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Information and downloadable resources to help you plan your residential trip

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This section is for teachers, group leaders and parents to help prepare and plan for your upcoming trip. Should you require any further support or if you have any questions not answered here, please feel free to get in touch.


Teacher Guide

How to promote and plan for a successful residential trip for your pupils

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Kit list

A list of recommended and essential items for the trip.

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the questions that teachers and group leaders often ask

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Parent Guide

Use our information pack to help launch your trip and for parents to prepare for the adventure.

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A typical day...

08.30 Breakfast  Children help themselves to the breakfast bar offering cereal, toast, yoghurt, juice in addition to a hot breakfast option.
10:00-11:00 Teambuilding  Games and activities in the woods
11:00-12:30 Scavenger hunt/Bug Shelters  An opportunity to explore the woodland, and get creative with natural materials to build animal shelters. Swimming pools, adventure playgrounds – there’s no limit to what a group of children can build for those lucky bugs!
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch/Free time  Jacket potato with cheese / beans. Fruit and cake for dessert.
2:00-4:00 Wild Survivor Bushcraft  Outdoor survival and skills-building session including shelter building, fire-lighting, water filtration and tracking. There’s nothing like toasting marshmallows on a fire you’ve made yourself!
4:00-5:00 Pot-holing or Zipwire  Time to challenge yourself – whether you’re skimming the treetops as you whiz down the zipwire, or navigating your way around the underground tunnels – you’re guaranteed a fun activity to get the adrenalin pumping!
5:00-6:00 Chill-time  Time for settling into tents, getting to know tent-mates and freshening up before dinner.
6:00-7:00 Dinner  Roast of the day, potatoes and vegetables, apple crumble and custard.
7:00-8:00 Evening Games  Could be anything from tobogganing or a game of ambush to going on a bat detection mission on our Wild Night Safari.
8:00-8:30 Campfire Supper  At the end of an exhilarating day it’s time for hot chocolate and reflection around the camp-fire.
  • "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."