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Teach Year 3 or 4? Try Our One-Night School Residential Trips

Primary school trips for Year 3 and 4 - One-night Trip Options

A one-night stay is the perfect primary school trip for your younger students. Watch their confidence, resilience and team-building skills soar. It’s an affordable, easy solution.

The Perfect First Primary School Trip Experience

Increasingly, schools like yours are looking for a residential option for younger students. These shorter trips offer your class the experience of being away from home without the huge cost or disruption to your timetable.

For us, it’s the ideal precursor to the Year 4 two-night trip and the week-long residentials pupils take on later in their school life”. Louise Reen, Deputy Headteacher, Devonshire House Prep School

Our award-winning trips are a great way to connect Year 3 & 4 classes with the outdoors and with each other. Students benefit from our focus on self-challenge, life skills and developing perseverance.  All our activities are carefully planned to develop the skills your children need in the classroom and later life.

We help them learn:

  • Resilience
  • Listening skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Social skills
  • Team spirit
  • Appreciation of nature

Devonshire House Prep School - One-night trip for Year 3 pupils

Devonshire House have been bringing their Year 3 classes to visit us for the past five years. They knew an overnight stay would greatly benefit their students but struggled to find a suitable provider. Click to read case study

Louise Reen, Deputy Headteacher told us, “As an independent school we find so many of our children are lucky enough to have a lot of technology at their fingertips, so this gives them an opportunity to unplug, enjoy the bushcraft activities, and really be at one with nature. And they love it!”

Since visiting Wildchild, Devonshire House have found, “Being away encourages them to do things for themselves, improving their independence and listening skills significantly.”

What does a Wildchild one-night school residential trip include?

Dedicated Instructors
Your Wildchild adventure begins as soon as you arrive. Your instructors will be on hand to support you throughout your trip, running all activities, playing games, and even providing evening entertainment with hot chocolate and singing around the campfire!  You can relax knowing every Wildchild instructor has specialised outdoor education training, first aid certification and is DBS checked.

Every Wildchild instructor is focused on making your trip magical. Enjoy watching your instructors build friendly, positive relationships with your students during their visit.

Educational and Fun Activities
Children don’t get bored on Wildchild trips, there’s simply too much fun available! Our one-night visits give you two full days of adventure. It’s perfect for Year 3 & 4 students with activities including:

  • Bushcraft Games and Activities: Shelter building, fire lighting, water filtration and camp-fire cooking
  • Team-Building Games: Activities to get your class working together
  • Abseiling and zipwire challenges: The best way to build confidence
  • Forest School Activities: Scavenger hunts, nature trails, natural art and building bug shelters
  • Evening Games: Tobogganing, team games, we can even arrange a night-time bat detection mission
  • Campfire Supper: The highlight of every trip includes hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows around the fire. Singing is optional!


Find out what your one-night school residential trip could look like with our example one-night activity programme


Time to make memories
Too many school trips rush children from one activity to another. We’re proud to be different. Let your class enjoy spending time together, building bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.

Our one-night trips build in time for your class to bond together. Time spent away from the classroom lets them build better friendships, have fun with different students and work well in groups. You’ll see them leave as a team, used to working together, confident and resilient.

Exciting accommodation options
How many trips end up ruined by typical British rain? Don’t let the weather affect your experience! Our fun glamping pods in Surrey, or lodges at Hertfordshire, offer exciting accommodation options. Indoor space means you can arrange your visit for any time of year, bell tents are popular in summer – the choice is yours.

You will enjoy:

  • Indoor catering for all your meals (any dietary requirements catered for)
  • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
  • 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


“Thank you for having us!  The teachers appreciated being so well looked after in the evening… The children had a brilliant time.”
Radlett Preparatory School

Easy Location
When you think of a residential trip, most teachers imagine hours cooped up in a crowded coach. With Wildchild, there’s no wasted days spent travelling.

You can choose from our Hertfordshire centre, situated within easy reach of the M1 and M25, or our Surrey centre, conveniently located near the M25 and set in acres of beautiful woodland.

Reduce your journey costs, minimise time out of your busy calendar and create a simple fuss-free trip that’s perfect for your students.

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."