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Tentipi Event Tents for Schools

Our tipis take inspiration from the kåta, the traditional home of the Sami people. We have combined this traditional design with innovative new features and premium materials to create extremely robust and long-lasting structures. 

The timber and canvas construction creates atmospheric and inviting spaces which complement natural surroundings and allow groups to be amongst nature while sheltered from the elements. 

We have a growing number of educational organisations using our tents, including both primary and secondary schools, forest schools, museums, scout groups and activity centres.


structures for outdoor learning

“There is a growing body of research that shows outdoor education has a positive effect on knowledge attainment and health, and this is reflected in the feedback that we receive from customers who use their tents for outdoor learning. Our structures provide children and teachers with inspiring outdoor classrooms to enhance learning.”
Ed Wright, Managing Director of Tentipi Event Tents UK & Ireland

Designed to withstand Scandinavian winters, our tents are extremely robust structures that can be used all year round. Our canvas has the highest level of water-repellent properties available, and our timber poles are rigorously lab-tested to ensure their strength. 


schools outdoor education

Our tents are available in a range of sizes, with capacities from 16 to many hundreds in linked tents. Some tents can have sides opened or closed depending on the weather. The time required to pitch them varies from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the model. They can be easily moved or packed away and stored.

We provide detailed training documents and videos to all customers and offer an on-site training and installation service. Our customers receive Safety Manuals and have access to draft method statements, risk assessments and after-sales support for the life of their tents.


schools and outdoor learning structures

“To say we're loving the tipi would be an understatement. The children absolutely love it too, of course. They have performed in it for an evening musical event, used it for silent discos, completed art projects, had lunch when the weather is bad, had lunch when the weather is good, enjoyed assemblies, reading opportunities, science investigations and more...we also have big plans for Santa's Grotto in December. The list goes on and, just to emphasise - we love it!”
Dan Vidler, Deputy Headteacher at Coxley Primary School, UK


Tentipi event tents for outdoor learning

For more information about using Tentipi Event Tents for outdoor learning, please get in touch.


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There is no denying that times are challenging for all of us who work in the events industry.

Despite the restrictions being placed on the industry we are seeing many of our customers adapt and find new ways to work.

Karen Thorp-Cleaver, owner of prize winning UK rental business Tipi Unique, tells us the story of how she and her team have adjusted to the ‘new normal’ and her belief that the events industry will recover…

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