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Residential Trips for Schools

Outdoor pursuits activity centres

Residential outdoor education has numerous benefits for school children and young adults alike. Team bonding activities, individual skills development, confidence building outdoor pursuits, plus the experience of living together 24 hours a day, all combine to ensure each and every student will benefit from a residential activity school trip.

Away from home, perhaps for the first time, school residential trips form such an important part of growing up and are the perfect opportunity for a valuable learning experience. Make your school's annual residential as stress free as possible by getting help with risk assessments, lesson plans, free inspection visits and places for teachers. We can even help with quotes for coach hire.

Only looking for Group Accommodation? Towards the bottom of this page you will find our complete guide to choosing and planning your primary or secondary school's next residential activity holiday.


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Popular Residential Trip, July 2017: UKSA
UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards. The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. We can incorporate Skills for Life into our four-night residential activity visits. ...Details & Enquire



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UKSA

UKSA

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Using sailing, watersports and other outdoor activities we challenge, empower and educate young people. Over 6,000 school pupils come to our main waterfront campus every year. Bespoke packages include accommodation, food, kit and tuition. ...
UKSA

Multi Activity - Medina Valley

Multi Activity - Medina Valley

London & South East
The Medina Valley Centre nestles on the banks of the River Medina, at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight. Our activities are centred in and around the river with a range of water, land and ropes activities; with a focus on personal development....
Multi Activity - Medina Valley

Plas Menai

Plas Menai

Wales
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. Passionate about the outdoors we offer unforgettable experiences and activities to empower young people, developing confidence and communication skills. ...
Plas Menai

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wales
Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase


Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...
Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

The Garden House

The Garden House

Midlands
Great Value residential School trips at our 17th Century former hotel located in the beautiful Market Town of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Trips can be designed around a multitude of outdoor/indoor activities to suit all groups. exclusive use or shared. ...
The Garden House

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures - London South East

London & South East
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - London South East

Really Wild School Camps

Really Wild School Camps

London & South East
"If you can survive and thrive in the wild, then you can learn to do so in your school , home and personal life too!" We use nature to inspire learning in the most powerful of ways, in and out of the classroom. ...
Really Wild School Camps


Allnatt Isle of Wight

Allnatt Isle of Wight

London & South East
With our wide variety of activities and action packed courses we can provide quality outdoor learning experiences for all. Our Key Stage range is designed to challenge and stimulate every age group. ...
Allnatt Isle of Wight

Prehistory Day Trips

Prehistory Day Trips

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Step back into Ancient Britain at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement near Hertford. With a host of themed Prehistory educational visits from Stone Age to Iron Age, your class will be immersed in ancient Britain....
Prehistory Day Trips

In2action Whitemead Forest Park

In2action Whitemead Forest Park

South West
In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...
In2action Whitemead Forest Park

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Wales
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre based in the heart of Snowdonia delivering bespoke High Quality Outdoor Learning to schools and groups across a wide range of environments and adventurous activities. ...
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre


Dobroyd Castle Activity Centre

Dobroyd Castle Activity Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
Robinwood centres provide residential activity courses available for the 8 to 11 year old age group. 3 days at Robinwood are a fantastic experience with our dedicated staff team ensuring that both teachers and ...
Dobroyd Castle Activity Centre

Conway Centres Oaklands

Conway Centres Oaklands

Wales
We offer High Quality Outdoor Education in a residential setting in The Snowdonia National Park. Our activities are adventurous, and challenging and support the curriculum you deliver in school. Experience it for Real at Oaklands, bespoke adventure...
Conway Centres Oaklands

JCA - Mill Rythe

JCA - Mill Rythe

London & South East
Mill Rythe in Hampshire is our island centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum. ...
JCA - Mill Rythe

The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

London & South East
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods


Field Studies Council - Wales

Field Studies Council - Wales

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...
Field Studies Council - Wales

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Midlands
Forest-based adventurous activity and environmental courses set in 90 acres of oak woodland in the beautiful Wyre Forest. A range of accommodation includes the main centre, "glamping" pods, and a cottage in the wilds. All programmes are tailor-made. ...
Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House

Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House

London & South East
A large residential centre located in the stunning countryside of rural Kent on the North Downs and conveniently near to London, Margaret McMillan House has 26 acres of superb grounds to explore including woodland, ponds and a large camping area. ...
Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House

ACUK Pioneer Centre

ACUK Pioneer Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
ACUK Pioneer Centre offers superb residential trips for schools, covering a huge range of different activities including climbing, fencing, orienteering and much much more. ...
ACUK Pioneer Centre


