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    Help them grow into confident, successful learners with an award-winning adventure designed for KS3 students.

    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 three-night stays
    • Professional instructors to lead all activities
    • Flexible indoor and outdoor accommodation for year-round adventures
    • Bushcraft, survival and adventure activities designed to create independent learners
    • Full programme of evening activities

    “What a WONDERFUL time we had on our Wildchild Year 7 Adventure! We brought back 80 very tired, muddy but happy girls who have made some lifelong memories and started the build new friendships! Its been brilliant sharing our stories in the academy today with the girls and getting the girls we are bringing next week excited for the trip. A special thank you to your amazing team – their positivity and clear organisation and instruction was fantastic. It was a really special trip thank you. Rebecca Halke, Assistant Principal, Harris Girls’ Academy, Bromley

    “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 secondary schools:

    1. Outdoor adventurous activities: Pot holing, 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

    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
    • Low Ropes
    • Archery
    • High ropes
    • Potholing
    • Crate stacking
    • Climbing

    2: Wild Survivor Bushcraft to learn new skills
    Put their survival abilities to the test with a range of outdoor activities to encourage teamwork.

    Your students will love learning:

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

    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.

    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

    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.

    Why choose a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools?

    There are many reasons teachers choose a Wildchild residential trip for secondary schools.

    “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
    • 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, call us on 0845 371 7099 now.


    • "A fantastic experience for both pupils and teachers. It's been fantastic to see the children grow with such amazing support around them""
      Markyate Primary School

    • "A perfect mix of adventurous and nature-based activities, delivered by wonderful staff in a lovely setting!""
      Fircroft Primary School

    • "It was the wholesome, outdoorsy experience these kids desperately need while growing up in London."
      Hugh Myddleton Primary School

    • "Provided the children with the independence we needed. It also created an experience they will never forget""
      Loose Primary School

    • "Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."
      Westfield Primary School

    • "Engaging, challenging, nurturing, taking all of us out of our comfort zones, connecting to the environment""
      Streatham and Clapham Prep

    • "Kids loved it and we are returning next year. Fantastic outdoor experience and different from PGL."
      Allfarthing Primary School