Inspiring a lifetime of adventure
We love to embrace the opportunity provided by the shorter days and bracing weather to enjoy activities that simply don’t work in the longer, hotter days of the Summer term. Our Autumn/Winter residential school trips are available from September through to the end of April, making an Outdoor Adventure possible at any time of year. This is just a flavour of what your pupils can expect on their Autumn/Winter residential:
“Our Autumn residential has strengthened relationships amongst the whole school community. That helps us to work as a team to support the children through the rest of the year”. Launcelot Primary, Year 6
Situated in natural woodlands, at easily accessible outdoor centres close to the M1 and M25
Bushcraft and Outdoor activities that are designed to inspire a love of adventure.
The Brilliant Residentials campaign highlights the benefits of taking a school trip outside of summer.
Affordable trips include accommodation, meals and outdoor activities delivered by Wildchild instructors
The Learning Away Foundation’s campaign aimed to raise awareness of the many benefits to schools and pupils of choosing a Winter residential. These are just a few of the reasons why schools shouldn’t discount the quieter Autumn / Winter months when planning their pupils’ next residential:
“To any school thinking of a residential trip in the Autumn term, I would say this. It’s definitely worth doing! Holding our residential now, means we can reap the benefits for the rest of Year 6. Facing challenges has taught the children that fear is a natural reaction to new/unknown situations but that we don’t need to let that stop us. This is invaluable as they move towards preparing for SATs and the transition to secondary school” Launcelot Primary, Year 6
Both our Hertfordshire and Surrey outdoor adventure centres offer flexible accommodation options to suit the season, providing a warm and cosy place to unwind, relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep after a busy day of activities. Our camping village in both sites is open for bookings May-October, so you can still enjoy the authentic under canvas experience well into Autumn.
"A fantastic experience for both pupils and teachers. It's been fantastic to see the children grow with such amazing support around them""
Markyate Primary School
"A perfect mix of adventurous and nature-based activities, delivered by wonderful staff in a lovely setting!""
Fircroft Primary School
"It was the wholesome, outdoorsy experience these kids desperately need while growing up in London."
Hugh Myddleton Primary School
"Provided the children with the independence we needed. It also created an experience they will never forget""
Loose Primary School
"Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."
Westfield Primary School
"Engaging, challenging, nurturing, taking all of us out of our comfort zones, connecting to the environment""
Streatham and Clapham Prep
"Kids loved it and we are returning next year. Fantastic outdoor experience and different from PGL."
Allfarthing Primary School