School Residential Trips Ideas

School Residential Trips will provide you and your class with an experience like no other! The longer time frame means that students will have the chance to really work on some essential life skills, such as teambuilding and leadership or just experience active outdoor fun activities.

Here at UK School Trips, we believe that Residential School Trips are a fantastic experience, that will both excite and stimulate students and pupils of all ages. The chance to spend quality time with their classmates and enjoy a new environment is something that your students will never forget.

The quality of the residential outdoor activity centres is something that is very important to us. That is why only the best Outdoor Residential Centers are listed on our website. Students and pupils of all ages and abilities can be accommodated for in our wide array of fabulous destinations.

Whether you want to enjoy the environment and tackle some challenging watersports, or would prefer to stay in one of our urban venues and soak up the history of a particular city.  On our residential school trips, students will have a one-of-a-kind experience that they will get to share with their fellow classmates, making them closer as a group. This can be beneficial not only towards their learning but also towards attitudes and relationships in the classroom.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your own unforgettable Residential School Trip experience here on UK School Trips!

Outdoor Residential Centres

Accommodation YHA East Midlands

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that's great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer Accommodation Activity Centre Wales

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With a team of experienced and passionate staff who have a rich background in education and environmental outdoor activities, we are uniquely positioned to help students gain life skills through the most rewarding outdoor experiences

Hautbois Outdoor Residential Centre Norfolk

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Hautbois Activity Centre is the perfect venue for schools and groups to come for a fun and educational visit.

Accommodation YHA West Midlands

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Finding the right residential at the right price has never been so easy. With more than 70 Learning Outside the Classroom accredited sites, the most of any residential provider in the UK.

Shortenills Environmental Education Centre

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Shortenills is set within in 10 tranquil acres of mixed woodland and large enclosed ponds. It makes curriculum learning an inspirational outdoor adventure using the ‘awe and wonder’ of nature and sustainable living as a central focus.

Llain Residential Activity Centre Wales

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Llain Activity Centre is an adventurous residential outdoor centre in West Wales. With a communal area, disco room, playing field & a 2-acre lake for watersport activities, Llain Activity Centre has everything required for a fun residential school trip.

Accommodation YHA East of England

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Finding the right residential at the right price has never been so easy. With more than 70 Learning Outside the Classroom accredited sites, the most of any residential provider in the UK.

Calshot Activities Centre near Southampton

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Calshot Activities Centre provides a unique setting for fantastic school trips, where students can appreciate panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth as well as enjoy a wide range of adventurous activities.

Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre Wales

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Plas Menai delivers adventurous outdoor School Trips, where students can take part in a range of multi-activity programmes which will challenge personal ability, inspire creative thinking and teach pupils to respond positively to each other.

Nantyr Outdoor Residential Centre (NOEC) North Wales

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Nantyr Outdoor Residential Centre provides outdoor residential school trips, where students not only have the opportunity to camp outside but can also take part in various adventurous activities, such as archery and fencing.

JCA Adventure Condover Hall Shrewsbury

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Condover Hall provides residential school trips in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house set in the picturesque countryside. The centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens and rolling countryside, giving a stunning environment for school groups to enjoy.

High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

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High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre is set in 56 acres of woodland on Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

The Sustainability Residential Centre & Lodge Hampshire

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Our residential trips for schools and educational groups are carefully crafted to include learning, fun, team building and hands on activities in the outdoors with an eco - theme.

Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

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Thames Young Mariners is surrounded by 25 acres of public open space, which has been designated as a local nature reserve. Located near London, Thames Young Mariners is the ideal location for London borough schools and organisations to visit.

Green Park Centre Aston Clinton

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Green Park Centre nestles at the foot of the Chilterns, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Buckinghamshire providing inspirational outdoor adventure through its wide range of adventurous land based activities.

