2 teenagers looking into a glass animal case

About us

The Hive, nestled deep in Epping Forest, offers outdoor educational activities for schools, families, adults and community groups.

With a legacy of over fifty years, proud holders of the Department for Education approved national Council for Learning Outside the Classroom award many of our users return again and again.

Come to The Hive and learn about our natural environment first hand finding out about positive actions that tackle our climate and ecological emergencies.

As a visitor you'll be equipped with age-appropriate knowledge and experiences; helping you to make choices to protect the natural world.

Excellent personal service and children well looked after. Very knowledgeable. Will book for other year groups.

Key Stage 1 teacher, Waltham Forest

You do everything so well; engaging the children and giving them the courage to have a go and just enjoy - worth every penny!

Key stage 2 teacher, Waltham Forest