Our popular residential primary school trips help develop confidence and independence as well as being filled with fun and safe outdoor activities your pupils will love. You can see some of our example timetables below. We will work with you to create a trip to suit your requirements.

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Sample primary school residential trip timetables*:


Example Timetable

DayEvening
Day 1Team Challenges
An exciting and challenging introduction to the concepts of working well together, using a wide variety of fun activities and puzzles designed to encourage problem solving and teamwork.
Night Walk
Children will use their senses to explore the inspiring dusk environment, engaging in activities underneath big open skies. Working together, sharing an exploratory journey they will discover the wildlife that inhabits our nocturnal world.
Day 2Ghyll Scramble
Children will step outside their comfort zones as they journey upstream and experience the flow of an impressive mountain river as it cuts its path through the wild environment. They will work together to scramble up the sides of waterfalls and jump into plunge pools. Journeying up the river they will encounter the unique habitat and wildlife of the gorge.
Abseiling
In this adrenaline filled activity children will lean back over a rock face to let the ropes take their weight, conquering their fear before enjoying the decent down.
Music, Stories and Camp-fires
Huddle together around the fire, for an evening of entertainment, stories and music. Tell your own story, make your own drum or just sit back and relax with a hot chocolate and enjoy the fire.
Day
3
Compass Orienteering
Using key orienteering skills to explore inspirational landscapes, children will quickly and accurately navigate their teams through challenges and problems – mistakes cost time! Developing map reading, orientation and compass abilities, they will gain confidence in finding their way through unfamiliar terrain.

Example Timetable

DayEvening
Day 1Eco-Action
Children will take part in exciting sensory games and activities to help build a bond with the natural landscape. They will participate in some active conservation or habitat management, such as bird box building or pond restoration. Children will consider human impacts on the environment and sustainability.
Music, Stories and Camp-fires
Huddle together around the fire, for an evening of entertainment, stories and music. Tell your own story, make your own drum or just sit back and relax with a hot chocolate and enjoy the fire.
Day 2Think like a Scientist
Through a series of hands-on, outdoor experiments and activities, children will explore scientific ideas and what it means to work scientifically. They will invent, discover, trial and test, while learning how to think like a scientist and work in team. They will explore the natural world, looking for evidence that refutes or supports their ideas, and discover some ideas from famous naturalists and scientists.
Green Artist
Great environmental artists will be introduced to the children who will then have the opportunity to blend together different artistic materials and media to create 2D and 3D outdoor nature art. Children will use the outdoor environment as inspiration and resource to explore their relationship to the natural world.
Day
3
Wilderness Bushcraft
Venturing into inspirational local habitats, children will engage in fun, hands-on activities to encourage them to reconnect with nature and thrive in the natural environment. Exciting activities and the wild outdoors provides the back drop for the exploration of camouflage, foraging, tracking, shelter building skills and making useful items from natural materials.

Example Timetable

DayEvening
Day 1Wilderness Bushcraft
Venturing into inspirational local habitats, children will engage in fun, hands-on activities to encourage them to reconnect with nature and thrive in the natural environment. Exciting activities and the wild outdoors provides the back drop for the exploration of camouflage, foraging, tracking, shelter building skills and making useful items from natural materials.
Stargazing
Children will discover the cosmic night sky away from the busyness and brightness of normal life. Viewing the night sky without any light pollution, they will find out more about the moon, stars and planets of the solar system. They will use a range of astronomical equipment to explore the constellations and the myths and legends around the oldest features the solar system has to offer.
Day 2Secret Ponds
Delve into the unseen watery depths to discover the life teeming beneath the surface. Children will explore pond margins for signs of life and investigate the life support systems behind the abundance of pond invertebrates hidden from everyday view.

Example Timetable

DayEvening
Day 1Litercacy through Landscapes
The outdoor landscape will provide the inspiration and focus to stimulate children’s creative thinking, enabling them to build and improve their literacy skills. By exploring poetry and stories, then using a combination of tactile and visual experiences in a local landscape, children will create characters, develop plots and generate ideas to form a story of their own.
Orieteering Puzzles
An action packed introduction to orienteering and maps. Children will complete a series of games designed to progressively develop their spatial and kinaesthetic skills while in the natural environment.
Day 2Natures Numbers
Children will become maths detectives, discovering the numbers and patterns hidden in nature. They will take part in mathematical games, finding patterns in snail shells, symmetry in leaves, angles in trees and fractions within animal populations. This session will use the environment to inspire children, improving their mathematical literacy and problem solving skills.

*Please note:
You can swap activities in the timetables to other activities listed here.
Not all activities are available at all centres and some require an extra cost. Please enquire to find out the best option for you.