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Discover the benefits of outdoor learning all year round

Whatever the weather, time spent outdoors offers unique learning opportunities that directly benefits learning and behaviour back in the classroom. With this in mind, more and more schools are choosing to offer residential trips in the Autumn or Spring terms, giving more time for learning to be embedded back in the classroom.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN AUTUMN/WINTER SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL TRIP

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:

  • Accommodation in our fun and unique glamping pods, complete with underfloor heating or dormitory style woodland lodges.  (Camping still available Sept/Oct)
  • Evenings spent telling stories and toasting marshmallows around the camp fire.
  • Night walks
  • Astronomy and star gazing
  • Outdoor bushcraft and team-building activities
  • Year-round outdoor adventurous activities including abseiling, climbing, high-ropes, zipwire and archery.

Cosy indoor woodland lodge accommodation

Situated in natural woodlands, at easily accessible outdoor centres close to the M1 and M25

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Adventure activities tailored for all seasons

Bushcraft and Outdoor activities that are designed to inspire a love of adventure.

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Why brilliant residentials are not just for summer

The Brilliant Residentials campaign highlights the benefits of taking a school trip outside of summer.

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Autumn/Winter residential trips from only £99.00

Affordable trips include accommodation, meals and outdoor activities delivered by Wildchild instructors

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THE BENEFITS OF A SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL OUTSIDE THE SUMMER TERM

The Learning Away Foundation recently launched a campaign 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:

  • Greater flexibility on dates and trip duration during off peak months
  • Pupils can enjoy new outdoor learning opportunities and develop an appreciation of the great outdoors whatever the weather.
  • Teachers have the rest of the school year to benefit from the strong relationships forged, lessons learned and improvements in behaviour that are developed during the trip.
  • The added challenge and opportunity for team bonding when taking on activities and enjoying the outdoors in colder months.

Read more about the Brilliant Residentials campaign

Flexible and comfortable all-weather accommodation

Both our Hertfordshire and Surrey outdoor adventure centres offer flexible accommodation options to suit the season. Whether you opt for the stylish comfort of our underfloor heated glamping pods in Surrey or our cosy dormitory style woodland lodges in Hertfordshire, you’re guaranteed 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.

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For more information and to check availability for your Autumn/Winter or Spring school residential trip, feel free to get in touch… Call us on 0845 3717099 click here or email info@wildchildadventure.com

  • "We cannot fault the professionalism, skill and enthusiasm of the staff. Every single member of the team worked very hard and we could not ask for more. They have the right balance of respect, discipline and keeping the fun element for the children."

  • "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""

  • "The trip met our objectives and surpassed them. It gets better every year. We love the instructors as they are awesome role models."

  • "A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere."

  • "We were impressed with the practical nature of tasks rather than all about thrill-seeking. We loved the relaxed nature of our time, smooth transitions and patient, caring staff"

  • "Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."