South East England Activity Centres

Residential study centres School Trips London & South East

We know some schools based in Central London struggle to get very far out of the capital as the journey times are prohibitive. For this reason we chose to work with a handful of high quality residential study centres located close to the M25, at all compass points from the centre of the city, so if you are on a budget you want something close to home, we can help.

Further out and the choice of venues grows significantly. We continue to recommend the excellent Path Hill outdoor centre on the southern edge of the Chilterns, Adventure Central on the South Downs, and In2Action near Horsham in West Sussex. If Hampshire is in your search area then we have more school activity residential trip venues than you could wish for. Schools around Portsmouth, Southampton or Bournemouth really are spoiled for choice, the three excellent venues on the Isle of Wight alone.

Popular South East Residential Trip May 2019

Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity
Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity
Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity
Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Longridge has over 50 years experience in delivering outdoor activities to children , young people and adults alike. With its unique, beautiful riverside location and range of land and water activities there is something for everyone. The site is on a quiet backwater of the Thames which makes it per...

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Overnight Living History

Overnight Living History

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

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

YMCA Winchester House

YMCA Winchester House

Flexible residential group accommodation in a stunning cliff-top location in Shanklin. The rich history & geology of the beautiful Isle of Wight make it the perfect venue for your educational school trip. Discounted ferry fares for our guests. ...
YMCA Winchester House

Hindleap Warren

Hindleap Warren

Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges. ...
Hindleap Warren


School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

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

Isle of Wight - Kingswood

Isle of Wight - Kingswood

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

Allnatt Isle of Wight

Allnatt Isle of Wight

With our wide variety of activities and action packed courses we can provide quality outdoor learning experiences for all. Our Key Stage range is designed to challenge and stimulate every age group. ...
Allnatt Isle of Wight

The Gordon Brown Centre

The Gordon Brown Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms. ...
The Gordon Brown Centre


The Island Classroom

The Island Classroom

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

Prehistory Residential Trips

Prehistory Residential Trips

Immerse your pupils in Prehistory as you journey from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age Warriors and experience the thrill of sleeping in roundhouses at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement. ...
Prehistory Residential Trips

New Forest - Foxlease

New Forest - Foxlease

Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference'...
New Forest - Foxlease

LTC Eastbourne

LTC Eastbourne

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


Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

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

UK Cultural School Trips

UK Cultural School Trips

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

JCA - Mill Rythe

JCA - Mill Rythe

Mill Rythe in Hampshire is our island centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum. ...
JCA - Mill Rythe

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and offers an extensive range of site activities, all linked to the National Curriculum as well as various accommodation options for organised groups. ...
Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre


Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

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

Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - London South East

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...
Field Studies Council - London South East

The Sustainability Centre Residentials

The Sustainability Centre Residentials

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

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - London South East


Discovery Package

Discovery Package

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...
Discovery Package

Wildchild Adventure-Hertfordshire

Wildchild Adventure-Hertfordshire

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

Sayers Croft

Sayers Croft

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors each year for all ages and abilities through our bespoke residential and day visits, Duke of Edinburgh programme and family run events. ...
Sayers Croft

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...
International Baccalaureate Diploma


ACUK Pioneer Centre

ACUK Pioneer Centre

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

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House has 11 en-suite bedrooms, semi commercial kitchen and dining room, private garden and drive, wi-fi throughout. Unique space in London for groups, schools and colleges. ...
Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

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

Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House

At Woodrow, we’re keen to put your needs at the centre of everything we do. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke activity programme focused on core skill-development and learning, whilst always having fun. Join us and explore the great outdoors...
Woodrow High House


Prehistory Explorer

Prehistory Explorer

Step back into Ancient Britain at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement near Hertford. With a host of themed Prehistory educational visits from Stone Age to Iron Age, your class will be immersed in ancient Britain....
Prehistory Explorer

School Camps with The Outdoors People

School Camps with The Outdoors People

Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...
School Camps with The Outdoors People

Habitat Study Trips

Habitat Study Trips

Enjoy a curriculum linked day of hands -on habitat study with surveys of pond, woodland,rare chalk grassland and meadow. Use sweep nets and pond nets, observe creatures under magnification and discover and identify predator and prey in a food chain. ...
Habitat Study Trips

Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

The Medina Valley Centre nestles on the banks of the River Medina, at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight. Our field study staff are experienced Geography and Biology teachers who love to teach in the Great Outdoors. ...
Medina Valley Centre


Bentley Copse Activity Centre

Bentley Copse Activity Centre

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

First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...
First Hand Experiences

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...
Multi-Activity Package

London

London

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


Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Medina Valley Centre nestles on the banks of the River Medina, at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight. Our activities are centred in and around the river with a range of water and land activities; with a focus on personal & team development ...
Medina Valley Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre is perfectly located in 36 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland, yet inside the M25 making it both a great venue for conducting on-site activities, and as a base for exploring London and the wider region. ...
Walton Firs Activity Centre

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor has been providing memorable experiences for children and young people for over 50 years in a welcoming and inspiring environment deep in 85 acres of Hampshire countryside, nestled beside the River Hamble....
YMCA Fairthorne Manor

Wildchild Adventure-Surrey

Wildchild Adventure-Surrey

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


Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Outdoor Activity Centre in a beautiful Thameside location offering a complete range of land and water activities with a selection of flexible dining and accommodation solutions and its own Swallows and Amazons island in the Thames. ...
Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Countryside Education Trust

Countryside Education Trust

We are based on a farm, by a river, in a forest, near the sea! Lots of wonderful activities are available from bushcraft to looking after our farm animals to visiting historic sites. Oh, and children rate our food 5/5! ...
Countryside Education Trust

WW2

WW2

Experience life in World War Two, including learning about Operation Pied Piper and learning key skills from 'Make-Do-Men'. Re-enact The Air Raid (Blitzkrieg) - what will you do when the air raid siren sounds? ...
WW2

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Shortenills Environmental Centre offers a dynamic and creative approach to learning in a diverse and beautiful setting. Well equipped classrooms, dining area and dormitories with new programmes for a day visit or residential of great learning. ...
Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity


Outdoor Military Experiences

Outdoor Military Experiences

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

Egyptian

Egyptian

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

Marwell Activity Centre

Marwell Activity Centre

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

Ufton Court

Ufton Court

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


Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

We are based on a farm, in a forest, by a river and near the sea, so the array of habitats is vast! We have residential accommodation at our farm and wonderful treehouse classrooms based in ancient mixed woodland nearby. ...
Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Residential Trips at Bore Place

Residential Trips at Bore Place

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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Green Park Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Green Park Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Green Park, part of The Adventure Learning Charity, has over 80 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside filled with outdoor adventure activities. With residential blocks, lodges and camping and 18 activities every day can be an adventure. ...
Green Park Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

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