We have a fantastic schools programme to enhance youth learning in the outdoors.  Our sessions are linked to the requirements of the national curriculum and PE lessons. We offer one-off and regular sessions for primary, secondary, sixth form schools and colleges as well as special education needs schools and those with disabilities. We have also joined forces with EcoActive to offer hybrid sessions where we blend theory sessions in our classroom with outdoor activity sessions.


Outdoor sports and adventure are excellent experiential learning experiences which increase self-confidence, leadership and communication skills. Young people perform tasks with their critical thinking skills and execute them with their abilities giving them a better understanding of the concepts. The learning of new skills and having fun at the same time is a great way to build self-esteem, self-resilience and improve teamwork. Additional benefits include improved physical health and wellbeing which also improves concentration, analytical thinking and problem solving.

Supporting your Pupils

Leaside is an inclusive centre and caters for all abilities and needs on an individual or group basis. Adjustments can be made to ensure everybody has a positive experience. To get the most out of your experience we recommend chatting with us before booking your visit.

Hackney’s most comprehensive Environmental Education experience

We have recently joined forces with ecoActive  an innovative environmental education charity with expert educators committed to providing high quality, engaging and informative sessions. Together we are offering schools the opportunity to have hybrid learning days at Leaside.
Full day visits offer a session on environmental learning in our indoor/outdoor classrooms and then a session on or near the water doing an adventurous outdoor activity. Sessions are competitively priced at £300 for a full day, per class of up to 30 pupils (1 x environmental learning session and 1 x outdoor activity session).

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Please fill out the form below for your School or Group Booking. We typically will need between 1 and 2 weeks notice in order to accommodate you. Nevertheless, if you have an urgent requirement, please call us on 0208 806 6887 before submitting the form. We will try our utmost to meet your needs.

Please note: Submitting this form is an expression of interest and does not constitute a confirmed booking. A member of our staff team will always get in touch with you. If you have any questions please contact us if you would like a more detailed conversation prior to booking with us.

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What activities are you interested in? Please select all that are suitable and we will contact you to confirm. *
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Accreditations & Affiliations

We are a Young Hackney delivery partner, have achieved the Waltham Forest Feel Good accreditation as well as having achieve British Canoeing Quality Club Status. You can be assured that we have been assessed independently as providing solid safety, safeguarding and governance processes. 

Sessions can be tailored to suit your learning objectives meet curricular needs and/or deliver our NGBs qualifications. We are affiliated with British Canoeing, RYA and and MIAS. 

Interested in booking a session for your school? Please complete our online booking form or speak with one of our senior team members to discuss your needs.