Inset Day

Build confidence in your team and unlock the potential in outdoor learning

Discover an approach that enriches everyday lessons using your typical outdoor school environment. Combining National Curriculum objectives with the outdoors unlocks a wealth of benefits for your children, staff and academic progress. Our tried and tested strategies make outdoor learning enjoyable, accessible and practical to fit within your everyday teaching practice.

Booking an Inset Day with us will empower your staff to take their lessons outdoors by inspiring them with a wealth of activity ideas whilst also carefully addressing any potential barriers they might face. We aim for your team to finish the training feeling prepared and motivated to take their lessons outdoors from the very next day!

What’s included in an Inset Day?

  • A full Inset Day delivers 5 hours of curriculum-based outdoor learning training and runs 9:00 am – 3:15pm
  • Delivered by qualified primary teachers with ongoing experience of high-quality outdoor teaching.
  • Outdoor learning guidance and inspiration tailored to delivery in your own outdoor space
  • A digital copy of our Inset Day Handbook for staff to refer back to after the session

Download our Inset Day Outline below to see a detailed overview of what the training entails.

Shorter training sessions are available, refer to our Twilight Training for coverage and prices.


£800 for up to 10 members of staff

£900 for up to 20 members of staff

£1000 for up to 30 members of staff

Prices above are for an Inset Day. The entire session is delivered in your outdoor space so please ensure that your staff dress appropriately.

Areas we deliver training

We deliver Inset Days to schools within 45 miles driving distance of WF1 (Wakefield, West Yorkshire).

Additional travel costs may apply, depending on your location:

  • Travel costs are included in the price for the first 15 miles driving distance from WF1.
  • Driving distances beyond 15 miles from WF1 will be charged an additional travel cost of 45p per mile.
  • If you are outside of our 45 mile maximum distance, please still enquire. We may be able to travel to you with additional travel costs if we have availability.

How do I book an Inset Day?

  • Fill out the training enquiry form with the required information.
  • We will email you back to organise the details and confirm our availability.
  • We then require a contact for the person responsible for fulfilling payment to confirm the booking. They will receive an invoice and be asked to agree to our Payment & Cancellation Policy.
  • Once we hear back your inset booking is confirmed!

“This training has helped me think of new ways to bring learning outdoors and use natural resources in an impactful learning experience.”

Inset Day – Staff Feedback


Who is the outdoor learning training designed for?

Our Inset Days are suitable for primary teachers and teaching assistants across the primary age range, to support your whole school team in delivering everyday lessons outdoors.

What do we need to prepare?

Alfresco Learning will provide all of the resources required for the training session. Please ask your staff to dress appropriately for the weather conditions forecast as the entire session takes place in your outdoor space.

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