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 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.

If you visit the same activity centre every year, you may not be getting the best value for money. Other ways to find cheaper residential school trips include taking your trip outside peak times, or having activities visit your school.

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UKSA

location icon School Trip London & South East
apple icon Subjects: SEN, Sports Centre, Team Building, Watersports, Accommodation Only, Physical Education


With 35 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.

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We Found 153 Residential School Trips

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Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

icon location East of England

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Education, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
£119 + VAT

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 30th visit in 2023!

Adventure Beyond

icon location Wales

Adventure Beyond

icon subject Bushcraft, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife

Real adventure education supporting health and well-being and environmental respect.

Path to Adventure - Lake District

icon location North West

Path to Adventure - Lake District

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, PSHE, Team Building, Watersports

We offer POWERFUL, LIFE-CHANGING ADVENTURES in inspiring locations across the Lake District. We encourage young people to discover the wild, leave the ordinary behind and unleash the potential within themselves!

Skern Lodge Residential Visits

icon location South West

Skern Lodge Residential Visits

icon subject Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN, Watersports
Residential Trip Offer:
2 days, 1 night £77.50+VAT pp, 3 days, 2 nights £118.50+VAT pp.

Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast.




Cote Ghyll Mill YHA

icon location Yorkshire

Cote Ghyll Mill YHA

icon subject Bushcraft, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife, Accommodation Only

Cote Ghyll Mill is a VisitEngland 4-star rated group accommodation in a converted linen mill, nestled in the idyllic countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

special offer iconLondon & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

icon location East of England

London & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

icon subject Ancient Civilisations, Industrial, Medieval, Monarchs, Victorian

Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. London and Ipswich are filled with history and visits that bring studies to life. A time of spies, propaganda, espionage, mistrust and bluff.

Mendip Activity Centre

icon location South West

Mendip Activity Centre

icon subject Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Team Building

A rare opportunity to secure a school residential at the largest outdoor activity centre in the southwest. Canvas accommodation for up to 250 students and bunkroom accommodation for up to 80 students. Onsite activity centre, private quarry and river.

St George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

icon location South West

St George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

icon subject Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Religious Education, Watersports
Residential Trip Offer:
5 day catered activity residential for only £175 +vat per child.

A spacious Georgian Rectory to yourselves in the heart of North Devon's sandy surf beaches and cliffs, set up to cater for groups of young people to experience the beauty of the surrounding area. Over 35 years of experience working with schools.


Cohort Educational Trips

icon location South West

Cohort Educational Trips

icon subject Accommodation Only, Art, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Sustainability, Watersports

Cohort is a multi-award winning, educational trip accommodation provider. We support you in delivering inspiring and transformative learning experiences for students of all ages. We specialise in Art, Geography, Primary School and Enrichment trips.

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

icon location Wales

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

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.

Open Door Adventure

icon location Wales

Open Door Adventure

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, Accommodation Only
Residential Trip Offer:
November, December and January Offer

Open Door Adventure is an Outdoor Pursuit Centre set in a stunning North Wales location. 25 acres of forest, our own river, caves & mine in our grounds. 20 on-site activities & all you need for action-packed adventure & just 35 miles from Snowdon!

special offer iconLagganlia Outdoor Learning Centre

icon location Scotland

Lagganlia Outdoor Learning Centre

icon subject Physical Education, Watersports
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices from £335 for 4 night full residential

Located in Cairngorm National Park, Lagganlia is set Glen Feshie amongst forest, mountains, loch and rives. We deliver outstanding outdoor education activities and inspirational outdoor learning experiences to schools.


Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre

icon location Wales

Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Fieldstudies, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, Geology

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

icon location East Midlands

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

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.

special offer iconPortland Outdoor Centre

icon location South West

Portland Outdoor Centre

icon subject Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices from £385

The Isle of Portland, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site makes us perfect for adventurous and educational residential trips. A stunning coastal playground, comfortable accommodation and great food. All the ingredients for a great trip!