Longridge

Longridge

London & South East
Outdoor Activity Centre in a beautiful Thameside location offering a complete range of land and water activities with a selection of flexible dining and accommodation solutions and its own Swallows and Amazons island in the Thames. ...
Longridge

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...
Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Encompass Training

Encompass Training

South West
Set in the heart of rural north Devon, Encompass Training is a historic grade 1 listed manor house. Encompass Training focuses on providing quality outdoor education experiences with sole occupancy. ...
Encompass Training

Hindleap Warren

Hindleap Warren

London & South East
Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges. ...
Hindleap Warren


Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

South West
Wide Horizons Townsend Centre overlooks the charming landscapes of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Swanage. We welcome you with a superb location, jaw-dropping views and a comprehensive range of adventure activities covering all subjects. ...
Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

South West
A multi-activity experience including camping in our Canvas Village. 10 tented bunkhouses within the Mendip Hills AONB and our 250 acre activity site. An onsite rocksport quarry and outdoor snowsport park make this a residential to remember! ...
Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

London & South East
Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House has 11 en-suite bedrooms, semi commercial kitchen and dining room, private garden and drive, wifi throughout. Unique space in London for groups, schools and colleges. ...
Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre

Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre

Midlands
We are located in a superb rural setting in an attractive village. The surrounding countryside provides a wide variety of contrasting landscapes and habitats which make the area ideal for the study of Geography, Science and Environmental Studies. ...
Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre


Fordell Firs National Activity Centre

Fordell Firs National Activity Centre

Scotland
Located on the outskirts of Dunfermline, just 40 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, Fordell Firs provides the perfect base for a school groups. We offer indoor dormitory accommodation, loads of activities on site, and an experienced instructor team....
Fordell Firs National Activity Centre

Scout Adventures - North England

Scout Adventures - North England

North
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - North England

CMC Adventure

CMC Adventure

Wales
Mountains, rivers, crags and the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia National Park; CMC Adventure will bring your children to the wilderness and give them memories they’ll never forget. ...
CMC Adventure

Ackers Adventure

Ackers Adventure

Midlands
Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip. ...
Ackers Adventure


Mount Cook

Mount Cook

Midlands
Mount Cook is a new not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District. ...
Mount Cook

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
Flatford Mill in Suffolk offers fieldwork for all ages from its fascinating, historic location. Day and residential trips available at this Field Studies Council location. ...
Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Midlands
There are three Kingswood residential adventure centres within easy reach of the Midlands – the original Kingswood Staffordshire centre; Peak Venture, with the beautiful Peak District on its doorstep and Dearne Valley, set in the former Earth Centr...
Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

East Anglia
Schools can enjoy a range of watersports and outdoor pursuits in our new activity centre, 11 miles from Norwich in East Anglia. As well as 37 acres of water, large indoor facilities provide a range of activities such as climbing, abseiling and more....
Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre


In2action Newland Park

In2action Newland Park

London & South East
Newland Park School Adventure Centre, is located in the heart of the countryside, next to the 17th Century Newland Manor with all the facilities and activities a Primary School could wish for. Its enviable location is close to Amersham. ...
In2action Newland Park

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

South West
Based on the edge of a SSSI nature reserve and the picturesque Christchurch Harbour, we offer bespoke trips for Field Studies and Outdoor Activities with highly qualified instructors fully accredited by AALA. ...
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Wales
Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres are situated on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect base for an inspiring range of Adventure Learning Activities, second to none! ...
Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Bentley Copse Activity Centre

Bentley Copse Activity Centre

London & South East
Primary and Secondary schools as well as Colleges and Special Groups choose Bentley Copse year on year for our excellent residential adventure activity programmes. ...
Bentley Copse Activity Centre


Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham Activity Centre

Wales
Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers. ...
Sealyham Activity Centre

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

All UK Regions
Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...
Multi-Activity Package

YHA Edale

YHA Edale

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
Outdoor adventures in the Peak District don’t get better than this! YHA Edale is a grand country house literally on the slopes of Kinder Scout, and surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Edale valley. ...
YHA Edale

Oaker Wood Leisure

Oaker Wood Leisure

Midlands
Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting...
Oaker Wood Leisure


Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Midlands
Envelop yourself in the nature and acquire the knowledge and skills of our ancestors with our unique range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Our Belvoir Castle estate woodland provides the perfect outdoor classroom to engage and inspire young minds....
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Vikings

Vikings

London & South East
Experience daily life as an Anglo Saxon, including living in a roundhouse and hands on farming. Re enact a viking raid starting in our life size longboat, hear the viking myths told around the fire. ...
Vikings

Field Studies Council - Midlands

Field Studies Council - Midlands

Midlands
Our fantastic Midlands locations are Preston Montford in Shropshire and Bishops Wood in Worcestershire. Both offer fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The locations are easy to reach while offering access to beautiful countryside....
Field Studies Council - Midlands

