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    Adventurous and skills-building activities designed to inspire a love of the great outdoors

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    Outdoor and Adventurous Activities on a UK School Trip for KS1-3

    By encouraging children to try activities outside of their comfort zone and believe in their own abilities, a Wildchild UK school trip helps young people build confidence and independence, uncover hidden strengths and above all, have a lot of fun!

    Activities to suit any group

    Our UK school trip adventure programmes are all-inclusive and fully adaptable to suit the age of your group. So whether you’re looking to strengthen your younger primary pupils‘ connection with the outdoors through fun, forest-school inspired activities, or help your secondary students build independence, skills building and resilience, we can tailor the ideal Adventure Programme for you.

    We were really impressed with the practical nature of tasks rather than all about thrill seeking.  We loved the relaxed nature of our time,smooth transitions and patient, caring staff”.  Allfarthing Primary School

     

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    Wild Survivor Bushcraft

    Bushcraft skills-based activities are a key focus of our UK school trip adventure programmes.  Through practical outdoor activities such as shelter building, water filtration, fire building and campfire cooking, groups of all ages have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors and learn more about survival and the practical uses of the natural resources around us.

    Our bushcraft activities can be tailored to suit the age and objectives of any group.  They can be about play and exploration for younger pupils as well as learning new skills and building independence, resilience and teamwork for older children and young adults.

    Team-building

    Team-work is at the core of all our UK school trip adventure programmes, and we encourage children to set team and individual goals, challenging themselves through perseverance rather than competitiveness, and supporting each other to overcome personal challenges.  We use the outdoor space and natural resources around us for our team-building games and activities, designed to encourage strategic thinking, collaborative working and improve communication/social skills.

    “Problem solving was brilliant.  It was so good to see the children we didn’t expect to flourish, blossom”. Whytemead Primary School

    Forest School activities

    Forest-schools recognises the benefits of longer term exposure to, and exploration of the natural environment.  Perfect for primary schools, our forest-schools inspired activities include scavenger hunts, bug shelters, nature trails, woodland art, and hide and seek games to stimulate creativity and imagination whilst helping young people to learn more about the natural world we live in.

    Read our blog on the Top 10 outdoor activities enjoyed by children on a Wildchild UK school trip

    Choice of Adventurous Activities on a UK school trip

    Our UK school trips offer a choice of outdoor adventurous activities, designed to enhance your Bushcaft and Team-building programme by adding the element of challenge and adventure.  Depending on the nature and duration of your residential trip, you can choose from…

    • Cratestacking
    • Climbing
    • Archery
    • Potholing
    • Zipwire
    • Abseiling
    • High Ropes
    • Kayaking (4 night trips only)

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

    Our Adventure Planner highlights the number of outdoor activities included in each trip.  Once you have made your booking your can choose your preferred activity or we can work with you to choose the activities most suitable, based on the age of your group, trip duration, and objectives.

    Wild Explorers

    Groups staying for two nights or more on our UK school trips can enjoy our Wild Explorer activities as part of their school trip programme.  Including wide games, tracking and natural navigation activities, the Wild Explorer session is a great way for groups to feel comfortable finding their way around natural outdoor spaces.

    Evening Activity Programme

    The adventure doesn’t stop when the sun goes down!   Our fun evening activity programme could include wide games, ambush, cresta run toboggans,  or even a night-time safari on a bat detection mission! And of course UK school trip   would be complete without an evening of games, stories and singing around the campfire. For a memorable end to your trip, why not use this time to channel the energy, creativity and inspiration generated by their time outdoors to perform your own Wildchild’s Got Talent evening!

    To discuss a Wildchild trip in the UK for your 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