Inspiring a lifetime of adventure
We are delighted to have been awarded the title of ‘Best School Adventure Trip Provider – Southern England’ by the Private Education & Development Awards in 2019.The annual awards, published by CV Magazine, acknowledge and commend a range of organisations for their outstanding contribution to the private education sector, and we’re honoured to be awarded along with such an impressive line up of education and service providers from across the UK.
We’re increasingly finding our trips are particularly popular with independent as well as state schools, that return each year for our one-night trips (perfect for introductory trips for younger pupils), the personalised and dedicated support from our friendly, supportive team, and the added bonus of a digital detox, giving children time to connect with the outdoors away from the distraction of screens and technology. In other words, a unique opportunity for uninterrupted outdoor play time.
“An excellent opportunity for Year 4 children on their first residential trip. Activities were fun and engaging.” Radlett Prep School, Hertfordshire
“Super accommodating team, friendly staff, lovely woods. Lots of food. Lots of fun”. Devonshire House Prep School
“Great fun! We came away exhausted but with a great sense of achievement, having achieved what we had hoped to”. Berkhamsted Prep School
“The Wildchild team were all very calm and had an excellent relationship with the children.” Woodford Green Prep School
“A challenging but fun trip. It was nice to see the students laughing and smiling. Stress free for staff”. St Christopher School
Wildchild Adventure founder Lynda Regan was shortlisted in 2019 for the ‘Best Business Women working with children and families’ category in this Best Business Women Awards. The award recognises the successful development of the business Lynda has grown since its inception just a few years ago and is a testament to the hard work of all our Wildchild team whose dedication to every group has helped to create an organisation we’re proud to be a part of.
While this award nomination is an individual one, Lynda is keen to emphasise that the organisation’s success is very much down to the dedication of the team who work together to provide a residential experience children will remember long after they leave. And indeed testimonials from our visiting schools are effusive in their praise for the ‘brilliant’, ‘friendly’ and ‘enthusiastic’ Wildchild team that made their trip such a success.
A wide range of bushcraft, outdoor adventurous and teambuilding activities give children a unique opportunity to work together, building confidence and fostering independence.
Challenging outdoor adventurous activities build resilience, independence and positive relationships, developing practical life skills that complement classroom learning.
Teambulding trips or summer camps that build on existing skills and help develop new ones. Ideal for youth groups, faith groups, international groups and sports groups.
Starting at only £99 per pupil, our Autumn and Winter residential trips include accommodation, meals and activity programmes tailored to the season.
2019’s flurry of awards recognition follows our most successful year to date, with more than 40 groups and over 2,000 young people joining us for their school residential. With over 80% of these schools returning the following year, it gave us the ideal opportunity to expand to our new centre in Surrey, complete with underfloor heated glamping pods and acres of natural woodland. With two exciting locations we can now offer our unique brand of outdoor adventure trips to even more schools and groups for years to come.
"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."