Residential School Trips

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.

Search residentials in South West, South East, East of England, The Midlands, North of England, Wales or Scotland. Save money by taking your trip outside peak times. Looking for Historical Residentials? 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.

Team Building and Resilience


Our school adventures were designed to help all children be able to have access to outdoor learning without having to go offsite. Our activity days are tailored specifically to allow your students to excel. Students can experience outdoor activities without you having to worry about transport costs, off-site paperwork and the associated responsibilities. ...

Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience




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The Manor House
The Manor House
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Prices from £78 per day
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
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UKSA
UKSA
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With over 30 years of experience, UKSA offers young people a fun and safe outdoor environment in which to learn important life skills to excel. Bespoke packages in sailing, watersports, and teambuilding include accommodation, food, kit, and tuition. ...

UKSA
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Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall. ...

Cornwall Art



Outdoor education makes lasting impressions on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with peers & leaders, increase confidence, self-awareness & motivation which enhances their learning & outlook on life. ...

Real Adventure - Yorkshire Dales





Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available. ...

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre



Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance for his...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire



Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Roman Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers! ...

Roman Invaders



YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. ...

YHA Cardiff Central



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 85 acres of Hampshire countryside, nestled beside the River Hamble....

YMCA Fairthorne Manor



3 days from £155
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



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



York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum. ...

York



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



A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors. ...

Colomendy - Kingswood



Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London. ...

UK Cultural School Trips



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



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



Belfast is a city bursting with a unique history and Irish culture. It seamlessly blends modern architecture with its breath-taking heritage sites. Take your students to explore the home of the RMS Titanic and the uniquely, vibrant Belfast. ...

Belfast



Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. ...

Isle of Wight - Kingswood



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' ...

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall



Prices from £89 for 3 days/2 nights
We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
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From £229
Experience exceptional school adventure trips in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. If you're looking for an affordable, action-packed school activity trip, look no further! We can create a bespoke programme designed for the ultimate fun. ...

Snowdonia Adventure



School Residentials from £60 per student per night on a working farm
Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm



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 - Wales



3 days from £155
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



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



At Wildchild Adventure we deliver high quality outdoor adventure school residential trips for children and young adults, where our bushcraft and outdoor adventure activities, led by our fantastic team, are designed to inspire a lifetime of adventure....

Wildchild Adventure-Surrey



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



£78 | 1 Night - 2 Days | Wild Winter Residential
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 of great learning. ...

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity



Dearne Valley, set in the stunning surroundings of the former Earth Centre is South Yorkshire offers a unique blend of nature and adventurous activities. ...

Dearne Valley - Kingswood



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



We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children. ...

Knapp House Activity Centre



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
Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft
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Prices from £58 for 2 nights, £109 for 4 nights
Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors each year for all ages and abilities through our bespoke residential and day visits, Duke of Edinburgh programme and family run events. ...

Sayers Croft
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Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover? ...

Cornwall Tour



Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place



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



Visit our replica Iron Age round house & archaeological dig to learn more about the culture, art and farming from the Iron Age. Pupils will be fully immersed in the era & experience hands on activities and journeys into the ancient hillfort landscape...

The Iron Age Experience



10% off Hawkhirst lodges
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
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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
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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 most flexible camping residential you will find! You will have EXCLUSIVE use of our beautiful site next to Bristol and Bath where we offer alternative activites including fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, bushcraft and hiking. ...

Moving Mountains



Outdoor education makes lasting impressions on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with peers & leaders, increase confidence, self-awareness & motivation which enhances their learning & outlook on life. ...

Real Adventure - Lake District



Up to 15% discount on remaining available off-peak dates
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



Forest-based adventurous and environmental courses set in 90 acres of oak woodland in the beautiful Wyre Forest. A range of accommodation includes main centre, glamping pods, and a cottage in the wilds. Sole occupancy and bespoke courses available....

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre



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 Explorer

Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor
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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
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In the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been working with schools and youth groups since 1979. Creating bespoke outdoor learning opportunities and utilising the natural environment for a real adventure. ...

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre



Edinburgh is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress, but they're just the star...

Edinburgh City Tour



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire



3 days from £155
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
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Kingswood
Kingswood
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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
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We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching! ...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight



Experience life in World War Two, including learning about Operation Pied Piper and learning key skills from 'Make-Do-Men'. Re-enact The Air Raid (Blitzkrieg) - what will you do when the air raid siren sounds? ...

