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    Teach Year 3 or 4? Try Our Shorter School Residential Trips

    School residential one-night trips

    School Residentials for Year 3 and 4

    Our Year 3 +4 adventures 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 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.

    “Our team have just got back and have not stopped raving about the wonderful time they had.  Your team were fantastic at engaging the children and the camp was the perfect first-time experience”.  Broomwood Hall Prep School, Year 4

    Our one and two-night award-winning school trips are designed to be the perfect mix of nature engagement, team building and challenging activities.   Pupils benefit from our focus on self-challenge, life skills and developing perseverance.

    We help them learn:

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

    Most importantly, Wildchild offers children the chance to explore and have fun in a safe and encouraging environment outside of the classroom.

    “The children have learnt a lot about themselves, and they all had a rich experience with some wonderful memories”.  Greenway Primary School, Year 4

    One-night nature-based example activity programme

    Day One10:00am Arrival and Welcome

    Forest Games

    Scavenger Hunt and Bug Shelters
    Wild Explorers
    Terrific Trees
    Muddy Bugs
    Animal Antics

    Evening Games

    Wildchild's Got Talent Campfire
    Songs, Games and 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 Year 3 + 4 school residential trip include?

    Option 1 – A Nature based night away
    A one-night adventure trip with a forest focus!  Learn the skills to thrive in the wild, develop your knowledge of British wildfire, and explore the outdoors before settling in to your cosy accommodation.  This is the perfect introduction to being away from home, whilst building on knowledge in a fun and unique way outside of the classroom.

    “A great opportunity for children to experience the outdoors and show independence in a supportive environment”. Cavendish School, Year 4

    Option 2 – Adventure based one-night residential
    For a more adrenaline-filled night away we have our adventure focused one-night residential trip.  This option includes our Wild Survivor Bushcraft session, alongside archery and either cratestacking or high ropes.

    Option 3 – Two night residential adventure
    Can’t choose between a nature or adventure focused trip, why not pick both!

    Our two-night trips include both Wild Survivor and Wild Explorer sessions alongside two adventure activities and our team challenge.  In just three days pupils will develop their confidence, teamwork, independence and nature knowledge.  The additional night also allows for extra evening games and twice as much hot chocolate!

    “All children had shared experiences, first introduction of being away from home and independence.  Activities brought them together to challenge themselves”.  Manland Primary School

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    Easy Location and exciting accommodation options
    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 bell-tented village at our Hertfordshire centre, situated within easy reach of the M1 and M25, or cosy woodland pods at 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 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