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    Outdoor Residential Adventure - Kit List

    Residential trip – Kit list

    What to pack for a school trip

    The following list is designed to give you an idea of the kit children will need to pack for their school trip.  They will be responsible for carrying their luggage to and from the camp site on arrival and departure, therefore we recommend sticking to the list as much as possible so children only carry what they really need for their trip. Recommended items are optional, so it’s fine if children don’t have them, but would be useful if they do.

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    Essential items to pack for a school trip

    • Sleeping bag (3 season) or warm duvet
    • Large rucksack / holdall (avoid wheeled suitcases if possible).
    • Clothing for each day of your trip to include:
      • Tracksuit
      • Hard-wearing trousers / shorts (no jeans)
      • Base layers / vests / T-shirts
      • Warm fleece / jumpers
      • Socks / underwear (we advise bringing 2 pairs of socks for each day)
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Warm clothes to sleep in (please remember even in the summer camping can be cold at night, so layers are essential).
    • Sturdy shoes or boots, eg. Walking boots, or old trainers for activities.
    • Trainers (not plimsolls) for evenings. (No sandals / crocs. You can bring flip flops for the showers).
    • Named water bottle
    • Toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush, roll-on deodorant, (if required – not aerosol).  All preferably in a named wash-bag.

    • Towel (additional towel needed if kayaking).
    • Torch and spare batteries.
    • Plastic bag for dirty clothes (black bin bag)

    Recommended items to pack for a school trip
    • Pillow
    • Waterproof trousers
    • Book / cards / game (nothing electronic or valuable) to enjoy during down time.

    Weather dependent items to pack for a school trip
    • Wellies
    • Sun cream
    • Sun hat
    • Warm hat / gloves

    What not to pack for your school trip
    • Sweets and snacks (no food allowed in tents)
    • Mobile phones, tablets, electronic games consoles etc.
    • Jewellery


    Please ensure kit list items are labelled wherever possible. When packing for your school trip please keep in mind that clothes and shoes will be worn to undertake physical outdoor activity, often in muddy conditions, so we strongly recommend packing worn, comfortable clothing and footwear for your school trip that you’re happy to get wet and muddy!

    Wildchild can’t accept liability for the loss of any personal property so please don’t bring any valuable items as we cannot accept liability for loss or damage to personal property.

    • "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