Inspiring a lifetime of adventure
Our residential trips for schools are what makes Wildchild unique above other providers. We don’t just offer days of back-to-back activities taking children from one harness to another!
Wildchild Residential trips provide a real opportunity for children through to young adults to experience the natural world outside. We deliver immersive outdoor education experiences in exciting woodland environments, with a key focus on engaging young people, helping them to identify and appreciate the many benefits and wonders of the natural world.
“Amazing opportunity for our children to interact with each other and nature – as well as develop survival and team-building skills”. Woodside Primary Academy
Our varied residential trip programmes ensure achievement on a Wildchild Adventure is about much more than simply who climbed highest and who reached furthest. We recognise and celebrate teamwork, resilience, the willingness to try new things and perseverance in overcoming personal challenges.
“Enlightening! Wonderful to see the children thrive and experience challenges in a safe manner! It scares them just enough to push them out of their comfort zones but remains fun!” Whytemead Primary School
Take a look at our Adventure Planner for more information on our all-inclusive residential trip programmes.
Our outdoor adventure school residential trips give primary school pupils an immersive introduction to outdoor learning.
Challenging activities build resilience, independence and develop practical life skills that complement classroom learning.
Whatever the weather, time spent outdoors offers a unique opportunity for learning to be embedded back in the classroom
The opportunity to try new experiences, build resilience and grow as an individual makes a residential school trip worth every penny.
Our outdoor adventure centres provide spacious and natural woodland setting for our residential trips, convenient and easily accessible location, and flexible accommodation options. Whether you opt for the under-canvas camping experience with our bell-tented village (available in both locations May-Oct), cosy dormitory style lodges in rural Hertfordshire, or the unique experience of our glamping pods in leafy Surrey, you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep in a fabulous location!
With one-night residential trips for schools starting at just £99 per person, a Wildchild residential trip provides a quality, value for money option for schools and groups looking for a real outdoor learning opportunity for their pupils within easy access, and without the added time and cost of a long journey. The cost of your residential trip includes meals, accommodation, activities, evening activity programme, Wildchild instructors with you for the duration of your residential trip, and free teacher /leader places.
“Kids loved it and we are returning next year. Fantastic outdoor experience and different from PGL”. Allfarthing Primary School
Read our blog on inclusive residential trips for schools that don’t cost the earth.
The quality of our residential trips and the commitment of our dedicated team are reflected in the many positive endorsements we received from our schools and groups, with a large number choosing to return to Wildchild for their adventure trip year after year. Whether you’re returning for your annual Wildchild residential trip, or joining us for the first time, you have our personal guarantee we will do everything we can to make your residential trip a trip of a lifetime.
Check out our 5 great reasons to choose Wildchild for your school residential trip .
"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