We are an award-winning outdoors kids adventure club working in outdoor locations across Sussex and Bristol. 

What started as a weekly drop in bootcamp in Brighton has expanded rapidly due to public demand!

Firstly an equiry to run a Birthday Party, then to run a club for a school, we now run 45 after school clubs per week, toddlers groups, forest school workshops, school visits and teacher training.

Our school holiday club programme runs in local parks and at our base camp in Sussex throughout all major school holiday dates and across 8 different local parks.

Alongside this mayhem are our 6 ‘Saplings Project’ Pre School parent and toddler sessions.
We welcome over a thousand school children per week to our clubs in one form or another and are inspired and  motivated by their imaginations.

Every summer our very own countryside "Base Camp" site in Ditchling welcomes over 600 children. Base Camp is part field, part woodland with a permanent outdoor classroom, fire pit, parachute shelter for rainy days, parking for coaches, toilets and plenty of space for exploring, learning and adventures!

We have expanded beyond our Brighton home with two franchises now in operation; our first is well established in Bristol and our second launched in West Sussex in June 2017 and is currently opening new after school clubs across the county.

We love what we do and feel that nature can provide reward, health, happiness and adventure so come join in..

See you out there!


Why we do what we do

The Outdoors Project was a concept that grew from becoming increasingly concerned as a father watching my own three children (James, Ella & Mia) spending too much time in front of TV and computer screens. I grew up in America til the age of 12 and spent most of my childhood hiding in the wood from dawn til dusk building dens and getting muddy.

It's never been rocket science to me, but it’s increasingly difficult as parents to enthuse and encourage children away from the technology which has become such a useful but sometimes consuming part of our lives.

After working for an outdoor children’s charity, several afterschool clubs, teaching rock climbing and bush craft and having worked  in the extreme sports industry for almost 9 years, I felt this was a passion that I wanted  to pass on.  It’s that simple really.

Joel Evans
Founder of The Outdoors Project

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I am extremely impressed with the programme and how it is organised. My child LOVES it.

Knowing that every Wednesday my son gets to run around in the fresh air, playing team games, making things, learning skills, exploring nature and ultimately being active outside like kids should be, is so important and why I value the club and why my son loves going 

The staff are all professional, kind and caring towards the kids and dedicated to the cause!

Very well organised - both boys always want to go and to continue each term.

The club is well structured and all children have fun. Good feedback from staff to parents about any issues relating to your child.

My daughter gets to try new things and develop new skills. She has also made a wide circle of friends outside of her class

The Outdoors Project has helped my son build his resilience and confidence.

The children have loads of fun being outside in all weathers and come back with a big smile on their faces

My son loves the Outdoors Project! He is usually shy and reluctant to try new things but always has fun at the outdoors project. In fact, I think it is giving him a lot of confidence socially.

I really value the variety and opportunity each week. The positive vibe and support from the staff.

The club teaches good skills and encourages team work. It is well supervised.

It’s Amazing! Social skills, leadership, always different themes, learn to be an individual!!

100% OF PARENTS WHO RESPONDED IN OUR RECENT SURVEY WOULD recommend The Outdoors Project to other parents/schools!



Holiday Clubs here we come, the calm before the storm!

We’re nearly there - alongside all the fun stuff that we’re preparing for there’s the boring stuff that the parents want to know!! 

A new study has shown a direct link that nature reduces obesity and depression.

A new study has shown a direct link that nature reduces obesity and depression.

A new study has shown a direct link that nature reduces obesity and depression. Something so simple as heading outdoors can really help.