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Public notice: Following current Government guidelines on social distancing in the context of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to close The LookOut Discovery Centre and cancel all learning sessions across the parks until the end of the summer term. Please ensure you check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities. For any queries please feel free to email us at

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Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages. Led by our expert team, you and your students will get to explore the park and learn all about the environments, wildlife and heritage that surrounds you.

Activities and courses include:

  • School visits, from early years to A-level
  • Sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities
  • Science, geography, art and cross-curricular sessions
  • Special projects around themes including bullying and debating
  • Teacher training and continuing professional development


The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park is a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park.

Our gardens and indoor spaces are practical all year round, whatever the weather, and our two bright and airy ‘discovery’ classrooms can host up to 30 students each. These purpose built spaces mean that students of any age can have safe access to hands-on, practical activities and become comfortable with the process of scientific enquiry.

The LookOut is fully accessible and has Disability Discrimination Act compliant features including wide paths, toilets and a fully fitted sensory room.

National award

We hold a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, a national award that recognises high quality educational experiences in a safe environment.

Planning your visit

Take a look at our unique facilities and how to get to us, how much our sessions cost and what to prepare before you arrive.

Preschool and primary

Bring learning to life for your preschool and primary school students at The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park - our outdoor education centre.

Secondary schools

Inspire your secondary school students! The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park and surrounding habitats offer inspiring learning for your students.

Special educational needs

We run a programme of activities throughout the year for people with physical and sensory disabilities at The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park.

Enquire about a visit

Ask us about a visit to The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park to uncover, discover and be inspired by the natural world.

We visit you

Environmental education lessons for KS1 and KS2, brought to your schools by our expert team

Special projects

Projects carried out by the Learning team and our partners, increasing access to the parks

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