outdoor learning, training and therapy


Tel. +44 (0) 7962 446 886

Email. [email protected]

Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training and Therapy C.I.C trading as Step-Out, Company Registration No 07868880

Registered Office:

6 Mount Pleasant

Aldington, Ashford,

Kent, TN25 7ND                            Website Terms & Conditions | Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy

a community interest company providing Forest School services in Kent

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Welcome to Step-Out, a Community Interest Company and the home of outdoor learning and experiences.  For over 16 years Sarah Robertshaw, APIOL has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Coming initially from a youthwork and counselling background Sarah turned her skills to development training, teambuilding and then bushcraft and Forest School. Now, as an OCNWM recognised Training Centre, Sarah and her top team deliver Forest School Practitioner Qualifications and Challenging Behaviour Awards to adult participants and a range of accredited vocational certificates to students.  Acknowledged by the John Muir Trust as a provider of the JMA, join the Step-Out team for forest school, curriculum based forsest learning, bushcraft experiences and training, person centred counselling, outdoor therapy and corporate days/courses in Kent and the southeast - live life, step-out!

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forest school and bushcraft


Using the forest and the natural environment as a stimulus for learning we offer:


  • forest school sessions raising self-esteem and developing social skills (for ages 5yrs to adult)

  • bushcraft programmes with an accredited learning option

  • Alternative Curriculum Programmes for secondary and primary students.

primary curriculum


Our forest based learning programmes are carefully designed to enhance aspects of the National Curriculum incl. Science, PE, Geography, History and PSHE.


  • Discover your forest

  • Living history

  • Habitats and adaptations

  • Team tactics

programmes for local families


Through the medium of natural play, bushcraft and our woodland environment we offer a range of fun holiday activity days and experiences including Birthday parties, forest families, 'mini-forestlings' (forest school for U5's)', microadventures, activities for Scouts & Guides and much more!

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health & wellbeing


The woodland provides a perfect natural environment in which to explore issues and find answers.  We offer a variety of programmes from one to one counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor through to more informal time-out for individuals or groups.

corporate days & training


Problems in the office?  A range of programmes especially created to challenge and develop teams from the work environment.  These can be delivered as fun 'get-to-know-your-colleague-days' through to more rigorous and extended team survival courses and can take place in suitable locations throughout the UK.

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Sarah Robertshaw

Accredited Practitioner

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