WW2



Leicester Outdoor Pursuits centre is a Charitable organisation providing Outdoor Adventurous activities for all. Our activities are designed to stimulate, educate and motivate all participants at affordable prices throughout the year. ...

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre



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



Prices start at £132.50 per person
Marwell Activity Centre specialises in providing great value, exciting and adventurous residential experiences and day trips. With a package that includes flexible accommodation options and a wide range of fun and challenging activities. ...

Marwell Activity Centre



£110 | 3 Days - 2 Nights | 8 Activities | 6 Meals |
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 Village - The Adventure Learning Charity



Walesby Forest is an Outdoor Educational Activity Centre with over 40 adventure activities and offers a wide range of accommodations in its extensive forest woodlands and two hundred and fifty acres situated in the heart of Sherwood forest. ...

Walesby Forest



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Scotland



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



Whitlingham Adventure 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 Adventure



At In2action we aim to provide your pupils with unique top quality adventure and activity courses, with safety as our highest priority and with an emphasis on enjoyment, education, and self-development. ...

In2Action Grittleton House



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



At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East. ...

Ufton Court



London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups with a plethora of opportunity for school groups, without the need to go abroad! ...

London



The Adur Centre is ideal for your school residential trip. We offer amazing activities including climbing, paddle sports, mountain biking and many more. The trip will be tailored to meet your needs and our residential trips are astounding value! ...

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre



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



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
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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



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




We provide high quality outdoor activity programmes, teaching children values and skills that will last a lifetime. We tailor our programmes and activities to your requirements whether residential or day visitors. ...

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

YHA York
YHA Edale
YHA Edale
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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
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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



25% off Full Activity Residentials: Price from £52.35 per day
Grab an adventure on Dartmoor, building confidence and developing new skills at Adventure Okehampton's award winning, friendly centres in Devon. Part of YHA, we offer bespoke school residentials for all group sizes customised to your needs. ...

YHA Okehampton Activity Centres



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. ...

The Gordon Brown Centre
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10% off Downe lodges
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



Take your students on a school trip to Edinburgh, streets that inspired the wizarding world, enchanting castles and rich history, a hub for creativity and culture and an incredibly unique cityscape pairing traditional elements with a modern twist. ...

Edinburgh



Perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, with views out across stunning mountain vistas, YHA Ambleside offers an unforgettable location for a Lake District getaway. This well-equipped hostel is perfect for activity breaks for walking and watersports. ...

YHA Ambleside



Low season prices from £99pp+vat
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



Check with us for any last minute trips for our current availability!
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



Come and stay in Gower, the first place in Britain to be named an "Area of outstanding Natural Beauty". Our beach front accommodation is the perfect place for your pupils to make some amazing memories they will never forget ...

Tŷ Borfa, Port Eynon
4th Dimension
4th Dimension
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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
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Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire



3 days from £155
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
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There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar. ...

YHA Stratford



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



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
ACUK Pioneer Centre
ACUK Pioneer Centre
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ACUK Pioneer Centre offers superb residential trips for schools, covering a huge range of different activities including, Abseiling, High Robes, Climbing, Zip Wire and much much more. ...

ACUK Pioneer Centre
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Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...

Hesley Wood



Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...

York City Overnight Trip



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



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'...

New Forest - Foxlease
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
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5 day stay £245 or £49 per day
Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...

First Hand Experiences
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Outposts' offers couples a beautiful secluded location in an AONB which provides a safe environment for free range children with the very best of learning outside the classroom. Bush craft, adventurous activities, team and leadership development. ...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset



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. ...

Dukeshouse Wood Kingswood



Explore the highlands Scotland and learn about the country's rich culture and history. This trip is perfect for school groups and mixes educational excursions with fun activities. ...

Scotland School Trips



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



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



Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Prehistoric Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers! ...

Prehistoric Britain



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



Engage & develop your students with a unique outdoor experience over one or more days that introduces them to military ethos and values. They'll be guided by experienced instructors who'll blend education with inspiration, challenge and fun! ...

Outdoor Military Experiences



3 days from £155
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



3 days from £155
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



3 days from £155
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



New for 2018: Bell Heath Outdoor Elements has reopened following a £1m investment by the Malvern Hills Outdoor Company. This wonderful facility with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is just 20 minutes from Birmingham city centr...

