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Adventurous and skills-building activities designed to inspire a love of the great outdoors

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities for KS1-4

By encouraging children to try activities outside of their comfort zone and believe in their own abilities, our residential trips for schools and groups help young people build confidence and independence, uncover hidden strengths and above all, have a lot of fun!

Activities to suit any group

Our residential adventure trip programmes are all-inclusive and fully adaptable to suit the age of your group. So whether you’re looking to strengthen your younger primary pupils‘ connection with the outdoors through fun, forest-school inspired activities, or help your secondary students build independence, skills building and resilience, we can tailor the ideal Adventure Programme for you.

“We were really 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”.  Allfarthing Primary School

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Wild Survivor Bushcraft

Bushcraft skills-based activities are a key focus of our adventure programmes.  Through practical outdoor activities such as shelter building, water filtration, fire building and campfire cooking, groups of all ages have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors and learn more about survival and the practical uses of the natural resources around us.

Our bushcraft activities can be tailored to suit the age and objectives of any group.  They can be about play and exploration for younger pupils as well as learning new skills and building independence, resilience and teamwork for older children and young adults.

“Activities are well-prepared and planned, providing lots of new experiences”Place Farm Academy


Team-work is at the core of all our adventure programmes, and we encourage children to set team and individual goals, challenging themselves through perseverance rather than competitiveness, and supporting each other to overcome personal challenges.  We use the outdoor space and natural resources around us for our team-building games and activities, designed to encourage strategic thinking, collaborative working and improve communication/social skills.

“Problem solving was brilliant.  It was so good to see the children we didn’t expect to flourish, blossom”.  Whytemead Primary

Forest School activities

Forest-schools recognises the benefits of longer term exposure to, and exploration of the natural environment.  Perfect for primary schools, our forest-schools inspired activities include scavenger hunts, bug shelters, nature trails, woodland art, and hide and seek games to stimulate creativity and imagination whilst helping young people to learn more about the natural world we live in.

“An action-packed day and a half with every possible moment used to encourage confidence, independence and enjoyment of being outside”. St Winifreds Primary School

Read our blog on the Top 10 outdoor activities enjoyed by children on our adventure camps.

Choice of Adventurous Activities

We offer a variety of outdoor adventurous activity options designed to enhance your Bushcaft and Team-building programme by adding the element of challenge and adventure.  Depending on the nature and duration of your trip, you can choose from…

  • Cratestacking
  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • Potholing
  • Zipwire
  • Abseiling
  • High Ropes
  • Kayaking (4 night trips only)


Our Adventure Planner highlights the number of outdoor activities included in each trip.  Once you have made your booking your can choose your preferred activity or we can work with you to choose the activities most suitable, based on the age of your group, trip duration, and objectives.

Wild Explorers

Groups staying for two nights or more can enjoy our Wild Explorer activities as part of their trip programme.  Including wide games, tracking and natural navigation activities, the Wild Explorer session is a great way for groups to feel comfortable finding their way around natural outdoor spaces.

“It was the wholesome, outdoorsy experience these kids desperately need while grown up in London”. Hugh Myddleton Primary

Evening Activity Programme

The adventure doesn’t stop when the sun goes down!   Our fun evening activity programme could include wide games, ambush, cresta run toboggans,  or even a night-time safari on a bat detection mission! And of course no outdoor adventure day would be complete without an evening of games, stories and singing around the campfire. For a memorable end to your trip, why not use this time to channel the energy, creativity and inspiration generated by their time outdoors to perform your own Wildchild’s Got Talent evening!

“We really liked how everything was always set up and ready to go with no waiting around.  It was lovely coming back in the evening to the camp fires being lit”.  Pimlico Academy

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

  • "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."