4th Dimension

4th Dimension

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
4th Dimension is an outdoor activities specialist with more than 25 years experience and a wide range of exciting activities are available at our Sussex centre. Your safety is of prime concern and our experienced staff are there to take care of you. ...
4th Dimension


Allnatt Swanage

Allnatt Swanage

South West
Quality Outdoor Learning Experiences. We are specialists in field work and outdoor adventurous activities in harmony with the Seashore, Coast & Woodlands. ...
Allnatt Swanage

The Manor House

The Manor House

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
South West
Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...
The Manor House

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

All UK Regions
Exclusive to COGO Primary, 'Happy Being Me' residentials combine classroom and outdoor activities to experience and practice key life skills. ...
COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

Edale

Edale

Midlands
In the heart of the Peak District moorland, YHA Edale is the ideal base for an active primary school residential trip with plenty of outdoor learning experiences and activities available. ...
Edale


Walton Firs Activity Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre

London & South East
Walton Firs Activity Centre is perfectly located in 36 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland, yet inside the M25 making it both a great venue for conducting on-site activities, and as a base for exploring London and the wider region. ...
Walton Firs Activity Centre

Field Studies Council - Scotland

Field Studies Council - Scotland

Scotland
Two fantastic locations in Scotland offering Curriculum for Excellence linked fieldwork for all ages. Inspire your students at either Kindrogan, Perthshire, by the stunning Scottish Highlands, or Millport on the shores of the Isle of Cumbrae. ...
Field Studies Council - Scotland

YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

London & South East
A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study....
YHA London Thameside

Dinton Activity Centre

Dinton Activity Centre

London & South East
Dinton Activity Centre provides a range of adventurous and environmental activities for learning outside of the classroom! ...
Dinton Activity Centre


Goblin Combe Environment Centre

Goblin Combe Environment Centre

South West
Steeped in Heritage and Folklore, Goblin Combe Environment Centre offers a secluded but accessible outdoor experience. Our activities delivered on our 130 acre woodland site are designed to build confidence, inspire learning and provide enjoyment ...
Goblin Combe Environment Centre

Safestay London

Safestay London

London & South East
Safestay has two fantasic properties in London. One located inside the beautiful Holland Park in West London and the other in Elephant and Castle within travel zone 1 of the city. Both properties are ideal for groups of all ages and sizes! ...
Safestay London

The Swanage Centre

The Swanage Centre

South West
The Swanage Centre offers high quality full-board accommodation for a variety of educational and recreational purposes. With excellent facilities and a convenient location, The Swanage Centre is a perfect base for field trips, outdoor activities, spo...
The Swanage Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

Scotland
We’re a friendly family run outdoor activity centre that’s been operating since 1988 and caters to a wide range of children’s groups all year round. From the smallest group sizes to over 100 and from day trips to week long residential holidays....
Galloway Activity Centre


Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

London & South East
The Medina Valley Centre nestles on the banks of the River Medina, at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight. Our field study staff are experienced Geography and Biology teachers who love to teach in the Great Outdoors. ...
Medina Valley Centre

COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

South West
Eden Project Adventure Centre, home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, provides you with an amazing eco-adventure. High spec en-suite bedrooms made from recycled shipping containers, combined with fantastic activities make this unique!...
COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

Culmington Manor

Culmington Manor

West Midlands
Culmington Manor is Manor Adventure's flagship outdoor pursuits centre, based in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. Experience and enjoy more than 35 adventurous activities on our 100 acre estate. Click to find out why we are so popular...
Culmington Manor

Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge

South West
North Devon's premier outdoor centre. Fantastic friendly staff, exciting activities in wonderful locations and tasty, wholesome food in great surroundings. Makes Skern Lodge the ideal destination for your next residential or day trip. ...
Skern Lodge


Lockerbie Manor

Lockerbie Manor

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Scotland
Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at ...
Lockerbie Manor

Snowdonia Adventure

Snowdonia Adventure

Wales
Come and experience a School adventure with a real difference. Action packed activity days in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. With a level of service we feel you will struggle to beat, our adventure trips really do have the Atlas Difference ...
Snowdonia Adventure

Conway Centres Beeston

Conway Centres Beeston

North
Situated less than a mile from Beeston Castle and within very private grounds this cosy and familiar centre lends itself to being used by primary groups. It offers opportunities for a variety of studies within the immediate environment. ...
Conway Centres Beeston

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Wales
Our activity centre is just outside the medieval walled town of Conwy. A great location with beaches, activity locations and sites of special interest close by. Full activity programmes specifically designed to meet your needs. ...
Pro-Active Adventure Conwy


YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project

South West
YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....
YHA Eden Project

COGO Travel Primary - Minehead Centre

COGO Travel Primary - Minehead Centre

South West
Minehead Adventure Centre, a stone’s throw from a fine sandy beach, is set in the perfect location. Combined with quality accommodation, all with en-suite facilities and boundless activities, makes this the ideal choice for Primary School breaks. ...
COGO Travel Primary - Minehead Centre

Path Hill Outdoors

Path Hill Outdoors

London & South East
We specialise in embedding the National Curriculum through an exciting style of delivery and themed days. Based in Oxfordshire within 800 acres of magical woodlands adjacent to the River Thames and on a working farm. ...
Path Hill Outdoors

Letton Hall

Letton Hall

East Anglia
Looking for the ideal base for your school residential in Norfolk? Look no further than Letton Hall - Sir John Soane's Norfolk masterpiece! Comfortable and flexible accommodation set in 10 acres of country gardens and woodland... ...
Letton Hall


Scottish Adventure

Scottish Adventure

Scotland
Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...
Scottish Adventure

YHA Langdale

YHA Langdale

North
YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. ...
YHA Langdale

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

London & South East
YMCA Fairthorne Manor has been providing memorable experiences for children and young people for over 50 years in a welcoming and inspiring environment deep in 111 acres of Hampshire countryside, nestled beside the River Hamble. ...
YMCA Fairthorne Manor

The Venture Centre

The Venture Centre

North
You peer through the window and Mona's Isle appears in the distance. As you get closer you see the outline of Conistor Rock and make out the entrance to Douglas Harbour the excitement builds and you haven't even arrived yet. ...
The Venture Centre


Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor

South West
Accessible Activity Adventures for All! ...
Calvert Trust Exmoor

Safe and Sound Outdoors

Safe and Sound Outdoors

Wales
If you are looking for a school residential, an activity day at your school, a short break or a full on wilderness adventure then this is the place to find it all. We have 15 years experience booking school trips. ...
Safe and Sound Outdoors

Meggernie National Activity Centre

Meggernie National Activity Centre

Scotland
Explorers of all ages will find plenty to discover in this natural playground. Meggernie National Activity Centre is perfect for learning survival skills, exploring nature or simply appreciating the great outdoors. ...
Meggernie National Activity Centre

The Horstead Centre

The Horstead Centre

East Anglia
40 years of delivering life enhancing, curriculum enriching opportunities for schools. Reassuringly not for profit we exist solely to meet the needs of your children and provide outstanding educational, personal, spiritual and social experiences. ...
The Horstead Centre


Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre

Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre

Midlands
Experience the true outdoors; all of our sessions are located in a real outdoor environment, from kayaking down grade 2 rapids, to abseiling down 90ft of limestone on the famous Symonds Yat Rock. ...
Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

London & South East
Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and offers an extensive range of site activities, all linked to the National Curriculum as well as various accommodation options for organised groups. ...
Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Activity Centre

Beaudesert Activity Centre

Midlands
Beaudesert Activity Centre located in Staffordshire, offers amazing residential trips for Schools. We've got nice accommodation blocks, we've got great activities, our food is all home cooked, but what really makes us worth a visit is our staff. ...
Beaudesert Activity Centre

YHA York

YHA York

North
Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York. ...
YHA York


Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

London & South East
We are based on a farm, in a forest, by a river and near the sea, so the array of habitats is vast! We have residential accommodation at our farm and wonderful treehouse classrooms based in ancient mixed woodland nearby. ...
Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

London & South East
Envelop yourself in the natural world and acquire the knowledge and skills of our ancestors with our unique range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Our 250 acre woodland provides the perfect outdoor classroom to engage and inspire young minds ...
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Kingswood

Kingswood

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
Successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence and increase pupil engagement and attainment back in class. We offer a wide range of activities at our nine outdoor activity centres in the UK and one in France. ...
Kingswood

JCA - Rookesbury

JCA - Rookesbury

London & South East
Rookesbury is on of our flagship centres and, with a unique combination of a mind-blowing setting and exciting on-site activities, we believe we have a winning formula that’s guaranteed to motivate and stimulate your student’s minds! ...
JCA - Rookesbury


The Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

The Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

Wales
The Red Ridge Centre is set in the beautiful hills of mid Wales and has offered an extensive range of exciting, and every evolving, outdoor activities to all ages, for almost 40 years. Modern accommodation is provided for up to 120 young people. ...
The Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

East Anglia
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is set within Whitlingham Country Park, just on the outskirts of Norwich, offering bespoke, high quality trips in a complete range of water and land activities to children, young people and the wider community. ...
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

