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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Your Residential Trip Options

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

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre
Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

London & South East 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!

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

North Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Archaeology, Science, History, 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.

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.




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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

The Iron Age Experience
The Iron Age Experience

North History, Prehistory, SEN

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

Kingswood - North Wales
Kingswood - North Wales

Wales Citizenship, Geography, 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.


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…

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

Yorkshire English, Maths, Geography, Archaeology, History, 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!

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.

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.


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.

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre
Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

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.

 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.

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.


Woodrow High House
Woodrow High House

London & South East Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!

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.

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.

Kingswood centres - The Midlands
Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Midlands Geography, Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

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


Hindleap Warren
Hindleap Warren

London & South East Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

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.

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.

Conway Centres Oaklands
Conway Centres Oaklands

Wales Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

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

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.


Colomendy - Kingswood
Colomendy - Kingswood

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Bushcraft, 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.

YHA Cardiff Central
YHA Cardiff Central

Wales History, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian, Accommodation Only

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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

London & South East English, Maths, Geography, Archaeology, Geology, Science, History, 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.

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.

Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips

All UK Regions Citizenship, English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Sports Centre, Careers, SEN

We specialise in creative educational group travel, creating & managing engaging school trips covering the whole curriculum in partnership with museums and attractions across the UK, packaged with all your travel necessities.


 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.

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

South West Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN2 days, 1 night £75+VAT pp, 3 days, 2 nights £115+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.

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.

Schools & Colleges Residentials
Schools & Colleges Residentials

South West Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, History, 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 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.

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.

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, History, 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!

Multi-Activity Package
Multi-Activity Package

All UK Regions Citizenship, 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.


Radcliffes Lodge
Radcliffes Lodge

North East Accommodation Only

Stunning waterside lodge in the heart of Amble, Northumberland

Conway Centres Beeston
Conway Centres Beeston

North English, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Art, SEN

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

Maths, Science, Physics, History, 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

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.


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 outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & enquiry. Primary & Secondary groups enjoy high quality activities & fieldwork, sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & an experienced staff team.

Isle of Wight - Kingswood
Isle of Wight - Kingswood

London & South East Citizenship, Geography, Bushcraft, Physical Education

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

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.

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

London & South East Science, 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.


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?

 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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!

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.


Your Residential Trip Options

Important: the residential trips above are just a sample of what we have available.
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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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