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    Teach Year 3 or 4? Try Our One-Night School Residential Trips

    School residential one-night trips

    School Residentials for Year 3 and 4 - One-night options

    School residential trips for one-night are the perfect primary school trip for your younger students. Watch their confidence, resilience and team-building skills soar. It’s an affordable, easy solution.

    The Perfect First School Trip Experience

    Increasingly, schools like yours are looking for a school residential for younger students. These shorter school residentials offer your class the experience of being away from home without the huge cost or disruption to your timetable.

    For us, it’s the ideal precursor to the Year 4 two-night trip and the week-long school residentials pupils take on later in their school life”. Devonshire House Prep School

    Our award-winning school trips are a great way to connect Year 3 & 4 classes with the outdoors and with each other. Students benefit from our focus on self-challenge, life skills and developing perseverance.  All our activities are carefully planned to develop the skills your children need in the classroom and later life.

    We help them learn:

    • Resilience
    • Listening skills
    • Problem-solving
    • Social skills
    • Team spirit
    • Appreciation of nature

    One-night example activity programme

    Day One10:00am - Arrival and Welcome

    Scavenger Hunt

    Bug Shelters
    Forest Games



    Camp chill (table-tennis/giant games)
    Evening Games
    Cresta Run Toboggans

    Wildchild's Got Talent Campfire
    Hot chocolate and biscuits
    Day TwoWild Survivor Bushcraft
    Den Building
    Survival skills
    1:00-2:00pm Lunch/Depart

    Devonshire House Prep School - One-night school residential for Year 3 pupils

    devonshire house prep schoolDevonshire House have been bringing their Year 3 classes to visit us for the past five years. They knew an overnight school residential would greatly benefit their students but struggled to find a suitable provider. Click to read case study

    Louise Reen, Deputy Headteacher told us, “As an independent school we find so many of our children are lucky enough to have a lot of technology at their fingertips, so this gives them an opportunity to unplug, enjoy the bushcraft activities, and really be at one with nature. And they love it!”

    Since visiting Wildchild, Devonshire House have found, “Being away encourages them to do things for themselves, improving their independence and listening skills significantly.”

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    What does a Wildchild one-night school residential trip include?

    Dedicated Instructors
    Your Wildchild school residential adventure begins as soon as you arrive. Your instructors will be on hand to support you throughout your school residential, running all activities, playing games, and even providing evening entertainment with hot chocolate and singing around the campfire!  You can relax knowing every Wildchild instructor has specialised outdoor education training, first aid certification and is DBS checked.

    Every Wildchild instructor is focused on making your school residential magical. Enjoy watching your instructors build friendly, positive relationships with your students during their visit.

    “Marcus has been so helpful and professional. We were well looked after by Wildchild staff and children have enjoyed their week”. Bure Valley Primary School

    Educational and Fun Activities on your school residential
    Children don’t get bored on Wildchild school residentials, there’s simply too much fun available! Our one-night school residentials give you two full days of adventure. It’s perfect for Year 3 & 4 students with activities including:

    • Bushcraft Games and Activities: Shelter building, fire lighting, water filtration and camp-fire cooking
    • Team-Building Games: Activities to get your class working together
    • Abseiling and zipwire challenges: The best way to build confidence
    • Forest School Activities: Scavenger hunts, nature trails, natural art and building bug shelters
    • Evening Games: Tobogganing, team games, we can even arrange a night-time bat detection mission
    • Campfire Supper: The highlight of every trip includes hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows around the fire. Singing is optional!

    “Very well thought out programme which children thoroughly enjoyed. A good introduction and experience for those who have never camped before”. Kings Oak Primary School

    Time to make memories on your school residential
    Too many school residentials rush children from one activity to another. We’re proud to be different. Let your class enjoy spending time together, building bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Our one-night school residentials build in time for your class to bond together. Time spent away from the classroom lets them build better friendships, have fun with different students and work well in groups. You’ll see them leave as a team, used to working together, confident and resilient.

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    Exciting school residential accommodation options
    How many school trips end up ruined by typical British rain? Don’t let the weather affect your experience! Our fun glamping pods in Surrey, or lodges at Hertfordshire, offer exciting accommodation options for your trip. Indoor space means you can arrange your visit for any time of year, bell tents are popular in summer – the choice is yours.

    On your Wildchild school residential you will enjoy:

    • Indoor catering for all your meals (any dietary requirements catered for)
    • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
    • In Surrey: Warm and dry glamping pods with underfloor heating
    • In Hertfordshire: Cosy woodland lodges to keep the weather away
    • Sheltered outdoor areas and campfire space

    Easy Location
    When you think of a residential school trip, most teachers imagine hours cooped up in a crowded coach. With Wildchild, there’s no wasted days spent travelling.

    You can choose from our Hertfordshire centre, situated within easy reach of the M1 and M25, or our Surrey centre, conveniently located near the M25 and set in acres of beautiful woodland.

    Reduce your journey costs, minimise time out of your busy calendar and create a simple fuss-free trip that’s perfect for your students.

    To discuss a Wildchild school residential trip for your primary 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