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

icon location West Midlands

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

icon subject Citizenship, Performing Arts, Music, Art, SEN

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!


special offer iconNewlands Adventure Centre

icon location North West

Newlands Adventure Centre

icon subject Accommodation Only, Physical Geography, Physical Education

Embark on a stress-free school residential at Newlands Adventure Centre! Nestled in the Lake District, our historic full-board outdoor haven ensures an unforgettable experience for students. Enjoy Ghyll Scrambling, High Ropes, Paddleboarding & more.

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

icon location West Midlands

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Team Building, Wildlife
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices from £123 per child for a 3 day, all inclusive residential

Forest-based adventurous and environmental courses set in 90 acres of oak woodland in the beautiful Wyre Forest. Accommodation options are a main centre and glamping pods. Sole occupancy and bespoke courses available

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

icon location London & South East

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

icon subject Bushcraft, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education, Watersports

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 outstanding value!

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

icon location East of England

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, City Break, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Farm, Food, Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, History, Prehistory, Vikings, Significant Individuals, Explorers, Maths, Physical Education, PSHE, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Sustainability, Team Building, Wildlife, Accommodation Only, Engineering
Residential Trip Offer:
30% Winter Discount for Fully Catered School Residentials

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!


Twin Entrepreneur Programme

icon location London & South East

Twin Entrepreneur Programme

icon subject Business

This specialist programme consists of engaging lessons to improve business skills, creative thinking and problem solving techniques.

Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre

icon location All UK Regions

Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre

icon subject Fieldstudies, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, Geology

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

special offer iconKabannas Newcastle

icon location North East

Kabannas Newcastle

icon subject Accommodation Only, City Break

Affordable accommodation in the heart of Newcastle!

Goblin Combe Lodge - Bristol

icon location South West

Goblin Combe Lodge - Bristol

icon subject Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Team Building, Environmental Geography

We are thrilled to have recently reopened Goblin Combe Lodge, campground, and woodland. This is a great facility, set within a limestone gorge, in 130 acres of natural woodland. Goblin Combe is just waiting for you to explore !!


special offer iconBenmore Outdoor Centre

icon location Scotland

Benmore Outdoor Centre

icon subject Physical Education, Watersports
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices from £335 for 4 night full residential

19th Century listed manor house set in Benmore Botanic garden grounds, sleeps 120 young people. Located in Loch Lomond National Park in Argyll, our adventure education residentials provide inspirational outdoor learning experiences for schools

Residential Trip

icon location South West

Residential Trip

icon subject Archaeology, Bushcraft, SEN, Watersports, Physical Education

Residential Activity Camps. We offer activity camps including paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and surfing (depending upon conditions). On land we offer high ropes, archery tag, woodcraft, circus skills and team challenges. Home cooked food.

Walton Firs Activity Centre

icon location London & South East

Walton Firs Activity Centre

icon subject Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN

Walton Firs Activity Centre provides a range of outdoor education programmes within a beautiful rural setting near to London. Let us deliver our best quality and value service for your school, and a never-to-be-forgotten experience for your students!

Adventure Residential Trips

icon location Wales

Adventure Residential Trips

icon subject Bushcraft, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education, Science, Biology, Watersports, Wildlife
Residential Trip Offer:
Off Peak Discount at TYF

Our mission is to inspire pupils to live long, adventurous lives connected to nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides a perfect setting for outdoor learning - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife.


special offer iconThe Wingate Centre

icon location North West

The Wingate Centre

icon subject Accommodation Only, Art, Bushcraft, Performing Arts, Drama, SEN, Sports Centre, Team Building, Wildlife
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices from £80.00

The Wingate Centre offers fully-catered holiday accommodation. 22 twin bedrooms across two self-contained floors, each with a shared lounge. Children & young adults of all abilities and disabilities can holiday in a safe and fun environment.

CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

icon location East of England

CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

icon subject Citizenship, English, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife

Basecamp is a unique adventure based residential activity programme nestled in the heart of rural Suffolk. It is meticulously designed to strengthen confidence, teamwork and a build wider understanding of the world around us.