The Privett Centre Educational Residential Accommodation Hampshire

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The Privett Centre offers residential school trips in the ideal setting, where students can explore their natural surroundings or enjoy the tranquility and views of the countryside.

Henley Fort Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

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Henley Fort is a Victorian Fort built during the late 19th Century to protect London from invasion by the French; later it was used by the Home Guard in World War 2 as a re-supply depot.

Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre Residential

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The centre is set in the beautiful moorland of The Peak District National Park, surrounded by fields and moorland. Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre is dedicated to providing a safe environment for outdoor activities to take place in.

Kingswood Peak Venture Centre Yorkshire Residential

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The 9-acre site is also a registered water-sports centre, making it a perennially-popular choice with young people, teachers and group leaders alike.

South Cerney Outdoor Residential Centre Cirencester

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South Cerney Outdoor is a lake and land outdoor education and adventure centre set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Kingswood Grosvenor Hall Residential Centre Kent

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With stimulating environments, state of the-art facilities and highly qualified instructors, we can work with you to go beyond classroom teaching and textbook theory.

Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre Yorkshire Residential

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We have an established reputation as a perfect environment to run personal development courses for young people: the isolated setting creates a real sense of adventure and allows complete engagement the rural environment.

Cliffe House Residential Shepley Huddersfield

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Cliffe House provides Outdoor Residential School Trips, where your students will have the chance to explore the natural environment while also taking part in numerous exhilarating activities, such as mountain biking and orienteering.

Allnatt Swanage

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Located between the jurassic coastline and open countryside, Allnatt Swanage provides outdoor residential school trips, where students will have the opportunity to take part in adventurous activities and coastal programmes.

Share Discovery Village Residential Activity Centre Northern Ireland

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The Residential Activity Centre provides pupils with an unforgettable school trip adventure experience! With over 30 activities to choose from on both land and water, and a team of highly skilled staff, it's not surprising that this venue is so popular!

Blackwell Adventure Outdoor Activity and Residential Centre

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Blackwell Adventure Centre provides thrilling School Trips that will meet all of your residential desires. Whether you want indoor accommodation in the great Manor House, or would prefer to camp in the Wooden Pod Glamping Village, we've got you covered!

Stubbers Adventure Centre Essex Residential

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A trip to Stubbers gives young people the opportunity to learn and develop social and interpersonal skills with confidence through participation in adventurous activities.

Maple Lodge Residential Centre Essex

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Residential stays in 130 acres of picturesque grounds, in either our residential centre, Maple Lodge or in our tent villages. Catered or self catering available. From May to October a varied evening entertainment programme is included.

The Ultimate Adventure Centre Outdoor Adventure Residential Centre South West

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The Ultimate Adventure Centre is the perfect Residential School Trip for any classes looking to take part in some adventurous activities! The surrounding environment and friendly staff ensure that every student thoroughly enjoys their experience.

Sealyham Residential Centre Pembrokeshire

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Sealyham Activity Centre offers a unique learning experience for groups of all ages. We can run a multi-activity programme based entirely on your requirements.

Kingswood West Runton Residential Centre Norfolk

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Accommodation is dormitory style with recreational areas including an all-weather activity centre, cinema, hall, 9 ICT labs, classrooms, diner, shop, social hub, pool & loads of outdoor activities, plus chill out teacher only areas.

Kingswood Dearne Valley Residential Centre Doncaster

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As one of the most inspiring education and adventure centres in Europe, a visit to our new Dearne Valley centre provides a unique learning outside the classroom experience with space to study and grow and a chance to explore the natural world.

Cumulus Outdoors School Residentials in Swanage

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An action-packed programme of coasteering, waterpark, kayaking, mackerel fishing, crabbing, bushcraft, rock-climbing & abseiling on the stunning Jurassic coast in Dorset, with 24 hour on-site pastoral care.

Celtic Harmony Camp Prehistory Residential Experiences

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Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a program 1 and 2 night Prehistory Residential trips covering the Stone to Iron Age, primitive skills, and a unique sleepover in our authentically reconstructed Iron Age Roundhouses!

