Learning in Northumberland National Park

We believe that the special qualities of Northumberland – its rich history, diverse species of flora and fauna, and great geographical features – provide a unique environment for learning outside the classroom, in which we can facilitate authentic, practical experiences, including the opportunity for individuals to direct their own learning.

We seek to involve the wide-ranging expertise of our own staff, plus the range of practitioners and businesses across the Park that we partner with, to ensure those experiences are rich in variety, as well as high quality.

Visit our dedicated learning pages on The Sill website to find out more.


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Explore our range of learning opportunities in Northumberland National Park.


Our experienced learning staff and subject specialists can be booked to run sessions in your school, on sites in the National Park, and in the excellent teaching facilities within The Sill.

a group of school children looking through small telescopes at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Explore our offers for different age groups, or contact the team via the form on The Sill website to discuss the possibility of designing something bespoke for your students.

Find out more our Schools programmes on The Sill website.

Adult Learning

Northumberland National Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults, encompassing the wide range of subjects you can explore across the Park and within The Sill.

A course leader helps a woman at a spoon carving workshop

There are classes and courses available both within The Sill and out in the National Park – why not join a landscape art class, learn basic navigation skills, or find out how to identify bird calls?

Find out more about Adult Learning on The Sill website.


The Learning Team can run sessions to help familiarise teachers of all age groups with our learning programme, highlighting the many learning opportunities Northumberland National Park has to offer.

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre Building

Find out more about Continuous Professional Development on The Sill website.