Residential School Trips

Outdoor pursuits activity centres

Residential outdoor education has numerous benefits for school children and young adults alike. Team bonding activities, individual skills development, confidence building outdoor pursuits, plus the experience of living together 24 hours a day, all combine to ensure each and every student will benefit from a residential activity school trip.

Away from home, perhaps for the first time, school residential trips form such an important part of growing up and are the perfect opportunity for a valuable learning experience. Make your school's annual residential as stress free as possible by getting help with risk assessments, lesson plans, free inspection visits and places for teachers.

Search residentials in South West, South East, East of England, The Midlands, North of England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

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, or having activities visit your school.

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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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.

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

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.

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.




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, WildlifePrices starting from £99 per student

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.

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.

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

North Citizenship, Maths, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHEPrices starting from £99 per student

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.

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!


York
York

Yorkshire History, Religious Education, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, SEN

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

 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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


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!

Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Art Tour

South West Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN

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

Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre
Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre

North Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Accommodation Only

Whitehough Outdoor Centre offers fully catered residentials to school groups, alongside day visits. You will have the choice of all action-packed outdoor activities (led by qualified instructors), which can be flexible and bespoke.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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!


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.

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!

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.

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.


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

London & South East Citizenship, English, Maths, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, PSHEPrices starting from £99 per student

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.

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.

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.

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!


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?

TYF
TYF

Wales Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 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.


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.

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.

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.

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

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

Join us for school trips and residential stays, environmental education, care farming. Set on a working organic farm, We offer flexible accommodation, delicious homecooked meals and tutor led activities within the great outdoors.


Buzz Active Bushy Wood
Buzz Active Bushy Wood

London & South East Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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

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!

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.

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.


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!

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.

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.

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.


Big School Camp
Big School Camp

All UK Regions Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only, Physical Education

We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

Belfast
Belfast

Northern Ireland History, worldwar, SEN

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

Radcliffes Lodge
Radcliffes Lodge

North East Accommodation Only

Stunning waterside lodge in the heart of Amble, Northumberland

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.


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.

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.

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

Scotland Maths, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHEPrices starting from £99 per student

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Big School Camp- Rusper Campsite
Big School Camp- Rusper Campsite

London & South East Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only, Physical Education

Big School Camp offer an off site residential at our exclusive Rusper Campsite, based near Horsham. The site is fully secure, has 9 Bell Tents, more tents are available, Fire Pits, Toilets, Electricity, Washing up. The site backs on to open woods


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.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Wales English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Local History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation OnlyCreativity through the forest - LAST MINUTE DATES AVAILABLE!

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.

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.

 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.


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.

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.

Dalesdown
Dalesdown

London & South East Accommodation Only

ILIFFE RESIDENTIAL CENTRE The Iliffe Centre provides residential accommodation, meeting rooms, lounge, dining room, and kitchen facilities, set on 8 acres of land. SELLWOOD CENTRE The Sellwood Centre has a Sports Hall with adjacent conference room

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.


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!

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 Wingate Centre
The Wingate Centre

North Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

The Wingate Centre offers fully-catered holiday accommodation with 23 twin bedrooms across two self-contained floors so children & young adults with disabilities (& those without too) can holiday in a safe and fun environment.

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.


Your Residential Trip Options

Important: the residential trips above are just a sample of what we have available.
To view the full list of trips, please use the following search options:



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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