LtL enriches the lives of children and young people by helping them to connect with nature, become more active, play and learn outdoors, develop social skills and have fun. We do this by helping a wide range of groups including schools, early years settings, parents, child minders and out of school care providers.
Founded nearly 30 years ago, LtL is a leading charity in outdoor education. Our central office is based in Winchester and our Scottish team is based in Stirling. We have a UK and international brief and operate through advocacy, research, membership, training and delivery.
We are honoured to have Sir David Attenborough as one of our founding patrons. He, along with our dynamic and experienced board of trustees, make LtL a sector leader.
Our vision is a society where the benefits of regular time outdoors are valued and appreciated, and outdoor learning, play and connection with nature are recognised as fundamental parts of education, at every stage, for every child and young person.
We inspire and enable positive outdoor experiences through cultural change, and the transformation of school grounds and outdoor community spaces. In so doing, we encourage greater appreciation of the environment and access to nature. As advocates of experiential learning we are committed to promoting the benefits it brings to health, wellbeing and whole person development. We achieve our mission by training, education and advocacy, and a professional approach to our charitable operations.
Empowering: We work with others to help them achieve their potential and to find a personal response to their own needs.
Influential: Since 1990 we have been developing practical experience and professional know-how. This gives credibility to our advocacy for change in the policy environment and to our innovative approaches.
Inspiring: We motivate others through sharing great ideas and inspiring the ‘art of the possible’.
Participative: When striving for physical or cultural change our core approach is to participate with, listen and respond to the voices of those impacted.
Scientific: We believe that practice should be research led. We devise projects that embed and promote the importance of scientific enquiry through partnership, practice and education.
Sustainable: At the heart of everything we do is a vision of sustainability and effective use of resources.