Broadstone Warren Scout Site & Activity Centre East Sussex

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Located halfway between London and the south coast, Broadstone Warren is the perfect residential school trip for any students looking for tourist attractions. It is also based in the heart of Ashdown Forest, making it ideal for any geography school trips.

Patterdale Hall Residential Adventure Learning Centre Lake District Cumbria

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Patterdale Hall provides everything you could want from a Residential School Trip and more! From having lake access and a water-sports base, to being home to natural rock climbing locations, Patterdale Hall has everything your students could wish for.

Open Door Adventure Outdoor Residential Centre North Wales

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Open Door Adventure provides outdoor residential school trips in a stunning location in North Wales in the Cefn Valley. Students will have the chance to take part in 20 different outdoor activities whilst being surrounded by their closest classmates.

Govilon Old School House Residential Activity Centre Wales

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Situated on the Eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Govilon House offers scenic accommodation for up to 52 people, on either a catered or self-catered basis

Accommodation YHA South East

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Finding the right residential at the right price has never been so easy. With more than 70 Learning Outside the Classroom accredited sites, the most of any residential provider in the UK.

Accommodation YHA North East

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that's great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

Accommodation YHA Yorkshire

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Finding the right residential at the right price has never been so easy. With more than 70 Learning Outside the Classroom accredited sites, the most of any residential provider in the UK.

Outposts Outdoor Education Centre Somerset

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Outposts is an outdoor education centre based on a farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset. We provide team-building, leadership training and residential camps for students from age 8 upwards with accommodation and catering for up to 64.

East Coast Adventure Centre Northern Ireland

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Located just minutes away from the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough, The East Coast Adventure Centre provides action-packed Residential School Trips where students will not only improve their confidence but also their cooperation abilities.

In2action School Residential Centre Whitemead Forest Park

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In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom.

Hilltop Outdoor Residential Education Centre Norfolk

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Independent Family run Outdoor Education centre set in 31 acres of beautiful woodlands on the north Norfolk coast with 2 distinct centres on the one site.

Beaudesert Outdoor Residential Centre Staffordshire

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Beaudesert Outdoor Residential Centre provides individual sleeping lodges as well as a tented village where students can camp and enjoy the outdoor environment.

Ringsfield Hall Residential Suffolk

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School staff and students consistently tell us that the highlight of visiting Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre is freedom to explore, question, discover, express, and learn.

Swallow Falls Snowdonia National Park

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Located in the Snowdonia National Park, Pro-Active Adventure is the perfect location for outdoor school trips. They offer a varied range of outdoor activities and provide experienced staff who can develop the students' skills and enhance the experience.

Avon Tyrrell UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre Hampshire Residential

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Located in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell, the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site offering outdoor learning opportunities.

The Swanage Centre Residential Education Facility

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The Swanage Centre, a residential educational facility situated on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

Gordon Brown Outdoor Residential Centre Hampshire

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We welcome children to the Centre for a fantastic residential experience. Whilst at the Centre children will learn how to be brave, to play, create, explore, take risks and make new discoveries in a safe, secure and natural environment.

Hindleap Warren Outdoor Residential Centre Sussex

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Hindleap Warren is set in 300 acres of ancient woodland in East Sussex, and provides residential and day course opportunities to primary and secondary schools.

Accommodation YHA South West

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that's great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

In2action School Residential Centre Grittleton House Wiltshire

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In2action provide school residential trips that are unique within the industry to develop a tailor made programme of activities to suit your individual pupils needs and abilities, Gritten house residential centre can accommodate groups up to 150.

Woodrow High House Amersham Buckinghamshire Residential

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Woodrow High House is one of London Youth’s residential centres. As a charity we aim to support & challenge young people of all abilities to be the best they can be. Bespoke activity programmes tailored to the objectives of your visit.

