South West England Activity Centres

Enjoy a school residential in the South West of England

We can offer a range of trip types throughout the South West of England, from activity days to residential accommodation only. From multi activity and outdoor pursuits with professional instruction to watersports such as surfing or sailing. We also have a number of centres who specialise in environmental courses or other curriculum subjects. Please get in touch if you are looking for something specific!

On a visit to the South West of England, you are never far from the coast, and perhaps not surprising that among the many excellent residential activity centres we have chosen to feature on this page, a good number of them are at or near the seaside.

The region's oceanic climate, means mild winters, warm summers and a whole heap of rain. This allows activity centres to open and operate a much longer season than in more northern parts of the UK, where centres close for longer during the colder winters.

The types of activities and outdoor pursuits available in this region are many and varied, though it is fair to say that watersports are well catered for! With easy access to such a large extent of natural coastal environments, children enjoying school activity trips in Cornwall and Devon, Dorset or Somerset, are likely to get the opportunity to experience activities such as sailing, sea kayaking, coasteering, surfing and waterskiing.

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Grange Hall Activity Centre



We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children.

Here at Grange Hall we offer a premium service for you, from initial contact to delivering the complete residential you are looking for . Your activity program will be tailored made to suit the needs and objectives of you and your From our unique range of activities we can offer, water skiing, surfing and rib rides plus many more. It is very important for us to understand your specific requirements. We believe it is easier to travel to you to help plan your trip and to lead school assemblies and parent evenings. With an outstanding range of quality activities and a idyllic location and setting Grange Hall will be perfect for your residential. ...

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

Encompass Training


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


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 Slapton Ley


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




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. ...

Skern Lodge


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. ...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset


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. ...

Schools & Colleges Residentials


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. ...

Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage


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

Braeside Residential


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. ...

In2Action Grittleton House


We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children. ...

Grange Hall Activity Centre


Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm


In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...

In2action Whitemead Forest Park


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. ...

Creative School Trips


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. ...

FSC Nettlecombe Court


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

YMCA Bath


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

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