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    Focus on teamwork and a deeper appreciation of nature with two full days of bushcraft fun

    Bushcraft residential trip

    One-night Bushcraft Residential Trips

    Choose Wildchild for an award-winning overnight bushcraft residential within easy reach of the M25. No more days wasted travelling to remote locations. With Wildchild, an exciting bushcraft experience is right on your doorstep.

    Enjoy the ultimate bushcraft residential experience with a one-night stay

    We offer:

    • Two action-packed days of bushcraft activities
    • Friendly, trained instructors with you throughout your trip
    • Open all year round to suit your schedule
    • Flexible indoor and tented accommodation options
    • Stunning locations easily accessible from the M25
    • Evening campfire, fun, and games
    • Team building and problem-solving activities

    Many schools struggle to afford an expensive, long trip away or want to add an overnight adventure for their younger students. A Wildchild one-night bushcraft residential offers you all the excitement of a night away from home for an affordable, all-inclusive price.

    “The outdoor experience is so good for our children who have never camped before. The staff were accommodating, and it was obvious that their priority was for everyone to have a really good experience”. Edmonton Primary School

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    Why choose a Wildchild Bushcraft School Trip

    You’ve probably spotted that Wildchild offers two different types of visits: adventure trips and bushcraft experiences. We’re often asked what makes our bushcraft trips special.

    If you book an adventure trip, we offer a taster of bushcraft activities. Children enjoy bug hunting, shelter building, and team games in our woodlands. A bushcraft trip takes things a step further.

    Our bushcraft adventures create a deeper, immersive feeling of being in nature. The emphasis is on learning about wildlife, caring for the environment, and working in a team. Your children will love the fun of fire lighting and shelter building, but they’ll also learn from our experienced and knowledgeable trip leaders about the physical geography of the area.

    Why choose a one-night Bushcraft residential trip?

    By staying for one night, your students experience two full days of bushcraft adventure. The fun starts from the minute they arrive. It’s a chance to get out of the classroom and away from screens to experience the fun of being in nature.

    Bushcraft trips are perfect for building the skills your students need in the classroom.

    • Team building
    • Resilience
    • Problem solving
    • Peer relationships

    What will you experience in your Bushcraft trip?

    Our activities have been carefully designed by an experienced instructor qualified by the Institute of Outdoor Education. Every challenge helps your class build in confidence as they work as a team to overcome problems and celebrate success.

    Your trip includes:

    • Fire lighting
    • Shelter building
    • Survival skills
    • Campfire cooking
    • Archery
    • Tying knots
    • Woodland plants and animals

    You spend your evening with marshmallows and hot chocolate around the campfire. Your students will love going on a scavenger hunt, tobogganing, and playing team games. For many children, the best bit is singing around the campfire, camping in a bell tent, and spending time surrounded by beautiful forest and woodlands.

    “Enlightening! Wonderful to see the children thrive and experience challenges in a safe manner! It scares them just enough to push them out of their comfort zones but remains fun!” Whytemead Primary School

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    Covid-19 support

    Our bushcraft trips are fully aligned to current coronavirus guidance. We want to keep everyone safe, whilst ensuring you have a fantastic, fun-filled time away.

    Currently, we are taking bookings for residential trips to take place after lockdown measures have been lifted. You can confidently book your dates now, knowing we can rearrange them to fit with local and national restrictions.

    Our safety measures include:

    • Track and Trace registering on arrival
    • Extra hand washing and sanitising throughout the day
    • Social distancing between your class and our instructors
    • Face coverings worn by adults when inside buildings
    • Sanitising of any items handled by students

    Looking for a one-day option instead? We have action-packed bushcraft day trips or can run bushcraft days at your school. COVID-19 presents many challenges, but as an outdoor trip provider we can give your children a wonderful, safe adventure.

    What makes Wildchild different to other Bushcraft trip providers

    Large residential providers feel impersonal. Lots of schools crowded in, competing for attention. It’s expensive and lacks the personal touch you’re looking for in a residential trip. Wildchild is different.

    Our family-run, award-winning school trips are designed around you. We tailor every activity to the age and abilities of your students. Whilst there’s lots of fun and excitement, there’s also time to talk and reflect on what they’re learning with no need to rush between activities. Your class will build stronger bonds and memories that last a lifetime.

    “A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere.”  Kings Oak Primary School



    Exciting accommodation options

    Our two activity centres in Hertfordshire and Surrey are set in stunning woodlands close to the M25. No more time trapped in a coach to reach a distant location. Reduce your journey costs, minimise time out of your busy calendar, and create a simple, fuss-free trip that’s perfect for your students.

    Both centres offer cosy indoor accommodation for year-round bushcraft trips. In the warmer months, you have the option of proper beds in our popular bell tents for that authentic under canvas experience.

    We provide:

    • In Surrey: Warm and dry glamping pods with underfloor heating
    • In Hertfordshire: Cosy woodland lodges to keep the weather away
    • Beautiful bell tents complete with proper beds for the warmer months
    • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
    • Nutritious hot meals–just bring a packed lunch for your first day
    • Sheltered outdoor areas and an indoor space for eating

    Wilchild Bushcraft instructors

    Wildchild instructors are passionate about what they do. You’ll see them develop positive relationships with your students as they teach new skills, build confidence, and introduce them to the wonders of our natural world.

    We train every Wildchild instructor in outdoor education. They have first aid training and DBS checks. Your instructor will be with you for every step of your adventure from early morning to late into the evening. They even stay on call overnight, just in case you need them.

    It’s easy to see why schools keep coming back to us year after year. We offer you a fantastic, affordable overnight bushcraft trip to give your students an adventure they’ll never forget.

    To discuss booking a Wildchild bushcraft trip for your school, click here or call us on 0845 3717099 now.


    • "Our children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of activities, which were run by fun-loving team members, who ensured all children were encouraged and safe. We, as a school, would recommend a visit by any school – we were so impressed we have booked again."
      De Havilland Primary School

    • "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!"
      Devonshire House Prep School

    • "It was the wholesome, outdoorsy experience these kids desperately need while growing up in London."
      Hugh Myddleton Primary School

    • "We switched to using Wildchild as our Year 4 residential trip recently and have been incredibly impressed with the service offered. Rebooking for this year and next year was a non-negotiable for us! I would not hesitate to recommend them and can’t wait to return!"
      Fairlands Primary School

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

    • "Our Year 6 cohort had a fabulous time at Wildchild Adventure in 2019. The children were constantly entertained and challenged by the Wildchild Instructors who were also very dedicated and helpful! All transitions ran smoothly, and we were extremely impressed with the facilities!"
      George Tomlinson Primary School

    • "Kids loved it and we are returning next year. Fantastic outdoor experience and different from PGL."
      Allfarthing Primary School