Magdalen Farm Residential Education Centre Dorset

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Magdalen Farm provides engaging, stimulating and exciting Residential School Trips, where students have the opportunity to learn through real outdoor adventures.

UKSA Isle of Wight Residential

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Come to UKSA with your school or youth group and enjoy the multi-activity residential visits UKSA are renowned for. Learn to sail, paddle board, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group's desires, age and ability.

Allnatt School Camps

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Allnatt School Camp provides a unique school trip experience, where students can take part in portable outdoor activities and also enjoy a residential experience in the safety and comfort of their own school grounds.

Accommodation YHA Wales

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that's great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

YMCA Lakeside Outdoor Learning Residential Activity Centre Cumbria

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YMCA Lakeside is one of largest outdoor activity centres in Europe! Its perfect location and natural resources have kept this place running for over 60 years, helping over a million students with building their futures.

Longridge Activity Centre Marlow

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Longridge Activity Centre is in a stunning location on the banks of the river Thames, near Marlow. It provides inspirational outdoor adventure through adventurous land based activities and its wide range of water sports.

Mill on the Brue Residential Outdoor Activity Centre Somerset

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The award winning Residential Centre sleeps 28 students in bunk bedded accommodation & aims to give the best outdoor experience you have had with many exciting, fun & challenging outdoor pursuits and a strong emphasis on team work and the environment.

Hill House Christian Centre Somerset

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Hill House Outdoor Residential Centre, Somerset believes in developing personal and social skills, to build self esteem and for school children to learn about their environment and themselves.

Portland Outdoor Centre School Trip Outdoor Residential Centre Jurassic Coast Dorset

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Portland Outdoor Centre is based in an old Victorian Hotel overlooking Portland Harbour.

Manor House Activity & Development Centre Cornwall Residential

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Residential trips are inclusive of full board, activities day & evening, entry fees, equipment hire, professional instruction and transport during the trip to schools wishing to experience the outdoors in the fabulous environment of Cornwall.

Letton Hall Residential Centre Shipdham Norfolk

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Historic House Letton Hall residential centre in Norfolk is perfect for tailored on-site activities including a history tour, team building, problem solving, outdoor pursuits, den building, camp fires and archery perfect for school residential's.

Bentley Copse Residential Activity Centre Surrey

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Bentley Copse Residential Centre offers a range of accommodation & activities for educational groups in a forest woodlands and twenty-eight acres of natural Hurtwood forest in Surrey, we can tailor your residential school trip to your needs.

Ackers Adventure Centre Birmingham Residential

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The ARC is a purpose built residential centre located in the heart of the country. It is situated on the Ackers Adventure Centre site providing adventurous activities on the doorstep.

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre Derbyshire

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Located in the Peak District National Park Crowden Outdoor Education Centre provides high quality outdoor education either on a residential or day activity basis. The instructors are all qualified and experienced outdoor practitioners

Weardale Adventure Centre

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Weardale Adventure Centre gives students the chance to try a variety of high quality outdoor activities, including canoeing, rock climbing and even mine exploration. The fab facilities and friendly staff ensure that you will have a memorable experience.

Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood Residential Northumberland

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Set on a beautiful fellside, this 18-acre park has a wonderful rural feel where young people feel instantly at home, enjoying the best of the countryside and the resulting study opportunities on offer.

Kingswood Overstrand Hall Residential Centre Norfolk

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Drive through the gates of Overstrand Hall, along the wooded driveway and you are greeted by the Lutyens Manor House, which forms the heart of this country estate.

Skern Lodge Outdoor Learning and Development Residential Centre North Devon

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Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast.

Kingswood Staffordshire Residential Centre

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Set in un-spoilt countryside for inspiring outdoor learning opportunities. Compact centre particularly suited to younger people.

Beechwood Court Conwy

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Beechwood Court provides adventurous outdoor Residential School Trips located within the stunning woodland on the North Wales coast. Here, students can try out mountain, lake and river based activities, all of which can be designed to fit your needs.

