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Information and downloadable resources to help you plan your residential trip

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This section is for teachers, group leaders and parents to help prepare and plan for your upcoming trip. Should you require any further support or if you have any questions not answered here, please feel free to get in touch.

Teacher Guide

How to promote and plan for a successful residential trip for your pupils


Kit list

A list of recommended and essential items for the trip.


Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the questions that teachers and group leaders often ask


Parent Guide

Use our information pack to help launch your trip and for parents to prepare for the adventure.


A typical day...

08.30 Breakfast  Children help themselves to the breakfast bar offering cereal, toast, yoghurt, juice in addition to a hot breakfast option.
10:00-11:00 Teambuilding  Games and activities in the woods
11:00-12:30 Scavenger hunt/Bug Shelters  An opportunity to explore the woodland, and get creative with natural materials to build animal shelters. Swimming pools, adventure playgrounds – there’s no limit to what a group of children can build for those lucky bugs!
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch/Free time  Jacket potato with cheese / beans. Fruit and cake for dessert.
2:00-4:00 Wild Survivor Bushcraft  Outdoor survival and skills-building session including shelter building, fire-lighting, water filtration and tracking. There’s nothing like toasting marshmallows on a fire you’ve made yourself!
4:00-5:00 Pot-holing or Zipwire  Time to challenge yourself – whether you’re skimming the treetops as you whiz down the zipwire, or navigating your way around the underground tunnels – you’re guaranteed a fun activity to get the adrenalin pumping!
5:00-6:00 Chill-time  Time for settling into tents, getting to know tent-mates and freshening up before dinner.
6:00-7:00 Dinner  Roast of the day, potatoes and vegetables, apple crumble and custard.
7:00-8:00 Evening Games  Could be anything from tobogganing or a game of ambush to going on a bat detection mission on our Wild Night Safari.
8:00-8:30 Campfire Supper  At the end of an exhilarating day it’s time for hot chocolate and reflection around the camp-fire.
  • "Thank you so much for a phenomenal trip – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. All children and staff have not stopped sharing stories about our experience. We’re definitely coming back next year!"

  • "We had a brilliant three days – a real highlight of the year for children and adults! One teacher summed it up as “the highlight of my career”. The children loved it and are already excited about the next trip"

  • "Just wanted to thank all the Wildchild team. We had such a great time! Everyone loved it. You have a great team. Everyone is so passionate and our kids felt at home, safe and looked after. They told me on the bus they did not even miss their parents. When you are having fun, time flies!"

  • "I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for all the hard work you put in for us this weekend! We had such a good time and the children have been buzzing about it today, despite being very very tired!"

  • "A fantastic fun packed day with a lovely group of very enthusiastic instructors. Thank you to your team for making our outdoor adventure day such a positive experience."

  • "When we chose Wildchild to deliver our Year 7 transition residential the idea was for our new pupils to get to know each other, learn to work together and the importance of our natural environment. The trip did all of that and so much more – since returning to school we’ve noticed a real bond among pupils and teachers alike, and a big improvement in communication and teamwork. It was a fantastic experience and we look forward to doing it all again next year!"