What We Do


Adult Education (PCDL)

The Eco Centre Skegness offer a wide range of courses from 6 to 25 hours in length that are fully funded by Lincolnshire County Council. Every course free of charge for people over 19 years of age. They are developed & suitable for people of all abilities and run at times to suit the needs of the individual or group. Activities run at the Eco Centre in Skegness in a safe, nurturing environment and cover a wide range of themes including Preparation for Employment, Health & Safety, EcoWellness, Building Confidence, Family Learning, Gardening & Horticulture, Team working skills, Fun in the Forest, Volunteering skills and many more. Please drop us a line or message us through social media for more information and to find out how you can become involved in this free, fun-filled but valuable programme to help build skills and personal development. Courses can be adapted in a bespoke way free of charge to suit the needs of the individual

Adult Education


Volunteering & Work Placements

We offer Volunteering & Work Placement opportunities every day of the week for those wanting to learn new skills or brush up on existing skills. This could simply be to build your personal development or prepare for work through one of our many ‘Preparation for Employment’ sessions, giving you skills to gain a job or to help you volunteer in your community.
You will find many different volunteering opportunities available at the Eco Centre throughout the week and we aim to offer exciting and interesting opportunities based around the needs of the volunteer & at times suited to you. Involvement could be for 2 hours a month or 2 days per week, it’s entirely up to you as opportunities are available at ‘Volunteer Days’ or more informal ‘pop in’ sessions. Whatever you choose, you’ll have a great time, feel healthier by spending time outdoors, reconnect with nature and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Your involvement could be pottering in the gardens, working in the woods, creating habitats or helping make the forest a special place for people of all ages and for struggling local wildlife. You may want to let your creative & craft side free around the woods or help out at some of our regular events.


The Eco-Wellness Project reaches out to people of all ages & abilities suffering from stress, anxiety or general poor mental health and who would benefit from being involved in a wide range of engaging, relaxing, therapeutic, healthy community-based innovative indoor & outdoor activities. It improves your well-being & physical health, your feeling of self-belief, motivation, pride and allows you to feel less isolated – and have some fun.
The Project offers a range of healthy, exciting, engaging and relaxing user-centred activities indoors and outdoors in the comfort & safety of the relaxed Eco Centre in Skegness. Activities will take place up to 7 days per week throughout the year at times to suit the needs of the participants. There are specific sessions taking place dependent on individual’s need & offers opportunities to people irrespective of age, ability or background.
Some of the benefits of being involved
Improving your wellness and personal safety
Increasing your feeling of self-belief, self-esteem & self-confidence
Improve your positive relationships, physical & mental health
Builds skills across a range of subject areas where your individual needs are identified and met.



The Move Project

The MOVE Project is a Big Lottery Fund/ ESF funded Building Better Opportunities project aiming to help those people furthest away from employment to identify, address and overcome barriers to finding paid work.
It brings together a strong network of 24 local third sector organisations and colleges to build on existing employability services and provide more consistent, accessible and joined-up support.
It is completely independent of DWP or Jobcentre Plus, and participation is in no way mandatory. All support is offered free of charge, and clients may be eligible for funding towards care and travel costs to help them participate. AT the Eco Centre we run a very successful Project that has helped many many people develop their skills and confidence through a range of support activities matched to their individual needs.
Support available to clients
Tailored one-to-one support with a trained advisor throughout the programme
Setting SMART actions and goals to measure success
Employability support, including CV writing, interview practice and job clubs
Volunteering as a route to employment
Digital skills training
Learning and skills development; opportunities to gain qualifications
Mentoring and progression support
Financial support for childcare, respite care and travel expenses

The ARK Project (Acts of Random Kindness)

The ARK project was developed during Covid-19 to allow local people. Our volunteers and others to become involved in community support activities. Some of the things we have done have been picking over 400 bunches of Daffodils and taking them to local front-line workers, from nurseries, our local hospital, nursing and care homes, doctors surgeries, schools and many other organisations who carried on during the pandemic. People weren’t able to visit the Eco-Centre during lockdown to enjoy our show of Daffodils so we thought we would take some to them to brighten their days. We also grew and distributed Sunflowers seedlings to local people, and support ed a local group to lant trees and create a safe, calm space on a patch of neglected ground. 

The Ark project


Education – School in the Woods

Are you looking to escape the classroom for a one-off visit or arrange a regular programme that boosts children’s progress over a term or whole school year?
The Eco-Centre at Skegness conducts an innovative outdoor education programme ‘School in the Woods’ offers a wide range of pupil-centred sessions based wholly on the needs of the group or the relevant topics being studied in your setting. We work with Early Years settings, Primary, Secondary & Special schools, colleges, universities and home educators to provide exceptional outdoor learning experiences for individuals & groups of all ages and abilities. The comments we mostly hear from groups is ‘we don’t want to go’ and ‘that was the best day ever’!
Contact us to discuss your needs – your learning adventure starts here!
A person-centred approach is at the heart of our practice – where we support individuals of all abilities to get the most out of nature-based learning.
The School in the Woods programmes covers the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 at our woodland site using a Forest School ethos.
The bespoke sessions support national curriculum/EYFS requirements through diverse outdoor activities that connect children with nature in a meaningful, hands-on way.  Join us for storytelling, singing, exploration, discovery, bushcraft, survival, adventure, team games and purposeful play in the exciting environment of the ECO centre – one of our mottos is ‘Explore & Experience’
We aim for every child to have a safe, inspiring and enjoyable visit where self-esteem, confidence and social skills are promoted. Each session is differentiated to suit the ages/abilities of the children, fully risk assessed and planned by our experienced staff. We can accommodate most learning themes and topics within the natural rhythm of our outdoor sessions.

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