the rules of the national governing body for the sport, Archery GB.

The club is also affiliated to the regional organisations, the East Midlands Archery Association (EMAS) and the Leicestershire & Rutland County Association (LRCAA).


Canal and River Trust

Just a few steps away from our everyday lives, waterways give us a much-needed space where we can escape. Next to our canals and rivers we can relax and reconnect with ourselves, our environment and the people who matter to us. Our waterway network is a national treasure and the Canal & River Trust is here to ensure that it is protected forever.


Day out with the Kids

This an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.


Gift Your Gear

This an award-winning nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.

In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust. The great outdoors is where they belong.


UK Air Gun Law

An external website with a lot of useful information on owning an air gun in the UK.


Please note: LOPC accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of third party websites. You visit them at your own risk and have to make your own judgement about their content.

Wonderful Wellies Camping Checklist

Paddle About Kayaking

Blog offering reviews, ideas and how to guides.