Bell Heath



Grosvenor Hall in Ashford is a complete indoor and outdoor education centre with some of the best activity facilities in Europe, just an hour outside of London. ...

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood



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

Shenley Lane



Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals. ...

Stratford-Upon-Avon



Bramhope Scout Campsite is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales less than 10 miles from Leeds City Centre. Set in 13.5 acres Bramhope Campsite offers a variety of accommodation and activities for all ages, abilities and different sized groups. ...

Bramhope Scout Centre



Come and stay in Gower, the first place in Britain to be named an "Area of outstanding Natural Beauty". Our coastal accommodation is the perfect place for your pupils to make some amazing memories they will never forget ...

Tŷ Rhossili, Rhossili Bay



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
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Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your activity school trip to Pembrokeshire and So...

Manorbier



Real Locations, Real Activities, Real Experience - forged from myths and legends. We do things a bit differently at Arc Adventures, all our residential trips follow a storyline so your young people can really immerse themselves in an adventure. ...

Arc Adventures



Ingestre Arts deliver unique, transferable learning experiences through creative & expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance & animation. The UKs only dedicated residential arts centre, a residential with us is unlike any other! ...

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre



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



Prices from just £34 per child!
Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...

School Camps with The Outdoors People



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
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Up to 25% off
'Best Outdoor Activity & Learning Centre - Moray', Scottish Enterprise Awards 2018. 'Best Outdoor Venue' finalist, Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016, '17 & '18. TripAdvisor 94% rated. AALA-licensed, & Learning Outside the Classroom accredited. ...

Craggan Outdoors



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

Allnatt Swanage



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



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
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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



Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern Hills Centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration....

Malvern Hills



£110 | 3 Days - 2 Nights | 8 Activities | 6 Meals |
Green Park, part of The Adventure Learning 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 Village - The Adventure Learning Charity



Take over The Golden Hinde for a whole night where your group will transform in to the crew of our ship setting sail on a voyage of adventure and piracy. ...

Overnight Living History



Prices from £71.50 pp
Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients...

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre



3 days from £155
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



Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom



LTC Eastbourne is a residential centre located in a former home of the Dukes of Devonshire, a Grade 1 listed building in a 10-hectare private park just 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Eastbourne. ...

LTC Eastbourne



Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...

Cornwall School Tours



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



Prices from £140pp for 2 nights / 3 days, and £265pp for 4 nights / 5 days
Set in a converted Georgian farm in 43 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, our friendly full-time team deliver a wide range of outdoor & creative adventures for a special learning experience. Day visits, residentials, and sole occupancy available....

Edgmond Hall



Your next adventure starts here! Based on a converted lightvessel moored on the Essex coast, FACT provide unique residential experiences through outdoor adventure activities in this stunning saltmarsh setting. ...

Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust



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

Medina Valley Centre
Medina Valley Centre
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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 and land activities; with a focus on personal & team development ...

Medina Valley Centre
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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



At Wildchild Adventure our ethos is to inspire a lifetime of adventure in children and young adults, by delivering high quality outdoor and adventure activities to help them connect with and appreciate the natural outdoor world. ...

Wildchild Adventure-Hertfordshire



To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's ...

Stratford Overnight School Tour



September / October Price from £45ppn min 2 nights, Teachers free
We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase



Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools



From £55pp for an overnight stay
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



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
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Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA....

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre



Whitemoor Lakes is the perfect outdoor activity centre for adventurous school residential trips. Covering 25 acres of grassland, purpose built activity equipment and a 40 acre lake so there\'s plenty of space for adventures with fabulous hospitality....

ACUK Whitemoor Lakes



At Hostelling Scotland we want to support young people to discover Scotland and have a wide range of opportunities to learn outside the classroom. ...

Hostelling Scotland



£85 per child (free teacher places) for a 2-night residential
At Woodrow, we’re keen to put your needs at the centre of everything we do. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke activity programme focused on core skill-development and learning, whilst always having fun. Join us and explore the great outdoors...

Woodrow High 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



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



3 days from £155
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
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Experience an Egyptian visit, living as members of the Royal Household serving Prince Pteppic. Learn all about Egyptian embalming and mummification, spending '70 days' preparing a body for the afterlife, before preparing for an Egyptian feast! ...

Egyptian



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



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



£40 per night fully catered
Grittleton Manor House is ideal for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...

Grittleton Manor House



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



10% off Woodhouse Park lodges
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

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 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.


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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