Alex Rider

Alex Rider

All UK Regions
Turn your students into super agents, watch them reap the rewards of team work, enjoy the thrills of the great outdoors, and ignite a passion for reading with our two the YHA Alex Rider Spy packages. ...
Alex Rider

Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House

London & South East
At Woodrow we offer your school a bespoke programme of exciting activities, focussing on self development and learning whilst having fun. This charming 17th century manor is situated within 24 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Chilterns. ...
Woodrow High House


YHA Cardiff Central

YHA Cardiff Central

Wales
Brand new for 2015, the 100 room YHA Cardiff Central is perfect for school trips. Classroom space, coach parking and an amazing location mean it's the ideal base for a class trip. Close to all major cultural and educational hotspots in Cardiff. ...
YHA Cardiff Central

Countryside Education Trust

Countryside Education Trust

London & South East
We are based on a farm, by a river, in a forest, near the sea! Lots of wonderful activities are available from bushcraft to looking after our farm animals to visiting historic sites. Oh, and children rate our food 5/5! ...
Countryside Education Trust

Outback 2 Basics

Outback 2 Basics

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
A fantastic way to get the children really immersed in the wilderness. Interactive and hands on workshops.You can even sleep out in your own shelters to truly get back to basics. Bring the Stone Age alive or Learn Bushcraft and survival skills! ...
Outback 2 Basics

Conway Centres Delamere

Conway Centres Delamere

North
Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature. ...
Conway Centres Delamere


The Sustainability Centre Residentials

The Sustainability Centre Residentials

London & South East
The Sustainability Centre offers residential trips, day visits, forest school, farm visits and alternative education within our stunning 55 acre woodland with access to beautiful countryside in the South Downs National Park. ...
The Sustainability Centre Residentials

COGO Travel Primary - South Downs

COGO Travel Primary - South Downs

London & South East
Action-packed adventure awaits in the rolling hills on the South Downs Way with stunning farmhouse accommodation. Based in Lewes, this recently refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings offers an enviable base for the perfect residential! ...
COGO Travel Primary - South Downs

In2action Belsey Bridge

In2action Belsey Bridge

East Anglia
In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...
In2action Belsey Bridge

In2action Gaveston Hall

In2action Gaveston Hall

London & South East
In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...
In2action Gaveston Hall


Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - London South East

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...
Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - North of England

Field Studies Council - North of England

North
3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...
Field Studies Council - North of England

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
“Laying foundations for positive futures” Stubbers Adventure Centre has the biggest variety of onsite adventure activities in the South East if not the UK. Set in 130 acres of picturesque grounds, close to the M25, Stubbers has it all. ...
Stubbers Adventure Centre

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

East Anglia
We're an innovative Centre for Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection, with 14.5 acres of woodland and meadow, and a homely Victorian house on site. We'd love to welcome you and your students here! ...
Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre


Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

East Anglia
Belchamps is set in 30 acres of fields and woodland in the Essex countryside. We have a large range of exciting activities for all ages, and five indoor accommodation dorms to choose from to make the perfect residential or day visit for your class. ...
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

ACUK Whitemoor Lakes

ACUK Whitemoor Lakes

Midlands
Whitemoor Lakes is the perfect destination for schools trips covering 25 acres of grassland and having a shallow 40 acre lake on site means there's plenty of space for school activities. ...
ACUK Whitemoor Lakes

Conway Centres Tattenhall

Conway Centres Tattenhall

North
Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too. ...
Conway Centres Tattenhall

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

Wales
In Pembrokeshire, Pro-Active Adventure offer some of the most spectacular activity venues in South Wales. We have a full range of activity programmes that are developed to meet the individual needs of your pupil group. Programmes last from 1 - 5 days...
Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven


Shortenills

Shortenills

London & South East
Shortenills Environmental Centre offers a dynamic and creative approach to learning in a diverse and beautiful setting. Well equipped classrooms, dining area and dormitories with new programmes for a day visit or residential deliverin great learning....
Shortenills

Weardale Adventure Centre

Weardale Adventure Centre

North
We are a provider of high quality adventure activities and outdoor adventure education. We tailor our programmes and activities to your requirements whether residential or day visitors. We have facilities to accommodate 80 residential guests. ...
Weardale Adventure Centre

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Kip in a Ship on HMS Belfast is a sleepover experience for adventurous crews! UK school and youth groups can sleepover in the original sleeping quarters of this historic Second World War warship – they will even stay in real sailors’ bunks. ...
Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

All UK Regions
Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...
International Baccalaureate Diploma


Ufton Court

Ufton Court

London & South East
Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor House set within 16 acres of historical grounds and woodland. Specialist teachers offer living history topics on Romans, Vikings, Tudors and much much more. We also do bushcraft activities too. ...
Ufton Court

