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About us

Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre is located in a superb rural setting in the attractive village of Everdon, near Daventry. The surrounding countryside provides a wide variety of contrasting landscapes and habitats which make the area ideal for the study of Geography, Science and Environmental Studies.

Everdon has access to woodlands, ponds, rivers and meadows providing the opportunity for the study of ecosystems of varying complexity. We can provide schools and groups with the opportunity to sample outdoor activities such as orienteering, cross country navigation and team building games.

We welcome groups from schools, nurseries and playgroups, clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Rainbows or Brownies or even a group of families or individuals.


We have two dormitories, one sleeping 14 and one 16, and a further room upstairs accommodating 3 if needed. Staff can use a single room between the dormitories and additional rooms upstairs along with a bathroom and toilets. For more information about the accommodation and facilities at Everdon Outdoor Learning centre please see our accommodation page.

Access and disabilities

The Centre will endeavour to cater for everyone. However, if a member of your group does require special individual facilities we would invite you to visit the Centre prior to making a booking.

Building location for Everdon

Meet the team

Meet Ali Fortuna!
Senior Education Ranger

Ali trained as a teacher with a particular interest in special needs. Ali is a qualified Forest School leader and tutor.

Ali joined Everdon in 2012.

Why outdoor learning?

Because the benefits are more than you can imagine, it’s like magic!

Favourite activity at Everdon?

Forest School.

Meet Juno Charlett!
Education Ranger 

I joined EOLC in April 2022, after developing my own Forest School. I home educate my children and I have previously worked in outdoor family events, youth theatre and summer holiday clubs.

Why outdoor learning?

I’m passionate about play and the benefits of connecting with nature. I love engaging with children in the outdoors, where learning can happen on so many levels.


Sitting and walking in nature, drawing and family history.

What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

Walking to Mantles Heath to build shelters!

Meet Mike Collins!
Casual Ranger

Mike has a passion for outdoor education and has qualifications in canoeing, leading in hills and moorland and bush craft.

Mike has been working at Everdon for 10 years.

What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

I enjoy all the activities we offer and love the variety and working throughout the seasons.


I particularly enjoy travelling in wilderness areas around the world and have been fortunate enough to visit all seven continents, all the major mountain ranges and over 60 countries.

Meet Nat Kimberley!
Education Ranger 

I joined in 2020.

Why outdoor learning?

Outdoor learning is important to me because it is exciting and dynamic. The seasons are always changing as is the world around us and our outdoor experiences build confidence, self esteem, curiosity and awareness as well as being fun!

What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

My favourite activity is doing tracking games in the woods. 


My main hobby is travelling. I like to explore and visit as many different places as I can.

Meet Nina Krawczyk!
Centre Manager

Nina has a background in retail management, she worked for Mothercare and got to experience working abroad for their International team.

Nina started at Everdon in July 2013. 

Why outdoor learning?

Why not?

What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

Having one of Pauline’s lovely coffees, and hearing lots of noise.


  • walking the dog
  • gardening
  • moving furniture
  • reading

Meet Tanya Askew!
Casual Education Ranger

Tanya has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and previously worked as an Early Years teacher.

Tanya joined Everdon in September 2016.

Why outdoor learning?

No adult agenda - it's child-led.

What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

Walking through the woods using our sense to discover wildlife.

Bluebells within a woods

Last updated 30 October 2023