Yenworthy Lodge

icon location South West

Yenworthy Lodge

icon subject Fieldstudies, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, Geology

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

Residential Visits

icon location East Midlands

Residential Visits

icon subject Physical Education, PSHE
Residential Trip Offer:
£66.00

Our mission is to widen the horizons of young people through real outdoor adventures in the Peak District. In addition to outdoor adventures our fantastic facilities and location enable self led residentials including field studies, drama and more


special offer iconSchool residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

icon location London & South East

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

icon subject Art, Bushcraft, Business, City Break, Design Technology, Performing Arts, English, Farm, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, History, Dinosaurs, Maths, Physical Education, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Watersports, Wildlife, Accommodation Only, Engineering

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!

Hindleap Warren

icon location London & South East

Hindleap Warren

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife

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.

special offer iconKingswood - Dukeshouse Wood

icon location North East

Kingswood - Dukeshouse Wood

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Sustainability, Team Building, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £59 (30% off!)

Situated on the edge of the Scottish Boarders, Dukehouse Wood boasts an 18-acre adventure park and private woodland. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconKingswood - Dearne Valley

icon location Yorkshire

Kingswood - Dearne Valley

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £84

Our most sustainable activity centre set in the stunning South Yorkshire countryside, offering a unique blend of adventure, nature and learning opportunities. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and life skills.


Woodrow High House

icon location London & South East

Woodrow High House

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Sports Centre, Wildlife

We put your needs at the heart of everything we do. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke activity programme, focused on core skill-development & learning, whilst ensuring it's always fun! Join us for an adventure and explore the great outdoors.

special offer iconKingswood - Green Park

icon location London & South East

Kingswood - Green Park

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Team Building
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £67 (20% off!)

Green Park boasts 80-acres of rolling parkland and mature woodland, as well as having a rich history with it being a former Rothschild estate. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconKingswood - North Devon

icon location South West

Kingswood - North Devon

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £59 (30% off!)

A stunning centre near Devon's 'adventure coast' offering coastal walks, watersports and breath-taking views. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconKingswood - Colomendy

icon location Wales

Kingswood - Colomendy

icon subject Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Geography, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, Biology, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £84

An immersive outdoor learning adventure in North Wales set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and life skills.


Buzz Active Bushy Wood

icon location London & South East

Buzz Active Bushy Wood

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, SEN, Sports Centre, Team Building, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Buzz Active provide affordable outdoor education, water sport and activity sessions, days and residential trips to the whole community. Three great locations combine to create an excellent residential. or choose to visit just one of our locations.

special offer iconIsle of Wight - The Island Classroom

icon location London & South East

Isle of Wight - The Island Classroom

icon subject Art, Bushcraft, Citizenship, Design Technology, Dinosaurs, English, Fieldstudies, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, History, Beyond Living Memory, Edwardian, Elizabethans, Georgian, Industrial, Local History, Medieval, Monarchs, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Significant Individuals, Tudors, Twentieth Century, Victorian, Vikings, World War, Maths, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Team Building, Water

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.

special offer iconKingswood - West Runton

icon location East of England

Kingswood - West Runton

icon subject Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Geography, Physical Education, Team Building, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £59 (30% off!)

Fly down a zipwire overlooking the sea at our north Norfolk beachside centre – offering coastal activities as well as the 30-acre onsite adventure park. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconKingswood - Staffordshire

icon location West Midlands

Kingswood - Staffordshire

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Team Building, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £59 (30% off!)

Our very first Kingswood location, Staffordshire is a purpose-built residential adventure centre for schools that overlooks the picturesque Wrekin and Clee Hills. Our award-winning programmes develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.


special offer iconArc Adventures

icon location Wales

Arc Adventures

icon subject Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Art, Bushcraft, Business, Careers, Citizenship, English, Farm, Fieldstudies, Geology, Maths, Performing Arts, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Watersports, Wildlife

Perfect Mountain side activity centre with no fabricated environments - Real activities in real locations. We aim to provide new elements to the residential experience that take Outdoor Ed. to the next level.