Cardiff City Sleepover

Cardiff City Sleepover

Wales
Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and under the iconic roof of Wales Millennium Centre, we provide tailor-made stays for groups in order to ensure that your stay in the Welsh capital is jam-packed full of outdoor and indoor adventure. ...
Cardiff City Sleepover

Govilon Activity Centre

Govilon Activity Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Wales
Govilon Activity Centre For exhilarating, memorable experiences for your school with exciting activities in the great outdoors. These valuable and enjoyable experiences learnt when we are young often stay with us for life. ...
Govilon Activity Centre

Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay

Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay

Wales
Llangrannog is nestled on Ceredigion’s beautiful coastline, between the sea and the countryside. With over 20 indoor and outdoor activities waiting for you, from the dry ski slope to horse riding – everyone’s sure to enjoy a visit to Llangranno...
Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay


Conway Centres Anglesey

Conway Centres Anglesey

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible....
Conway Centres Anglesey

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

North
Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Aylmerton Field Study Centre

Aylmerton Field Study Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
We are a small family-run centre in beautiful North Norfolk. Managed by teachers and led by wonderful, experienced instructors, we offer a range of outdoor learning activities, linked to the curriculum, but with our own indefinable special something....
Aylmerton Field Study Centre

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Midlands
Ingestre Hall - a historic setting for the only dedicated Arts Residential Centre in the UK. Managed by Sandwell Council, Ingestre has been delivering high quality residential Arts programmes for schools and youth groups for more than 55 years. ...
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre


Parkwood Outdoors

Parkwood Outdoors

Wales
At Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer we offer all year round, exciting outdoor educational adventures for children of all ages. We are located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and have a fantastic variety of fun activities to choose from. ...
Parkwood Outdoors

Green Park

Green Park

London & South East
Green Park, part of the ALF Villages Charity, has over 80 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside filled with outdoor adventure activities. With residential blocks, lodges and camping and 18 activities every day can be an adventure. ...
Green Park

Romans

Romans

London & South East
Prepare for the threat of a Roman invasion before meeting a Roman citizen and discover Roman customs and inventions. The session ends with a lively re enactment of the story of Boudicca. ...
Romans

YHA Ilam Hall

YHA Ilam Hall

Midlands
With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions. ...
YHA Ilam Hall


Safestay Edinburgh

Safestay Edinburgh

Scotland
Based in the heart of the Old Town off the Royal Mile, some of the city's most famed sights such as, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood are only a stone throw away! ...
Safestay Edinburgh

London

London

London & South East
Don your lab coat because you’re going to get hands on lab experience visiting L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre, Centre of Cell and not to mention the Science Museum to name a few of the many science based excursions possible. ...
London

Conway Centres Burwardsley

Conway Centres Burwardsley

North
Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies. ...
Conway Centres Burwardsley

TYF

TYF

Wales
Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife....
TYF


Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

South West
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories. ...
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Allnatt School Camps

Allnatt School Camps

All UK Regions
We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP ...
Allnatt School Camps

Holmbury St Mary

Holmbury St Mary


Holmbury St Mary offers the ideal base for your primary school residential. The rural location offers a large range of fun activities and outdoor learning experiences. ...
Holmbury St Mary

Anglesey Outdoors

Anglesey Outdoors

Wales
Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff. ...
Anglesey Outdoors


Field Studies Council - South West

Field Studies Council - South West

South West
A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...
Field Studies Council - South West

Kingswood - Northumberland

Kingswood - Northumberland

North
Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment. Fly through the air on our 3G swing or get closer to nature and build a shelter in the woods. ...
Kingswood - Northumberland

Longrigg Residential Centre

Longrigg Residential Centre

North
Big environments lead to big experiences which lead to big learning. Come down a cave, climb up a mountain, jump in a river...a week with us will leave you with lasting memories and valuable lessons. ...
Longrigg Residential Centre

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales, Midlands
Come and experience the magic of Longtown! Our old coaching inn is the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. ...
Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre


JCA - Croft Farm

JCA - Croft Farm

Midlands
Croft Farm is JCA's dedicated watersports centre in the Cotswolds and offers a wide range of adventurous water and land based outdoor activities in line with the national curriculum. ...
JCA - Croft Farm

Discovery Package

Discovery Package

All UK Regions
Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...
Discovery Package

Inspired Outdoor Adventure Centre

Inspired Outdoor Adventure Centre

London & South East
Would you like a bespoke Outdoor Learning Package designed for your school needs, ranging from 1 hour to a few days, encouraging outdoor skills & team building? We provide all equipment for activities such as canoeing, raft build, zip line building ...
Inspired Outdoor Adventure Centre