Llanion Cove Outdoor Adventure Centre

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LLanion Cove Outdoor Adventure Centre not only provides students with fabulous bunkhouse accommodation, but also gives them the opportunity to try adventurous activities, such as kayaking, climbing and raft building.

Bush Adventures UK Outdoor Residentials Nationwide

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Bush Adventures UK offers wilderness and adventurous training, aimed at empowering individuals and overcoming challenges that have a negative affect on our wellbeing. Students will leave this school trip with a positive mind and self-attitude.

Barnstondale Outdoor Residential Centre North West

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Barnstondale residential activity centre can provide educational groups with excellent high quality accommodation and facilities. Tailor your trip now

Accommodation YHA Greater London

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that’s great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

Encompass Training SW Ltd Accommodation Devon

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Set in the heart of rural north Devon, Great Potheridge is a historic grade 1 listed manor house, 16 miles from Okehampton & 45 miles from Exeter. We can accommodate up to 70 within the house & adjacent barn complex. Offering sole use to groups. 

Runways End Outdoor Centre near Aldershot

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Here at Runway’s End Outdoor Centre, school groups can enjoy residential and day trip activity opportunities which involve numerous outdoor adventurous activities and even some watersports.

University of Leeds Outdoor Centre Lake District National Park Dale Head

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Situated in the less frequented Duddon Valley in the south west corner of the Lake District National Park ideal for self programming groups wanting to organise a wide variety of educational and outdoor activities.

Kingswood Isle of Wight Residential Centre

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With stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and offering direct beach access, this 100-acre clifftop centre is a hit with students of all ages.

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre Norfolk

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We are based on the edge of the National Trust estate of Felbrigg with easy access to miles of open countryside and an outstanding coastline.

YMCA Winchester House Residential School Trips Isle of Wight

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Located on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight between the popular destinations of Sandown & Shanklin & within easy reach of all the island’s attractions. Providing educational group trips in a safe, welcoming & stimulating environment. 

In2action School Residential Centre Shenley Lane Hertfordshire

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Shenley Lane Outdoor Residential Centre is a beautiful building in London Colney near the historic town of St Albans. Within easy reach of the M25 it has fantastic indoor & outdoor activity facilities required for a school residential trip.

Lower Grange Farm Adventurous Activity Residential Centre Kent

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Lower Grange Farm provides adventurous residential school trips, where your students will be given the opportunity to improve their team building and problem solving abilities by taking part in activities, such as orienteering and fencing.

The Old School House Robin Hoods Bay Yorkshire

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The Old School House is a residential centre for schools and other groups. We are located in the coastal village of Robin Hoods Bay in the North York Moors National Park.

Accommodation YHA North West

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Many of these hostels offer activity or education packages or both. Please scroll down for further details or click on the links to the YHA School Trips website.

The Lincolnsfields Childrens Residential Centre

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The Lincolnsfields Children's Centre is located within the Lincolnsfields Centre which in turn is the home for other organisations open to members of the public such as a soft play centre and farm area along with various community hobby/leisure groups.

Pinkery Outdoor Residential Learning Centre Exmoor

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Pinkery is Exmoor National Park’s centre for Outdoor Learning. Built as an upland farmhouse, the original building has been expanded to create a unique moorland residential centre.

YMCA Fairthorne Manor Residential School Trips Southampton

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Situated in beautiful 94 acres, the perfect place for a residential visit. As an outdoor learning centre we provide excellent activities on & off the water for children & young people to learn. Lake used for kayaking & raft building.

Rippledown Environmental Outdoor Learning Centre

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We provide 40 years of experience in delivering High Quality Outdoor Learning and nature awareness. For Primary & Secondary schools they can enjoy Sensory learning, pond dipping, Minibeast Hunts, Renewable Energy & Eco Building plus so much more.
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