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    Wildchild Residential trips for secondary schools

    Residential trips for secondary schools

    Residential trips for secondary school programmes that are designed around the needs of your KS3 students. Use a Wildchild secondary school trip to broaden horizons, develop learning skills and foster the practical life skills your students need. It’s the perfect complement to classroom learning.

    Benefits of a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools

    • A programme tailored to your needs
    • Choose from one-night adventures to four-night stays
    • Professional instructors to lead all activities
    • Flexible indoor and outdoor accommodation for year-round adventures
    • Exclusive use of our beautiful woodland location
    • Bushcraft, survival and adventure activities designed to create independent learners
    • Full programme of evening activities

    “We had really good feedback from our Year 7 students and staff regarding their adventure. It was an excellent opportunity to get to know our students better.” Pimlico Academy

    What do you get with a Wildchild trip for secondary schools?

    With a Wildchild trip for secondary schools there’s no hidden extras. Everything is included in the price, just bring a packed lunch for your first day. We’re proud to be different from many outdoor adventure providers. Our secondary school trips are more than just rushing between activities.

    There are three essential elements to a Wildchild residential trip for seconeary schools:

    1. Outdoor adventurous activities: kayaking, climbing, high ropes and more to develop perseverance, confidence building and resilience
    2. Bushcraft survival skills sessions: make meaningful connections with nature, learn new skills and overcome challenges
    3. Team building games and activities: supporting each other to build stronger bonds and deeper friendships

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    A typical day on your Wildchild Residential Trip for Secondary schools


    Wild Survivor Bushcraft
    Survival Scenario
    Shelter Building
    Team Bow-Drill
    Campfire cooking


    High Ropes

    Evening Games
    Wide Games
    Table Tennis Tournament

    Campfire Supper

    Let's explore your Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools

    1: Adventurous activities to develop resilience
    Enjoy the opportunity to choose activities that benefit your learners. They’re all carefully designed to excite and engage KS3 students. The longer you stay, the more you’ll get to experience.

    Choose from:

    • Abseiling
    • Zip wire
    • Archery
    • High ropes
    • Potholing
    • Crate stacking
    • Climbing
    • Kayaking- exclusively for our four-night adventures

    Check out our adventure planner to decide which activities you want to choose.

    2: Wild Survivor Bushcraft to learn new skills
    Put their survival abilities to the test with a range of outdoor activities to encourage teamwork. It’s the perfect introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Your students will love learning:

    • Shelter building
    • Water filtration
    • Fire lighting
    • Campfire cooking

    Stay for two nights or more to experience our Wild Explorer games, tracking skills and navigation activities.

    3: Team-building games to build stronger friendships
    Unite a year group with team-building tasks designed to develop problem-solving skills. You’ll see friendships formed as students support each other to overcome challenges along the way.

    In the evening, our skilled instructors will lead a range of activities your students will love. Cresta-run tobogganing, ambush games, bat detection missions or night-time safaris offer fun and thrills for students and staff alike.

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    Professional instructors as leaders and role models

    You can relax knowing our trained instructors will be with you every step of the way. All our instructors have specialised outdoor education training, first aid certification and DBS checking.

    From lighting the campfire to running all your activities, their aim is to build positive relationships with your students and give you a stress-free stay.

    “A great experience for the students. It was fantastic to see them working together, out of their comfort zone, and away from any technology. The fresh air, open fields and fun activities shows a different side to them all”. Simon Balle School


    Building memories on your secondary school residential trip

    On a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools our evening campfire, complete with hot chocolate and biscuits, is often the thing students love the most. It’s a chance for bonding, talking and a good singsong around the fire.

    We even provide a range of camp games to keep your students entertained during their free time. Our giant board games, table tennis and multi-sports means there’s no chance to feel bored.

    An outdoor secondary school residential trip close to London

    Do you dread the days spent travelling? Most residential trips for secondary schools involve a lengthy journey. With Wildchild you can choose from our two locations, both conveniently close to London, to reduce your travel time and expense.

    • Visit our Hertfordshire activity centre: just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland. It’s within easy reach of the M1 and M25.
    • Enjoy our Surrey activity centre: set in England’s leafiest county. It’s conveniently located near the M25 surrounded by beautiful forest and woodland.

    Flexible accommodation options

    Our indoor accommodation options mean your students will stay warm and dry all-year round. It’s perfect if you’re planning a year 7 transition trip in the Autumn term. As well as our popular summer bell tents, choose from glamping pods in Surrey or lodges at our Hertfordshire locations.

    You will enjoy:

    • In Surrey: Warm and dry glamping pods with underfloor heating
    • In Hertfordshire: Cosy woodland lodges to keep the weather away
    • Sheltered outdoor spaces and campfire
    • Indoor eating areas

    Why choose a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools?

    There are many reasons teachers choose a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools.  Unlike larger providers, we give you flexibility, choice and exclusive use of our site. That’s why schools return to us year after year.

    “When we chose Wildchild to deliver our Year 7 transition residential the idea was for our new pupils to get to know each other, learn to work together and the importance of our natural environment. The trip did all of that and so much more.” Simon Balle Secondary School

    A Wildchild adventure is perfect for supporting transition between year groups and a popular end-of-year celebration. It’s a marvellous way to recognise student success or engage harder to reach students.

    Included in every Wildchild adventure:

    • Dedicated instructors with you every step of the way
    • Indoor or outdoor sleeping facilities
    • A range of adventurous activities
    • Bushcraft survival skills
    • Games and activities to enjoy
    • Substantial and nutritious meals that cater to dietary requirements
    • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
    • Evening campfire with hot chocolate and biscuits

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


    • "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