Inspiring a lifetime of adventure
We will work with you to create your perfect primary school residential trip. Through a range of outdoor adventure activities, children can enjoy fun and active days, evenings spent playing games, toasting marshmallows and telling stories around the campfire, and overnight stays in our traditional bell-tents or indoor lodge accommodation.
With age-appropriate activities at fully equipped and accessible outdoor centres, there’s no reason not to offer the unique educational benefits of a school residential trip to even your younger pupils. Year 3/4 children are accommodated in our dormitory-style indoor woodland lodges, whilst older pupils can enjoy the adventure of our bell-tented village. (Autumn/Winter residential accommodation is provided in woodland lodges).
Choose between authentic canvas bell tents or dormitory-style lodges, both offering comfortable accommodation and ideally located for your adventure.
Starting at only £99.00, all camps include activities, meals, full evening activity programme, experienced instructors and free teacher places.
Established Outdoor centres in idyllic woodland settings with excellent facilities, our locations are near to London and within easy reach of the M25 and M1.
Build your own itinerary of activities including bushcraft, team-building, archery, pot-holing, abseiling, zipwire, kayaking, climbing, crate stacking and lots more!
Our 1 or 2-night residential trips provide the perfect overnight school trip introduction for pupils in Years 3 and 4. Our tailored, shorter adventures give younger pupils the ideal opportunity to develop an appreciation of the great outdoors, while enjoying a range of activities to support personal development, encourage team work, and develop independence as well as social skills. Activities are carefully chosen to support learning objectives for early KS2 including:
– Building independence
– Personal development
– The introduction of new challenges
– Developing social skills
– Building resilience
Children are introduced to the outdoors through a range of forest-school inspired activities, bushcraft and team-building games, while enjoying a comfortable overnight stay in our dormitory-style woodland lodges. Our programmes for younger children can be adapted to also include challenges such as archery, zipwire and abseiling for the very adventurous!
“Our Year 3 pupils enjoyed a wonderful residential trip, thanks to Wildchild’s dedicated staff running great activities. It was a fantastic outdoor experience for our children, many of whom had never spent a night away from home. An exciting, fun-filled adventure led by a team who we really felt wanted us to get the most out of the experience. The children loved it – thank you!” Andrea Rutterford, Deputy Head, Devonshire House Prep School
With a choice of shorter two-night stays or week-long residential school trips, Years 5 and 6 pupils are provided an invaluable opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and benefit from the many learning opportunities it brings.
As children adapt to the challenges brought about by SATS and Secondary school preparation, an off-site outdoor adventure can be an outdoor education opportunity to build on the skills they need to help them thrive and excel during these final Primary School years. Or it could be the perfect way to celebrate and simply have fun with their peers before going their separate ways in Year 7.
Our adventure programmes for Years 5 and 6 are chosen with your key learning objectives in mind. Activities can be adapted to:
– Develop team-building skills
– Forge stronger relationships with peers
– Build independence and encourage perseverence
– Give pupils the opportunity to challenge themselves and try something new
– Build resilience and determination
– Encourage cooperation and communication
– Fit in with school topics to enhance classroom learning
– Provide a few days of fun and enjoyment as a reward for pupils’ hard work at school, and a celebration of their time at Primary School.
Our wide-choice of outdoor adventurous, Bushcraft and Team-building activities are designed to challenge, introduce primary school children to new activities, uncover new strengths, improve confidence and above all ensure that they have great fun!
These are just some of the activities children can enjoy on a Wildchild Residential Adventure.
1. Wild Camp outs – children love our traditional canvas bell tents… almost as much as the teachers who get to enjoy a taste of glamping!
2. Fire lighting – nothing like toasting marshmallows on a fire you’ve built yourself!
3. Abseiling – It’s the reward for working so hard to climb to the top – abseiling back down!
4. Scavenger hunt – navigate around the woods collecting woodland items along the way.
5. Teambuilding games – playing games in the great outdoors – what’s not to love?
6. Shelter building – working as a team kids love to get creative building their own woodland den
7. Zipwire – stepping off the ledge to whizz through the air – no adrenalin rush quite like it!
8. Traditional Campfire– At the end of an exhilarating day’s activities it’s time for hot chocolate round the campfire
9. Making bug hotels – children love to use woodland leaves and foliage to make their very own animal shelters.
10. Crate stacking – great for team-building – testing nerve and balance while those crates just keep on coming!
Every pupil attending a Wildchild residential trip for schools receives their own Wild Adventure Journal – their own personal record of their time away providing a useful link between their residential experience and the classroom. With space for recording their activities, learnings and thoughts and ideas, the journal features activities that the children will take part in during their stay.
"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!"