The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Palace

The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Palace

London & South East
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Palace


The Kepplewray Centre

The Kepplewray Centre

North
Kepplewray is a residential Outdoor Activity centre set in the Lake District National Park which offers a very wide range of outdoor activities for schools. All are designed to overcome fears, build confidence improve team-working as well as learning...
The Kepplewray Centre

Open Door Adventure

Open Door Adventure

Wales
Open Door Adventure Centre provides action packed adventure in North Wales. Our centre provides twenty Adventure Activities Team Building all on our 25 Acre Site(no Travel) Dolben Mansion Hall provides accommodation for 40 people. AALS Licenced. ...
Open Door Adventure

The Exploration Society UK Wide

The Exploration Society UK Wide

London & South East
The Exploration Society offer a range of expeditions for KS2-KS5. We aim to make organising a residential trip as stress-free for teachers as possible whilst providing a life-changing experience for all the children that attend. ...
The Exploration Society UK Wide

Eden

Eden

South West
Eden Project Adventure Centre, home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, provides an amazing eco-adventure. High spec en-suite bedrooms made from recycled shipping containers, combined with fantastic activities makes this trip unique! ...
Eden


Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre

Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre

Scotland
Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre is a first-class fully catered facility offering the perfect setting to try a wealth of outdoor activities including water sports, rock climbing, mountain biking and walks to suit all ages. ...
Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

All UK Regions
Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

JCA - Condover Hall

JCA - Condover Hall

Midlands
Condover Hall in Shropshire is JCA's flagship centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum. ...
JCA - Condover Hall

Abernant Lake

Abernant Lake

Wales
Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment. ...
Abernant Lake


YHA Holmbury St Mary

YHA Holmbury St Mary

London & South East
YHA Holmbury is set in woodland grounds close to Holmbury Hill which has panoramic views of the North and South Downs. You'll find 4,000 acres of woodland great for walking, mountain biking and horse-riding. ...
YHA Holmbury St Mary

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

North
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

YMCA Winchester House

YMCA Winchester House

London & South East
Flexible residential group accommodation in a stunning cliff-top location in Shanklin. The rich history & geology of the beautiful Isle of Wight make it the perfect venue for your educational school trip. Discounted ferry fares for our guests. ...
YMCA Winchester House

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
Hilltop Outdoor Centre in Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast is a high quality, family run independent Outdoor Education Centre offering an array of Adventure Activities, Field Studies & Team Building Challenges. ...
Hilltop Outdoor Centre


Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Wales
Trewern is a multi-activity and field study centre on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our highly qualified teaching staff provide adventurous and educational residential courses that bring the best out of young people. ...
Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Cumbrae Watersports Centre

Cumbrae Watersports Centre

Scotland
Cumbrae offers the perfect location for a watersports or multiactivity school trip. We are part of the 'Sail to Learn' scheme that uses sailing to help teach parts of the 'Curriculum for Excellence' ...
Cumbrae Watersports Centre

Ardentinny

Ardentinny

Scotland
If you are looking for the very best in residential outdoor education, the finest food at any centre, and seasonal price variations to make a visit affordable for one and all, we believe you will find it at Ardentinny ...
Ardentinny

YHA Ironbridge Coalport

YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Midlands
In the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, in a small town famous for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, we offer two hostels that are ideal for your next residential. ...
YHA Ironbridge Coalport


Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

Wales
Glan-llyn is an outdoor education centre situated on the edge of Llyn Tegid and sits within the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. With the mountains, lake and breathtaking scenery – what better backdrop is there for a fun-filled adventure? ...
Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

Scout Adventures - South West

Scout Adventures - South West

South West
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - South West

Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre

Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre

Midlands
Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre specialises in providing adventurous activity programmes for young people. We currently offer both residential trips and day visits. ...
Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre

Hesley Wood

Hesley Wood

North
Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...
Hesley Wood


School Residentials in London

School Residentials in London

London & South East
Head to the capital to bring learning alive with a huge variety of activities and sights - not forgetting 22 National Museums on offer. Discover Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, along with the Eye, Madame Tussauds and London Dungeons....
School Residentials in London

Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village

Northern Ireland
Share Discovery Village is Ireland's largest residential activity centre, offering a range of over 30 activities onsite to both able-bodied and disabled people. SHARE is based on the picturesque shores of Upper Lough Erne. ...
Share Discovery Village

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

East Anglia
Based on the North Norfolk coast, Holt Hall provides a residential experience for up to 70 students and 8 staff on a private estate of 75 acres of woodland and gardens. It provides opportunities to learn outside the classroom and develop new skills. ...
Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

