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.

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If you visit the same activity centre every year, you may not be getting the best value for money. Other ways to find cheaper residentials include 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.

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UKSA



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.

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. The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are a home-from-home for children and young people each year and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework. ...

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Important: the residential trips below are just a sample of what we have available.
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Walesby Forest
Walesby Forest

East Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Walesby Forest is a fun and exciting residential activity centre with over 40 indoor and outdoor adventure activities including water sports, with a wide range of accommodation options, set in 250 acres of woodland in Robin Hood country.

UKSA
UKSA

London & South East Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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.

Grange Hall Activity Centre
Grange Hall Activity Centre

South West Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

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.

Oaker Wood Leisure
Oaker Wood Leisure

Midlands Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation OnlyPrices from £50 per child per day

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




The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

London & South East English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,

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.

Inspired Travel
Inspired Travel

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service.

Kingswood centres - South East England
Kingswood centres - South East England

London & South East Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

Kingswood has 5 residential adventure centres in the south of England. 2 fantastic venues on the north Norfolk coastline; a huge activity centre in Ashford, Kent and a beachside centre on the Isle of Wight. Plus, Green Park in Buckinghamshire!

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre
Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

Midlands Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN10% off School Group bookings for May

Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.


Mount Cook
Mount Cook

East Midlands Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Mount Cook is a 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.

Art and Design Trip to London
Art and Design Trip to London

London & South East Art

An Art & Design trip to London allows students to develop an appreciation for art in a stimulating yet familiar setting. The National Gallery offers collections from many famous artists.

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

London & South East History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, Bushcraft, SEN

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

FSC Orielton
FSC Orielton

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Orielton is set in fantastic wooded grounds, close to rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park. It is a great location for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

South West English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

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.

FSC Nettlecombe Court
FSC Nettlecombe Court

South West Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Nettlecombe Court has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

 Ackers Adventure Residential centre
Ackers Adventure Residential centre

Midlands Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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

 FSC Preston Montford
FSC Preston Montford

Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Conway Centres Tattenhall
Conway Centres Tattenhall

North Geography, Fieldstudies, Music, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN

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.

Bell Heath
Bell Heath

Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Boundless Outdoors Bell Heath centre reopened in 2018 following a £1m investment and is proving very popular. This wonderful facility in north Worcestershire with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is 20 minutes from Birmingham.

Camp Redwood
Camp Redwood

East Midlands Bushcraft

Camp Redwood is a unique wilderness camping experience... Camping in bell tents amongst the impressive Redwood trees in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby estate, a complete digital detox for your group!

Football Trips & Pro Experiences
Football Trips & Pro Experiences

London & South East Physical Education, PSHE, Sports Centre

Using sports facilities usually reserved for professional clubs, your football team can learn the skills and tactics to greatly improve their game at renowned clubs such as Fulham FC and Futbol Salou.


Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre
Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

East of England Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft

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!

YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford

Midlands English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Tudors, Accommodation Only

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.

Prehistory Residential Trips
Prehistory Residential Trips

London & South East History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN

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.

Walton Firs Activity Centre
Walton Firs Activity Centre

London & South East Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN

Walton Firs Activity Centre provides a wide range of outdoor activities within a beautiful woodland setting, minutes from J10 of the M25. Let us design and deliver a bespoke residential activity programme that your young people will never forget!


York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

Yorkshire History, Romans, Vikings, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology

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

Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Activities Centre

London & South East Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located on the edge of the Solent - we provide an awe-inspiring setting to take part in some fantastic activities; including indoor skiing, climbing, velodrome cycling and water-sports on the sea! We're great for field studies too.

YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

North Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

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

Conway Centres Burwardsley
Conway Centres Burwardsley

North Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, SEN

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.


FSC Malham Tarn
FSC Malham Tarn

Yorkshire Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

Located on the shore of Malham Tarn and surrounded by the Malham Tarn National Nature reserve, this is a fantastic location for exploring the natural world. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

Willersley Castle
Willersley Castle

East Midlands Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Enjoy a range of challenging outdoor pursuits within the 65 acre estate, Willersley Castle - once the home of Industrial Revolution's Richard Arkwright.

Colomendy - Kingswood
Colomendy - Kingswood

Wales Citizenship, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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.

YHA Ambleside
YHA Ambleside

North Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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.


Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

East Midlands Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, 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.

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre
Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

Yorkshire Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN10% 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.

Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

Scotland History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

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 and charm.

Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

South West Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast, either hard-top accommodation or tented village, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Waterpark and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors.


Residential Trips at Bore Place
Residential Trips at Bore Place

London & South East Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

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

Egyptian
Egyptian

London & South East History, Egyptians, SEN

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!

Schools & Colleges Residentials
Schools & Colleges Residentials

South West Geology, Science, Biology, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Residential site in Tintagel, North Cornwall, overlooking the sea. Guaranteed sole use of site. Catered or self-catered options. We partner with local organisations to offer the highest quality of and diverse range of activities for your programme.

YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

East Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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


Kingswood - North Wales
Kingswood - North Wales

Wales Citizenship, Physical Education

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.

Urban Regeneration in Bristol
Urban Regeneration in Bristol

Geography, Human Geography

Bristol has a long history of trade. The development of the city was due to its prosperity which in turn has seen extensive urban regeneration over the last decades.

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Midlands 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!

FSC Blencathra
FSC Blencathra

North Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages.


Activity and Watersports Trips Devon
Activity and Watersports Trips Devon

South West Physical Education, Watersports

Home to breathtaking beaches and stunning countryside, groups can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities along the Devon coastline including rock climbing, sea kayaking, surfing, archery, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding and gorge walking.

The Best of Cornwall
The Best of Cornwall

South West Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education

Home to the country’s longest coastline and boasting one of the sunniest climates in the UK, Cornwall is an ideal pick for your school’s next residential trip, with a plethora of activities to entertain and educate all ages.

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre
Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

London & South East Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

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!

In2Action Grittleton House
In2Action Grittleton House

South West Physical Education, Sports Centre, Accommodation Only

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.


Dance Trips to London
Dance Trips to London

London & South East Performing Arts, Dance, Physical Education

Develop dance skills and experience a West End show on our dance and performing arts trips to London. Students can take part in workshops led by dance professionals at the prestigious Pineapple Dance Studios and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Multi-Activity Package
Multi-Activity Package

All UK Regions Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, SEN

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.

Conway Centres Delamere
Conway Centres Delamere

North Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

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.

Edgmond Hall
Edgmond Hall

Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SENPrices 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.


Bentley Copse Activity Centre
Bentley Copse Activity Centre

London & South East Physical Education

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

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

North East Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Physical Education

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.

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

South West Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

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.

FSC Juniper Hall
FSC Juniper Hall

London & South East Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

Located in Surrey, FSC Juniper Hall is easy to reach but surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Box Hill. Visit for fun filled residential outdoor activity, geography and biology trips for all ages.


Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor

Midlands Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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

YHA York
YHA York

Yorkshire Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Vikings, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre
Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

East of England Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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.

Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre
Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre

London & South East English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Suntrap 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 residentials bring nature nearer for all ages and abilities.


   Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential
Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential

London & South East Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation OnlyPrices from £25+VAT per student all inclusive

Engage and develop your students with a residential outdoor adventurous experience over 1 to 5 days, underpinned by military ethos and values. They'll be guided by experienced instructors who'll blend education with inspiration, challenge and fun!

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
FSC Rhyd-y-creuau

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an inspiring and fun location for your school geography, biology or primary school trip.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

East Midlands Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

We work closely with schools and groups from Nottinghamshire and further a field to provide individually tailored residentials for young people lead by experienced and fully qualified staff.

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

We offer one school at a time outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & enquiry. Primary & Secondary groups enjoy high quality activities , an inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & an experienced staff team.


WW2 and Activities on Jersey
WW2 and Activities on Jersey

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Watersports

So close to home, Jersey is often overlooked as a school trip destination. Ideal for a 3, 4 or 5 day visit the island offers a wide range of learning opportunities and activities that can be enjoyed by students of all ages.

The Sustainability Centre Residentials
The Sustainability Centre Residentials

London & South East Physical Education

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.

WW2
WW2

London & South East History, worldwar, SEN

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?

Discovery Package
Discovery Package

All UK Regions English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

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…


 FSC Millport
FSC Millport

Scotland Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Millport has purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces which provide an excellent base for a range of courses. It is just 10 minutes by ferry from the mainland. Great base for fun outdoor activities, biology and geography trips at all ages.

FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports3 days from £155

FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages.

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

South West Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN2 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.

Beaudesert Activity Centre
Beaudesert Activity Centre

Midlands Physical Education, SEN

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.


