The Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful outdoor classroom, bringing learning to life for children and young people.
We offer curriculum-based education sessions for primary school, secondary school, college, university and further education groups. Sessions include geography fieldwork and science investigations, discovery walks and well-being sessions. The Dales Countryside Museum offers history-themed sessions at the centre in Hawes.
Most of our sessions are free of charge and we loan waterproofs and other equipment. We have a small transport fund to help with the cost of visits. Find out more about our sessions here. We plan sessions to meet the needs of the group, including group and individual additional needs. We welcome groups from all backgrounds.
We also provide training for group leaders including primary teacher training sessions, which offer practical advice and resources to enable teachers to run their own sessions. Alternatively, our Ambassador School supports schools to deliver a programme of outdoor learning themselves.
We support young people with awards, such as the volunteering aspect of The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Scout and Guide Awards.
Our learning and education resources include a range of informative factsheets for teachers and students, a map of the National Park and resources to help you plan your visit.
To find out more about our current offer, take a look at the latest Education and learning team news and contact us.
These sessions are curriculum-based including resources for Key stage 1 and 2. Outdoor as well as classroom and online sessions are available.
Here you will find resources for teachers.
We offer education sessions for Secondary schools held at a number of different locations within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, outdoors or indoors at the Dales Countryside Museum. Here you will find resources for teachers.
Secondary schools and colleges
Universities and Further Education
We offer the following support for universities and further education establishments. These curriculum-based education sessions can be delivered at a number of different locations within the Yorkshire Dales. You can find a range of support for students and lecturers here.
Universities and further education
We provide education sessions, activities and resources for people with additional needs. Everything we offer is designed to meet the needs, abilities and experiences of the people we are working with.
Education – additional needs
Learning and Education Resources
We provide educational resources including maps, fact sheets, and online assets. As well as information for popular outdoor session locations. Including resources regarding, activities, geology and walks in each area.
Learning and education resources
Ambassador Schools Programme
The YDNPA Ambassador Schools Programme aims to support schools to achieve quality outdoor education and environmental learning. Might you be interested in becoming an Ambassador School? Find out more information here.
Training for Group Leaders
We can help group leaders develop the skills and confidence to lead groups in the National Park independently.
Training for group leaders