Forest School

The Luccombe Hub Forest School is run by our Forest School Leaders, who are committed to the holistic learning and development of all participants. The Centre works in partnership with The Forestry Commission to gain access to a designated Forest School Site in Milton Abbas Woods.
Age-related activities can include searching for wildlife, climbing, building dens, creating natural art, map making, games, woodland skills, tracking, shelter construction, water purification. bread making, fire lighting, outside cooking, safe use of tools, spoon and tool whittling and coppicing.

Allotment and Garden

Our garden and allotment promote the use of the five senses. Wildflowers encouraging wildlife and pollination are intermingled with vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees to create a therapeutic and stimulate safe learning environment.

While working outside in the garden facilitators encourage the use of Maths, Science Biology and promote sustainability. Many children chose to do ASDAN courses in Gardening which can be run alongside courses such as land base studies, expressive arts and Food Wise.

The allotment is part of a community-based project where learners can work in a safe environment alongside local residents, which helps to promote social interaction, develops their confidence in a healthy outdoor setting sharing their produce and giving them a sense of self-worth and positive identity.

Outdoor learning

Rob, who runs our Outdoor Education, uses our natural resources to engage our young peoples’ natural
curiosity for learning and enabling us to deliver a cross curricular programme in all subjects, including
maths, English, reading, biology, history, natural science, cooking and DT.


  • Building confidence and independence.
  • Feeling empathy for others and nature.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Improved social, emotional and mental health. …
  • Learning by experience. …
  • Exposure to manageable risk.
  • Better sleep and mood
  • Self-awareness and respect for others
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social and communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, leading to increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Opportunities to achieve recognised qualification.

BHS Challenge Awards

Luccombe Hub are able to offer the BHS Challenge awards through Luccombe Riding Centre. These Challenge Awards can lead to your BHS Stage 1 qualification.

You can learn how to care for horses, develop hands-on practical skills, improve your riding and gain a qualification while having fun.
It doesn’t matter what previous experience you have with horses, or if you’re a beginner. All you need is enthusiasm and a love for horses!

You will receive expert guidance and support from the BHS Approved Instructor at Luccombe Riding Centre and they will help you work towards and achieve your personal goals.

There are no time limits, or constraints to complete an award so you can work at a pace to suit you to achieve your goals.

We are delighted to welcome Keith New who is basing New Horsemanship at EAQ Luccombe. Keith will be running demonstrations and clinic days from Luccombe as well as supporting our learners with their natural horsemanship skills.

To contact Keith email

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