Avon Tyrrell
Avon Tyrrell

London & South East Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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.

Kingswood centres - The Midlands
Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Midlands Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

There are 3 Kingswood residential adventure centres within easy reach of the Midlands – the original Kingswood Staffordshire centre; Peak Venture, with the beautiful Peak District on its doorstep and Dearne Valley, set in the former Earth Centre

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

All UK Regions Geography, Human Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education3 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.

FSC Flatford Mill
FSC Flatford Mill

East of England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

Visit FSC Flatford Mill for fun residential geography and biology trips at all ages. The centre is the first and original field study centre set up during the 1940’s, set amidst quintessentially English countryside of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk.


Encompass Training
Encompass Training

South West Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

In the heart of rural Devon, Encompass Training is based at the historic grade 1 listed Great Potheridge House. We focus on providing a wide range quality outdoor education activities with sole occupancy and experience staffing.

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

All UK Regions Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft3 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.

St Michaels Environmental Education Centre
St Michaels Environmental Education Centre

East Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, SEN

St Michael’s Centre is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and has been welcoming school groups for over 30 years. In 2019 the centre became the first Peak District National Park Ambassador Centre.

YHA Edale
YHA Edale

East Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

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.


Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

Midlands Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

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

Residential School Trips
Residential School Trips

North East Physical Education, Bushcraft

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.

History in South West England
History in South West England

History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval

Take a trip back in time and get hands on through a series of workshops and guided visits to learn about Roman, Saxon and Medieval history in South West England. Numerous learning opportunities will bring our history alive!

Kingswood
Kingswood

Yorkshire Physical Education

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.


School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

London & South East English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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!

Arc Adventures
Arc Adventures

Wales Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Perfect Mountain side activity centre for small & specialist groups. (30 students Max) 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

FSC Castle Head
FSC Castle Head

North Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports3 days from £155

With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities.

Dearne Valley - Kingswood
Dearne Valley - Kingswood

Yorkshire Physical Education, Bushcraft

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


FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

South West Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

FSC Slapton 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.

Radcliffes Lodge
Radcliffes Lodge

North East Accommodation Only

Stunning waterside lodge in the heart of Amble, Northumberland

Peak - DofE Expeditions
Peak - DofE Expeditions

All UK Regions Citizenship10% off School Group bookings for May

We are an Approved Activity Provider and we offer comprehensive Expedition for Bronze, Silver and Gold Award packages that deliver classroom-based training and on-the-hill learning. These are aligned to the DofE Expedition Training Framework.

Kingsway Centre
Kingsway Centre

North East Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

A specialist outdoor education centre with over 30 years experience working with schools from across the North. We cater for a range of groups and pride ourselves on giving an authentic adventurous experience.


Open Door Adventure
Open Door Adventure

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation OnlyPlease contact us to discuss

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!

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

London & South East English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art

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.

Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor

Scotland 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

Govilon Activity Centre
Govilon Activity Centre

Wales Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Real, adventurous activities in natural outdoor settings, with nothing contrived or artificial. Independence, pushing personal boundaries, trust and communication are underpinned by a plethora of activity options in the stunning Brecon Beacons.


YHA Holmbury St Mary
YHA Holmbury St Mary

London & South East Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education

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.

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood
Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

London & South East Citizenship, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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.

Stratford Overnight School Tour
Stratford Overnight School Tour

Midlands English, History, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

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

YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

South West Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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.


Prehistory Explorer
Prehistory Explorer

London & South East Citizenship, History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN

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.

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

London & South East Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our 14 acre site located in the heart of the New Forest National Park offers cost-effective residential trips with a variety of accommodation options (including camping for up to 300!). A range of adventurous activities are on-site too.

Isle of Wight - Kingswood
Isle of Wight - Kingswood

London & South East Citizenship, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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

FSC Margam Discovery Centre
FSC Margam Discovery Centre

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft3 days from £155

Visit this centre set in the Margam Country Park, surrounded by beautiful parkland to explore. With easy access to a wide variety of field sites it is an excellent base for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


YHA Ironbridge Coalport
YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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

Lymley Wood Residential
Lymley Wood Residential

London & South East Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Bushcraft

Overnight camps for year 5 upwards. Experience real camping under canvas in an natural off grid environment. Adventure activities in a private, beautiful ancient woodland including zip wire, obstacle course and bouldering wall. Exclusive use of site.