Camp Hill

Camp Hill

North
Set in over 300 acres of open parkland & woods, yet only 1 mile from the A1, the Camp Hill Estate have over 20 years experience in delivering outdoor activities and residential stays for children of all ages and abilities. ...
Camp Hill


Safestay York

Safestay York

North
Safestay York is nestled in the city walls of the Micklegate, the elegant Georgian townhouse is the perfect base for groups to explore this magical city. ...
Safestay York

Edgmond Hall

Edgmond Hall

Midlands
A converted Georgian farm (with small animals)in fabulous grounds, with friendly full-time staff, offers a wide range of outdoor creative "learning adventure" activities to provide a special learning experience. KS1, lower and upper KS2 specialists. ...
Edgmond Hall

Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

Wales
With almost 11 acres of beautiful grounds, Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre is set above the picturesque town of Llangollen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get ready for an unforgettable adventurous experience by the River Dee and Horseshoe Falls! ...
Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
South West
Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...
Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon


Eaton Vale Activity Centre

Eaton Vale Activity Centre

East Anglia
Located in Norwich, Eaton Vale Activity Centre are an LOtC centre who are able to cater for your educational needs in a warm and welcome atmosphere at Norfolk's premier Activity Centre. ...
Eaton Vale Activity Centre


school residential planning


primary school residential

Primary School Groups

For many primary school children, the school residential may be their first time away from home. For such an important life experience, finding an activity centre that will give your pupils a challenging but safe experience is vital. Primary aged children will benefit most from lots of new activities and experiences, allowing them to grow in confidence and learn some new skills. A good residential activity centre will employ instructors who have the ability to work with primary school groups to make each activity session valuable for every child.


secondary school residential

Secondary School Groups

Secondary school groups will have slightly different learning objectives when it comes to a residential activity holiday. Teachers may be looking to cement relationships within a new year group by allowing students to work together in teams, or the trip may be an opportunity to give soon to be school leavers some key skills before they enter the work place. Whatever the objective, a secondary school residential is a good way to mix curriculum linked learning with outdoor fun and adventure.


field studies

Residential Field Studies

If your school group are looking for an environmental field studies based residential trip then we can help with that too! We have a great choice of teacher led, accommodation only centres, as well as those that specialise in multi day fieldwork trips for all key stages of the curriculum. For geography or science based residential study trips, take a look at the following page: Field Studies



How to Choose a Residential Centre

Local authority managed Outdoor Education Centres have been providing outdoor learning experiences for school children since the 1950s. In recent years the number of council run centres has been in steep decline, as public spending is slashed and service provision is shifted to the private sector. Thankfully for schools wishing to book a residential activity week, there are still plenty of specialist centres available to offer adventurous activities to your students. With so many residential activity options for teachers to choose from, how do you choose between them and what is most important?

residential costCost - for the majority of schools who ask us to help them find a good residential activity centre, cost is a one of, and in many cases, the single most important factors. Schools cannot afford to pay the full cost of the trip, so will ask parents for a voluntary contribution. Clearly the lower the cost of the trip, the more children will be able to attend. Getting quotes from a number of activity centres is something every school should do. You can also look at additional sources of funding too. Think about how far ahead you book your trip - lots of schools leave organising their residential until the last minute. This can work in their favour if they are looking at off-peak times of the year, which centres are starting to offer discounted late availability, but for popular weeks, booking early is recommended if you want to get the best prices. While cost is important, we don't think it should always be the deciding factor.

residential safetySafety - safety is important for every year group. A well run, professional residential centre will have a number of industry standard badges, awards or certificates to show that their management practices, staff and safety procedures are up to scratch. Some examples of these include the LOtC, AALA, and Adventure Mark. The instructors will be responsible for the children's safety, though most activities will include tuition so that students can take some responsibility themselves.

residential planningPlanning - organising your school residential holiday involves a fair bit of planning, but most activity centres know how to make the job easier by providing help in the form of kit lists, meal request sheets, and travel arrangements. General advice is to give yourself as much time as possible when booking your school residential, if nothing else it means the more popular venues are less likely to be already booked up for your preferred week.

residential inspectionInspection - An inspection visit will allow you to see the facilities on offer and make it much easier to judge whether the centre is a good fit for your school. Brochures and websites can give a good indication, but seeing first hand is always preferable if you can spare the time. While you are visiting, make sure you take a list of prepared questions that cover any issues or concerns you may have.

residential learning outcomesOutcomes - Learning outcomes is one of the biggest buzz words when it comes to school trips. Enjoyment of the experience itself is great, but ideally you want to be able to demonstrate that your students will benefit from participation, teamwork, physical and competitive achievements, learning new skills, and a whole host of other key benefits.


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