Unforgettable Residentials at The Hive

icon location London & South East

Unforgettable Residentials at The Hive

icon subject Art, Bushcraft, Design Technology, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Maths, Physical Education, PSHE, Science, Biology, SEN, Sustainability, Team Building, Wildlife
Residential Trip Offer:
All inclusive residential price from £42 p/p

The Hive is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning unique residentials bring nature nearer for all ages & abilities.

special offer iconKingswood - Grosvenor Hall

icon location London & South East

Kingswood - Grosvenor Hall

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, Languages, Physical Education, Team Building
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £84

A complete indoor and outdoor education centre with some of the best activity facilities in Europe, in the grounds of a former manor house. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconAckers Adventure Residential centre

icon location West Midlands

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Science, Biology, SEN, Team Building, Watersports, Maths, Physics

Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering many activities such as canoeing, climbing, skiing & residential stays, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip.


special offer iconKingswood- Isle of Wight

icon location London & South East

Kingswood- Isle of Wight

icon subject Bushcraft, Citizenship, Fieldstudies, Physical Geography, Physical Education
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £84

Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

Residentials

icon location London & South East

Residentials

icon subject Archaeology, Art, Bushcraft, Citizenship, English, Farm, Food, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Saxons, World War, Physical Education, PSHE, Science, Biology, SEN, Sustainability, Team Building, Wildlife

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

special offer iconKingswood - Peak Venture

icon location Yorkshire

Kingswood - Peak Venture

icon subject Bushcraft, Languages, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, Fieldstudies, SEN
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £67 (20% off!)

Kingswood Peak Venture is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, with an activity park nestled in sheltered woodlands and fields. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

special offer iconKingswood - Overstrand Hall

icon location East of England

Kingswood - Overstrand Hall

icon subject Bushcraft, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, SEN, Fieldstudies
Residential Trip Offer:
2 nights from £67 (20% off!)

Our unique coastal Tudor manor house. Kingswood Overstrand Hall is set in a 9-acre estate beside a sandy beach and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.


Sayers Croft

icon location London & South East

Sayers Croft

icon subject History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Physical Education, SEN, Wildlife

Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors p.a. of all ages and abilities. We offer bespoke residential and day visits for schools, community groups and DofE Award participants

Lockerbie Manor

icon location Scotland

Lockerbie Manor

icon subject Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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

Slapton Ley Field Centre

icon location South West

Slapton Ley Field Centre

icon subject Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Wildlife
Residential Trip Offer:
3 days from £155

Slapton Ley Field Centre is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

icon location South West

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

icon subject Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, History, Local History, Medieval, Prehistory, Saxons, Victorian, World War, Physical Education, PSHE, Science, Biology, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife

Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast at our residential centre in Swanage, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Field Studies, and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors.


special offer iconYork for Primary & Middle schools - Curriculum Travel

icon location Yorkshire

York for Primary & Middle schools - Curriculum Travel

icon subject History, Romans, Vikings
Residential Trip Offer:
Prices starting from £99 per student

Curriculum Travel specializes in providing educational tours tailored for young learners. Our itineraries include immersive experiences in Viking history, visits to Eden Camp, explorations of York Minster, tours of the National Railway Museum

Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity

icon location All UK Regions

Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity

icon subject Physical Education, Watersports

Home to breathtaking beaches and a beautiful climate and culture, groups can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities along Spain's Costa Brava coastline including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding and more.

Edinburgh

icon location Scotland

Edinburgh

icon subject English, History, Romans, Medieval, Industrial, SEN, City Break

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.

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

icon location Yorkshire

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

icon subject Science, Biology, Physics, Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, Bushcraft, Citizenship, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Watersports, Wildlife, English, Maths, Art
Residential Trip Offer:
10% off School Group bookings for May

Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

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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