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Wales 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.

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre
Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, BushcraftPrices 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. A range of accommodation includes main centre, glamping pods, and a cottage in the wilds. Sole occupancy and bespoke courses available.


Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Wales Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation OnlySummer 2020 dates at winter prices!

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.

Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre
Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre

Wales Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Taking full advantage of our location, we deliver a range of real, challenging activities, such as mountain walking, canoeing expeditions and gorge scrambling. These day long activities really promote self-learning. Great for field studies too!

Runways End Outdoor Centre
Runways End Outdoor Centre

London & South East Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located in a woodland oasis in Farnborough, alongside Basingstoke Canal, our site offers an exciting getaway packed with adventurous activities. Indoor and camping options available for residential groups.

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

South West Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.


Residential Visits
Residential Visits

East Midlands Physical Education, PSHEPrices from £43.70

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

Eden Project
Eden Project

Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology

The Eden Project offers a fantastic range of workshops and activities for groups of all ages and allows students the opportunity to learn about different environments without leaving the UK.

Walton Firs Activity Centre
Walton Firs Activity Centre

London & South East Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN

Walton Firs Activity Centre provides a wide range of outdoor activities within a beautiful woodland setting, minutes from J10 of the M25. Let us design and deliver a bespoke residential activity programme that your young people will never forget!

Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft

London & South East History, Physical Education, Wildlife, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, SEN

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.


YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

London & South East English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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.

St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre
St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

South West Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Religious Education, Physical Education, Watersports5 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.

Hagg Farm
Hagg Farm

East Midlands Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Peak District between the spectacular Derwent Valley and Kinder Scout, Hagg Farm offers high quality outdoor education and residential visits for schools and groups. Hagg Farm is a centre of excellence for outdoor education.

Abernant Lake
Abernant Lake

Wales Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

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.


Pod Residentials The Mill Adventure Base
Pod Residentials The Mill Adventure Base

East Midlands Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

The Mill Adventure Base is a purpose built, urban adventure centre providing exciting, adventurous activities. We offer a wide range activities along side a stay in our bespoke camping pods. There really is something to suit everyone!

Liverpool for Primary & Middle schools
Liverpool for Primary & Middle schools

North Citizenship, Maths, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Primary and Middle school LIVERPOOL tours. Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. Take the Long and Winding Road to Penny Lane and Come Together for a Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool.

North Wales Bushcraft Residential
North Wales Bushcraft Residential

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils.

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential
Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils.


YMCA Bath
YMCA Bath

South West Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgian, Victorian, Accommodation Only£16pppd

Situated in the very heart of Bath City Centre, YMCA Bath is in the middle of all major tourist attractions, including: the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent and Bath Rugby to name a few. We have a variety of rooms we can offer to your group.

London for Primary & Middle schools
London for Primary & Middle schools

London & South East Citizenship, English, Maths, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, PSHE

Curriculum Travel specialises in primary & middle school tours. London is a vast metropolis of exciting sights and visits which will stimulate young minds. Whatever your learning needs are we will help you to achieve them.

Isle of Wight for Primary & Middle schools
Isle of Wight for Primary & Middle schools

London & South East English, Maths, Archaeology, Geology, Performing Arts, Dance, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife

Primary and Middle school ISLE OF WIGHT. Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. Isle of Wight almost gives the feel of being abroad without being.

Newgale Lodge
Newgale Lodge

Wales History, Medieval, Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, Accommodation Only'Prices from £180.00' or '£45.00 per child per day.'

Newgale Lodge offers fully-catered stays and exclusive use to schools of more than 30 and can sleep up to 50 people. We are situated in a secluded rural 2-acre setting, just 2-miles from Newgale beach and the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline.


Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools
Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools

Scotland Maths, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. One of our favourite tours as almost all of it can be done on foot. You must try the Story Telling experience with story tellers bringing books to life.

York for Primary & Middle schools
York for Primary & Middle schools

Yorkshire English, Maths, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Primary and Middle school YORK tours. Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. The VIKINGS are coming. Eden Camp and York Minister. National Railway Museum and DIG!

Galloway Activity Centre
Galloway Activity Centre

Scotland Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SENLow 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.

Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

Maths, Science, Physics, History, worldwar, Design Technology

The Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. The Cold War was given its name after World War II because of the relationship that developed primarily between the USSR and USA. It dominated international affairs

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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