within ourselves, each other and the world around us.
beauty in our friendly, welcoming outdoor base.
Welcome To the hive
Steps Ahead warmly welcomes you to the Hive.
An inspiring outdoor nature base, providing a blend of Outdoor, Educational, Creative and Wellbeing experiences for all ages and abilities.
Steps Ahead combines 40 years of experience working within education, a knowledge of how creativity inspires and a passion to nurture and protect the planet.
We believe there is no time like the present to be providing enriching opportunities through nature and creativity to promote the wellbeing of each and every one of us.
WHat We Do!
We offer a variety of programmes, events and workshops delivered by outdoor, creative, educational and wellbeing specialists. We strive to deliver fun, engaging, enriching experiences for children and adults.
WE Look Forward to Welcoming You
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What is the need?
Nature’s impact on our wellbeing is profound.
Research is showing ‘nature connectedness’ and ‘noticing nature’ has a significant impact on people’s wellbeing. (Mind, NT, MHF)
Here at the Hive we provide enriching immersive and engaging experiences for all ages and abilities.
Discover, Explore, Care, Connect Programmes for schools and Home Education. Creative programmes that capture the essence of enriched learning in a natural environment.
Roots to Shoots - Creative, Environmental, Educational and Wellbeing workshops . Building a Hive community that supports and nurtures ourselves, each other and the planet.
Host your own event at the Hive Nature School through our Hive Arrive, Hive Alive and Hive Thrive packages.
Step Outside Birthdays, Events, Holidays and Weekends. Developing a sense of fun, friendships and outdoor adventure.
Empower through education
Explore. Discover. Inspire
Promote health and wellbeing
Enrich. Connect. Grow.
Raise environmental awareness
Nurture. Protect. Respect
Championing creativity and culture
Imagine. Create. Uplift.
Volunteer With Us
Volunteer with Us
There is always lots to do at the Hive. We appreciate your support in helping to make it a safe and special place to visit for Wildlife and Humans all year round.
We know time is precious and appreciate any kind offers of volunteering in the following areas: gardening/ woodwork / pond care/ making props / outdoor sculptures/ sewing.
We would love to hear from you.
Ways to Support
Sponsor a programme
Are you able to sponsor an education programme? Your donation will give young people opportunities to access the Hive's natural environment to Discover, Explore , Care and Connect.
Sponsor a Green zone
The Hive features a variety of green learning zones. You can help us by sponsoring one of these areas and we will display your name/organisation for all visitors to see.
Donate a Material or Item
We have a list of materials and items that would make a BIG difference and are grateful for these any time of the year. Please get in touch to view the list.
Donate a Skill
Are you able to share a skill or practice with the community and donate your talent? Wellbeing, Creative, Environmental and Educational specialists - please get in touch. (Relevant qualifications and DBS required)
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