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We’re always interested to hear from experienced Forest School Leaders, Play Leaders, Bushcraft Practitioners or Business Leaders who might want to join the team. Please email your CV with a covering letter to info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk.


Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working in this rewarding industry with the most amazing tried and tested format and be motivated and enthused by some of the most inspirational team & children you’ll meet along the way.

Established in 2010 The Outdoors Project was a concept that grew from being a father.  I had enjoyed alot of unstructured outdoors time and was concerned by the lack of accessible, fun outdoors play and learning opportunities available to schools and parents.

The company offers a variety of business model/income streams; After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Birthday Parties, Parent & Toddler Groups, Curriculum based School Workshops.

After small beginnings in parks in Brighton in we now welcome over 1000 children a week at our clubs.

We are now expanding beyond our Brighton home.  Our first two franchises have proven that the model is successful and we are now looking to expand across the UK where we believe there is an increasing demand for what we offer.

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

Why Choose The Outdoors Project Franchise Model?

Running your own franchise enables you to be in control of your own business and working week because you choose your direction, plan your holidays, your after-school club classes, parties and events. Taking ownership of your area and being the face of something new and exciting within your community.

We provide a Business Format Franchising Model;  a range of actvities, trademarks, logos, website, booking system, marketing systems and a complete framework for setting up and expanding your buisiness with continued regular advice, training and support.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Our HQ team, Instructors & Franchise Owners come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, from corporate to educational, from adventurers to parents. To help identify if you have what it takes to run your own successful Franchise ask yourself if these characteristics fit you:

  • I am ambitious, fit and healthy.
  • I have determination and drive.
  • I want the freedom to control my future and to make a difference to others.
  • I want to be financially rewarded for my efforts.
  • I believe in green time and adventure being an essential part of everyone’s life.

If this sounds of interest to you or someone you know, then contact us to find out more.

Email: info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk / Tel:  01273933781



"I've always loved the idea of being my own boss but I'd never had an idea of my own that I felt so convinced would work that I was willing to take the plunge, either psychologically or financially. 

I've always loved the outdoors too, but ideas around opening campsites or buying some forest to use for...something...always felt so vague and risky.

The Outdoors Project was a business I'd known of for a while and I always loved what they did. Getting kids outdoors and active is an objective that it's hard to feel anything other than incredibly positive about.

When I heard there was an opportunity to take on a franchise it just seemed to make so much sense; here was a business completely in-line with my personal interests and goals, which operates with a social conscience and has been proven to be commercially viable.

The Outdoors Project has been going long enough to know what works and what doesn't, what should be prioritised and where time should be focussed in those crucial first years. 

My experience as a franchisee is feeling the autonomy of running my own business combined with the comfort of knowing I can access support from an experienced HQ team when I need it. It's an exciting adventure without a blind leap into the unknown, and it's the best decision I ever made."


"After some amazing adventures & time working around the world in the adventure industry and working in the UK with a children charity for many years The Outdoors Project set a new challenge for me. Fast forward a few years and I find myself the Franchise owner for The Outdoors Project Bristol.

I have found buying a franchise a huge benefit, as so much of the ground work has been done for me, enabling me to start up the business quickly and start earning money without having to go through lengthy and costly trials and errors.

All procedures, branding, systems and paperwork were all in place so that when I started it, I really hit the ground running and had 5 full clubs within the first month of trading; with all staff having uniforms, schools having brochures and very thorough paperwork in place.

Starting up, I had a lot of involvement from the Franchiser, including a multiday visit of the premises and a visit both to my own premises and a visit from myself to the franchiser.

Going forwards I get a lot of support and advice on best practices and marketing. I get gently nudged in the right direction but am free to choose how to run my operation and in what direction"


Are you 16+ and interested in gaining experience working within the Children’s Activities & Outdoors Adventure Industry?

Who we are and what we do: The Outdoors Project mission is to encourage kids to spend quality time outdoors and gain all the benefits from doing so! Fresh air, exercise, developing friendships, learning about nature, engaging in “wild time”, exploring creativity & imagination, learning new skills and above all having fun!! 

We run regular After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Birthday Parties, Parent and Toddler Groups and School Workshops.  The Outdoors Project Session Leaders are the heroes to our young adventurers.

We are looking for: This would suit college students requiring work based learning as part of their course, Duke of Edinburgh participants or anyone looking to gain valuable experience in the industry.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated young people.   This is a chance to share your love of fun, nature, action and the great outdoors and to learn new skills. 

What is the programme: Put yourself at the front of the queue for future employability.

Spend 3 months with us getting a taste for how we run our Outdoors Children’s Activity Clubs, whilst building a foundation of skills to support you in the work place.   You will be working in a fun and nurturing environment alongside our Session Leaders helping to run activities and ensuring your group has a fantastic time.  

We have a varied programme of fun activities.  Youwill have the opportunity develop a range of employability skills including organisation, facilitation, communication and teamwork.  A very rewarding, confidence building and fun experience.    

What we can offer:
26+ hours work experience with children (age 5-12) 
An Enhanced DBS check 
In-house induction and training
Mentoring from an experienced Session Leader. 
Uniform provided
Certificate of completion
A reference from us for future work
There is also the possibility of future employment at The Outdoors Project.

Please send letter and any relevant experience/information to: info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk/ 01273 933781