South East England & East Anglia Activity Centres

Residential study centres School Trips London & South East

The counties of the South East of England, including Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire, combine to form the most populous region in the country. Further north, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex form East Anglia. With so many schools looking for residential study centres and group accommodation, these regions are dotted with plenty of excellent quality school venues.

We know some schools based in Central London struggle to get very far out of the capital as the journey times are prohibitive. For this reason we chose to work with a handful of high quality residential study centres located close to the M25, at all compass points from the centre of the city, so if you are on a budget you want something close to home, we can help.

Further out and the choice of venues grows significantly. We continue to recommend the excellent Path Hill outdoor centre on the southern edge of the Chilterns, Adventure Central on the South Downs, and In2Action near Horsham in West Sussex. If Hampshire is in your search area then we have more school activity residential trip venues than you could wish for. Schools around Portsmouth, Southampton or Bournemouth really are spoiled for choice, the three excellent venues on the Isle of Wight alone.


UKSA
UKSA
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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Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

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

Vikings

Vikings

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

YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

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

Romans

Romans

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


In2action Gaveston Hall

In2action Gaveston Hall

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

Inspired Outdoor Adventure Centre

Inspired Outdoor Adventure Centre

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

Letton Hall

Letton Hall

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

Discovery Package

Discovery Package

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


Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - London South East

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Ufton Court

Ufton Court

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

Path Hill Outdoors

Path Hill Outdoors

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

JCA - Mill Rythe

JCA - Mill Rythe

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 Exploration Society UK Wide

The Exploration Society UK Wide

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

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

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

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

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


Eaton Vale Activity Centre

Eaton Vale Activity Centre

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

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

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

The Sustainability Centre Residentials

The Sustainability Centre Residentials

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Allnatt Isle of Wight

Allnatt Isle of Wight

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


In2action Newland Park

In2action Newland Park

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

JCA - Rookesbury

JCA - Rookesbury

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

First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Enrich your children's daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations children are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts ...
First Hand Experiences

Prehistory Day Trips

Prehistory Day Trips

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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


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

Longridge

Longridge

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

Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House

Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House

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

Prehistory Residential Trips

Prehistory Residential Trips

Immerse your pupils in Prehistory as you journey from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age Warriors and experience the thrill of sleeping in roundhouses at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement. ...
Prehistory Residential Trips


UKSA

UKSA

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Alex Rider

Alex Rider

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

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

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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


The Gordon Brown Centre

The Gordon Brown Centre

The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms and designed facil...
The Gordon Brown Centre

Safestay London

Safestay London

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

London Tour  - Adaptable Travel

London Tour - Adaptable Travel

Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip....
London Tour - Adaptable Travel

Shortenills

Shortenills

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


School Residentials in London

School Residentials in London

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

The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

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

COGO Travel Primary - South Downs

COGO Travel Primary - South Downs

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

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

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


4th Dimension

4th Dimension

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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 School Camps

Allnatt School Camps

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

Walton Firs Activity Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre

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


Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

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

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

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

Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

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


Bentley Copse Activity Centre

Bentley Copse Activity Centre

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

Green Park

Green Park

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

Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

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....
Medina Valley Centre

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

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


Habitat Study Trips

Habitat Study Trips

Enjoy a curriculum linked day of hands -on habitat study with surveys of pond, woodland,rare chalk grassland and meadow. Use sweep nets and pond nets, observe creatures under magnification and discover and identify predator and prey in a food chain. ...
Habitat Study Trips

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

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

Countryside Education Trust

Countryside Education Trust

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

Adventure Learning Programme

Adventure Learning Programme

An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...
Adventure Learning Programme


YHA Holmbury St Mary

YHA Holmbury St Mary

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

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

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

YMCA Winchester House

YMCA Winchester House

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

Outdoor Military Experiences

Outdoor Military Experiences

Engage and develop your students with a unique outdoor experience that introduces them to military ethos and values. They'll be guided by ex-military instructors who'll blend education with inspiration and challenge. Clothing and equipment provided! ...
Outdoor Military Experiences


Dinton Activity Centre

Dinton Activity Centre

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

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

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

The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Palace

The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Palace

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

London

London

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


In2action Belsey Bridge

In2action Belsey Bridge

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

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures - 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

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