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Teaching in year six? Choose a school residential trip designed around your needs.

Year six primary school residential trip

A longer school residential trip is ideal for your older students. Create a bespoke residential trip to develop independence, team-working and resilience. It’s perfect at any time of year.

We’re proud to offer something different from most adventure companies. Rather than rushing children from activity to activity, we know they need time to enjoy their experience. Our year six students go home talking of singing around the campfire, enjoying nature and bonding with their classmates.

Our award-winning school trips provide you with time spent in nature away from screens and technology. It’s a chance to bond and work together. Being outdoors is a great boost for their mental and physical health.

“A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere.” Kings Oak Primary School

Enjoy the benefits of a Wildchild adventure trip:

  • One to four-night options that give you flexibility and choice
  • Two easy to reach locations close to the M25
  • Professional instructors to lead all your activities
  • Year-round indoor or tented accommodation
  • A family-run business that treats each school as their special guests


Find out what your year six school residential trip could look like with our example activity programme

“This is our 3rd time now and the younger children are already chomping at the bit for when it’s their turn!” Kat Blackburn, Old Palace School

De Havilland Primary School– The perfect end-of-year celebration for year 6 pupils

De Havilland Primary discovered Wildchild after their usual trip provider couldn’t accommodate their large pupil numbers. They loved their trip so much that they’ve booked to come again next year. 

De Havilland wanted a camping experience but needed it to feel comfortable and secure. Teacher Helen Hayhoe explained, “It was a relaxed, lovely experience. So many of our children had never been away from home before. Wildchild gave them freedom to explore and have fun but it felt very safe. It was good preparation for secondary school.”

On previous trips they felt disappointed to be left running some activities by themselves. With Wildchild, they discovered that their experienced instructors took care of everything. “They were with us from early morning until late evening and ran everything,” Helen explained, “They were great with the children, fun and friendly with clear boundaries.”

Delivering the year six residential trip your students need

Year six is the perfect time to offer your students a longer residential experience. For many, it’s their first taste of independence and a night away from home.

Included in every Wildchild adventure:

  • Substantial and nutritious meals that cater to dietary requirements
  • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
  • Evening campfire with hot chocolate and biscuits
  • 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

Our instructors are ready to help

Relax knowing that our dedicated team of instructors will be with you for the duration of your trip. They run your activities, play games and even help provide evening entertainment around the campfire.

Every Wildchild instructor has specialised outdoor education training, first aid certification and is DBS checked. Their aim is to give you a stress-free wonderful time away. Watch them build positive relationships with your students.

“Met our objectives and surpassed them! It gets better every year. We love the instructors, they are awesome role models.”Old Palace Primary School

Games, Activities and Evening Fun

There’s no time to be bored on a Wildchild adventure! Our trips help your students experience nature with a range of fun, educational activities, fully included in the cost.  We’ve carefully designed them to build those skills you want to see back in the classroom. Watch them develop curiosity, independence, confidence and self-belief.

Wild Survivor Bushcraft
Practical survival skills test teamwork and encourage problem-solving skills. Your students will love learning shelter building, water filtration, fire lighting and campfire cooking.  If you stay for two nights or more, you’ll also have time to experience our Wild Explorer games, navigation skills and tracking activities.

Adventure Activities
Our outdoor adventures will give them an educational adrenaline hit!

Choose from:

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


Evening Activities
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Our skilled instructors will lead a range of evening activities your students will love. After cresta-run tobogganing, ambush games, bat detection missions or night-time safaris, you know they’ll get a good night’s sleep.

Camp Games
You can relax knowing there’s plenty to entertain your students during their free time. Use our table tennis sets, giant board games and multi-sports to provide even the liveliest students with plenty to do.

Team Building
We’ve designed our team building and trust games to help year six learners build resilience, solve problems and work together. They’ll leave Wildchild a closely knit team with stronger friendships than ever.

Evening Campfire
What residential trip would be complete without a roaring campfire? Watch our instructors light your fire and enjoy drinking hot chocolate, singing and telling stories. It’s the highlight of the adventure for many students.

“You have made our first ever year 6 adventure one to remember. Thank you! It’s been incredible.” Whytemead Primary School

Which activities will you choose for your students? Click here to start planning your trip using our Wildchild Adventure Planner.

A school residential trip close to London

Don’t spend days cooped up on a coach. Our two activity centres are both within easy reach of London. Reduce your journey costs, minimise time spent travelling and create a back to nature trip that’s perfect for your students.

  • Our Hertfordshire centre is just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland. It’s within easy reach of the M1 and M25.
  • Our Surrey centre is set in England’s leafiest county. It’s conveniently located near the M25 in the centre of beautiful forest and woodland.


“Wildchild’s ethos matches with our own. Challenge and encouragement to face difficulties and teamwork.”
Westfield Primary School

Flexible accommodation options

British weather isn’t allowed to spoil a Wildchild trip! Both our locations offer indoor accommodation options that will keep you dry and warm all year round. If our popular summer bell tents aren’t for you, 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 areas and campfire space
  • Indoor eating areas


“Thank you for having us! The teachers appreciated being so well looked after in the evening. The children had a brilliant time.”
Radlett Preparatory School

Everything's included in the price

We know you’re looking for a hassle-free trip with no hidden extras. With Wildchild you know that everything is included in the price. You just need to bring a packed lunch for your first day.

Included in every Wildchild adventure:

  • Substantial and nutritious meals that cater to dietary requirements
  • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
  • Evening campfire with hot chocolate and biscuits
  • 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

There’s no time to feel bored. Your year six students will enjoy every minute of their time away. That’s why so many schools return year after year to experience a Wildchild adventure.

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

  • "We cannot fault the professionalism, skill and enthusiasm of the staff. Every single member of the team worked very hard and we could not ask for more. They have the right balance of respect, discipline and keeping the fun element for the children."

  • "We had a brilliant three days – a real highlight of the year for children and adults! One teacher summed it up as “the highlight of my career”. The children loved it and are already excited about the next trip""

  • "The trip met our objectives and surpassed them. It gets better every year. We love the instructors as they are awesome role models."

  • "A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere."

  • "We were 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"

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