Berlin probably has the most amazing school playgrounds anywhere, driven by a strong belief in the importance of good external environments for children’s wellbeing and learning. You can get a feel for these amazing spaces by looking at the case studies and images from Grounds for Learning.

Following a successful study tour to Berlin last June, Grounds for Learning is hoping to run another tour in June 2013, provisionally from 12th - 15th June.

20 participants from the June 2012 tour have taken forward practical initiatives across Scotland to improve school and early years outdoor spaces following the visit.

"I had a fantastic trip and was really grateful for the opportunity to see the fantastic work going on in Berlin. I have lots of ideas and I am really excited about taking these forward and hopefully starting to influence real change in our school and nursery grounds." Local Authority Officer

The cost is likely to be around £975 including flights, travel and accommodation and there is further information on the Grounds for Learning website. If you'd like to register your interest or find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There is a CSGN case study on Natural Play with Grounds for Learning available for those interested in this subject.