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    Develop teamworking skills, confidence, and a love of nature with a Wildchild bushcraft adventure

    Bushcraft trips for schools

    Bushcraft Trips for Schools

    Bushcraft trips are the perfect way to introduce your class to the wonders of our natural world. Conveniently located in Hertfordshire and Surrey, our beautiful woodlands are easily accessible from the M25.

    Get your children into nature with our Bushcraft for Schools adventure trips

    Our award-winning bushcraft school trips deliver the outdoor experience your children need. We offer flexible one-day or one-night stays to suit the needs of your school. You can even arrange for us to come to you.

    We offer:

    • A wide range of engaging activities for KS1-KS3
    • Day trip to two-night/three-day options to suit your budget
    • Year-round indoor or tented accommodation
    • Professional instructors to lead all your activities

    We tailor our bushcraft trips to your students and their year group. Every activity develops the skills you’re looking for back in the classroom: resilience, confidence, and problem solving. For many, the highlight is singing around the campfire, building a shelter, and experiencing the fun of a back-to-nature experience.

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    “Phenomenally outstanding – all teachers want to be a Wildchild”. Sacred Heart Primary School

    What to expect from a Bushcraft for Schools trip

    We hear from teachers increasingly worried about children who spend all their time sitting down indoors, watching screens, and never getting outside. Does this sound familiar?

    We offer a fantastic range of activities. They’re designed by an instructor qualified by the Institute of Outdoor Learning and suitable for children from KS1-KS3. Our bushcraft trips offer your students the chance to get outside into nature. They enjoy learning new skills, teamwork, and the chance to experience nature first-hand.

    Your children will learn:

    • Survival skills
    • Fire lighting
    • Shelter building
    • Cooking on a campfire
    • Tying knots
    • Learning about woodland plants
    • Archery

    Planning your bushcraft trip

    Do you feel forced to book trips in the summer term? Our adventures run throughout the year so you can easily fit them into your busy school calendar. Use a bushcraft trip to launch a topic of learning, as a celebration, or to develop the key skills they need to succeed back in the classroom.

    Lots of teachers tell us they simply can’t afford the expensive, week-long trips run by big national companies. That inspired us to create a range of flexible choices to suit your budget.

    Choose from:

    • A bushcraft day experience: Enjoy a fun-filled day trip at one of our woodland activity centres
    • A bushcraft day at school: If you have suitable grounds, we can bring the adventure to you
    • 1-night stay: Give them the experience of a night away from home with tented or indoor accommodation options
    • Longer residential: Campfire singing, team games, skills building, and everything else you’d expect from an award-winning trip provider

    We tailor our trips to the needs of different year groups so you can be sure of a bespoke bushcraft adventure that’s perfectly pitched for your students.

    “Wildchild listened to what we wanted and accommodated our every need”. Rockingham Primary School

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    Our bushcraft trip locations

    With Wildchild, you’re spoilt for choice. We have two stunning woodland sites that are easily accessible from London and close to the M25. No more wasted days travelling to remote locations. We’re just a short drive away.

    Choose from:

    • Hertfordshire: Our centre is just north of Watford, within easy reach of the M1 and M25. Set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodlands, it’s the perfect natural experience for your class.
    • Surrey: This beautiful forest and woodland is set in England’s leafiest county, but still conveniently close to the M25.

    Or are you looking for an adventure at school? If you have suitable grounds, we’re happy to bring the trip to you. Now your students can experience all the wonders of a bushcraft trip with no need to travel.

    Trained bushcraft instructors

    With Wildchild, you can relax knowing you’ll have a dedicated instructor for the duration of your stay. Our experienced, qualified leaders will manage all your activities and build wonderful, positive relationships with your students. Wildchild instructors make superb role models.

    “Shane really impressed us during his Bushcraft session. He was truly knowledgeable and explained things clearly with detail”. Berkhamsted Prep School

    Our trip leaders have:

    • First aid training
    • DBS checking
    • Outdoor Education training

    Our instructors are with you every step of the way. They play games, run your bushcraft activities, and even join you for an evening campfire if you’re staying overnight. Their aim is to give you a stress-free, wonderful time away.

     

     

    Bushcraft trip accommodation choices

    We offer year-round trips that aren’t dependent on sunny days. Whilst our bell tents are a popular choice in the summer, our Surrey and Hertfordshire centres both offer indoor accommodation options to keep you warm and dry during a residential stay.

    Choose from:

    • In Surrey: Warm and dry glamping pods with underfloor heating
    • In Hertfordshire: Cosy woodland lodges to keep the weather away
    • Sheltered outdoor areas and campfire space
    • Indoor eating areas

    A fully inclusive bushcraft trip

    No one like unexpected extra costs. That’s why, with Wildchild, everything is included in the price.

    You will experience:

    • A full programme of bushcraft activities
    • Trained instructors leading your trip
    • Indoor or tented sleeping options
    • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
    • A real back-to-nature experience close to home

    You can understand why schools keep coming back to us year after year. They know a Wildchild Bushcraft for Schools trip will be the adventure of a lifetime.

    To discuss 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