Residential Experiences for Groups

Our immersive outdoor experiences are loved by groups of all ages, promising adventure, a sense of belonging and good memories. Book a group residential trip or visit one of our centres for a day of activities.

A home away
from home

We offer residentials and day trips for groups across the UK. We are open every day Monday - Sunday, so there's a time to suit everyone! Enjoy your adventure with multiple nights in our cosy accommodation, or simply pop in for a day of activities.

Comfortable beds are essential after a busy day of adventure. New bunkbeds and mattresses are in place or coming soon across selected centres.

For an experience closer to nature, our Adventure Lodges and Eco Pods are a must; we’ve even got nearby yurts and campfire areas for your evening entertainment.

Step 1

Decide where and when

With 11 UK locations and four in France, we’re confident you’ll find the ideal destination for your pupils. We run day visits, short breaks and longer residential experiences all year round, except December at most centres. There are a range of affordable options available including opportunities to visit at weekends and during the school holidays.

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Step 2

Choose a programme

Your selected programme will act as a theme for your visit. You can then customise this with your desired learning outcomes and activity categories to create your own unique programme.

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Step 3

Select learning outcomes

We believe that learning is most effective when it’s fun. All of our activities naturally have additional benefits which encourage the development of social and personal skills. We deliver ten core learning outcomes and you can pick up to three as the focus of your trip.

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Step 4

Pick activity categories

We have grouped our activities into categories, of which you can select your preferred categories. Your selected categories will inform us of your activity preferences, which we will aim to programme for you alongside a varied selection of other sessions.

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Bring together you group, helping them develop skills and work together on a collective goal.

Whether working towards a specific badge or building up a skill, a Kingswood residential offers the chance for you to connect as a group, explore the outdoors and create some memorable moments.

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Youth Groups

Bring children together to have fun together, bond as a team, achieve goals and improve their wellbeing.

A residential help build a sense of community in your group, while while offering the chance to build in confidence individually and as a team. Whether staying for the day or a longer break our programmes offer the perfect mix of adventure and team-building.

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Faith Groups

There’s no doubt that school residential memories can last a lifetime, and creating unforgettable experiences is what we’re here to do.

We offer spaces to worship and study through-out your stay, as well as kitchen facilities if required. We believe that residentials have the power to empower children, giving them the chance to try something new, gain a sense of adventure and build their confidence.

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By combining students with an immersion of  adventurous activities and English language study, students develop skills and solidify learning while building confidence.

You trip will help children aim for success, our educational programme is run by qualified teachers and our activities offer the chance to try something new, overcome challenges and forge new friendships.

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Trade Agents

We offer a range of activities, learning opportunities and experiences for all age groups.

Our specialist trade team will work with you to help understand your needs, whether individual or group and explore what we have to offer.

With over 11 UK centres and a location in France, we are passionate about providing a wide range of adventures to children and adults alike. From seaside exploration to team-building in the woods, there's an adventure for everyone.

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Activities for you

Discover a range of amazing team activities that build confidence, give achievable challenges and foster a sense of independence.

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Frequently asked
Questions for Groups

Are meals included in international residential trips?

Yes, we provide nutritious and filling breakfast, lunch and dinner for every member of your group, and can accommodate dietary requirements and allergies on a pre-agreed basis.

Can we request specific accommodation?

You’re more than welcome to request the accommodation you would like, and we’ll do our best to prioritise it for you. However, we cannot 100% guarantee this, especially during busy seasons.

How do you incorporate English language learning into your programmes?

As part of our English in Action programme, engaging lessons are delivered by UK Language Courses (UKLC) using a combination of proven methodologies. Every student will receive a certificate of English Language course attendance and a final progress report. In addition, we incorporate vocabulary and confidence-boosting elements into all our adventure activities and cultural excursions.

Who supervises the international youth groups on their residential trip?

Children will be supervised by qualified instructors, in addition to their recognised teachers and supervisors. Rest assured that there will be a responsible adult with them at all times.

What international youth group programmes are available?

Kingswood offers Adventure, Adventure Plus, Explore, English in Action and Skills4Life programmes, so that your international youth group get the most from their residential trip.

Why book a residential trip for your international youth group?

Our residential trips for international youth groups have been designed so that children and young adults can have fun, learn new skills, bond with their peers, experience English culture and develop their English language abilities.

Can I request specific accommodation for our uniform group?

If you’d like a specific accommodation block for your uniform group to stay in, express your preference at the point of booking. Please note that your first choice may not always be possible, particularly during busy seasons.

What happens if it rains?

If the weather lets us down, we have contingency plans to ensure your uniform group still has fun!

Can you cater to different dietary requirements?

Of course. Just let us know about dietary requirements and allergies we need to be aware of before your trip.

Are meals included in a residential trip at Kingswood?

Yes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is catered for, and snacks are available to buy from the on-site shops.

Who will supervise the uniform groups?

A responsible adult will always be present with each group, including a qualified instructor where appropriate.

Can my uniform group work towards badges on their trip?

Yes. Just let us know what your group is working towards, and we can tailor activities to ensure those badges get earned.

What activities are available at Kingswood?

There are so many, we couldn’t possibly list them all here! Each centre offers roughly 50 activities, though these differ depending on centre size and geographical location. Take a look at all the activities your group could get involved in.

Why book a residential trip for your uniform group?

Team building, life skills and fun underpin any uniform group, which marry up perfectly with the ambition of our residential activity trips.

Do you include food in residential trips?

We do; breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, with dietary requirements and allergies accommodated if you let us know prior to the trip.

Can I choose specific accommodation?

Mention at the time of booking which accommodation you’d prefer your youth group to stay in, and we’ll be able to let you know if this will be possible – we make no guarantees though, particularly during busy periods.

Who supervises the youth groups on a residential trip?

Children are usually placed in groups of no more than 15, and are always accompanied by qualified instructors, as well as their usual teachers or supervisors. A responsible adult will be present at all times.

Are there snacks available for youth groups during the day?

Snacks are available from the on-site shops, there are water taps around to refill bottles, and some locations are also home to a juice trolley for on-the-go refreshment between sessions.

When do youth groups need to arrive?

We offer several different arrival times, so that you can choose one that suits your travel arrangements. Standard arrival is at 2pm, early arrival is at 12.30pm (an extra activity starts at 2.30pm, and you can choose whether lunch is provided or not), and a self-led early arrival can also be scheduled for 12.30pm.

What youth group programmes are available?

From sports to languages and even environmental field studies, discover all the adventures that Kingswood has to offer.

Why book residential activities for youth groups?

Our residential activities have been designed so that children and young adults can have fun, learn new skills, bond with their peers, and further their social development.

Can we request specific accommodation for our faith group?

Please discuss with us at the point of booking if there is specific accommodation that you would like to request. Please note that this may not always be possible, particularly during busy periods.

Does my faith group have to be a minimum size?

We can accommodate groups of all sizes, but there may be group-size requirements for certain activities. We can discuss this with you on a case-by-case basis.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We’re more than prepared if it rains – our contingency plans ensure we can still have fun safely, even if the weather isn’t ideal.

What should children pack?

We provide a full packing list to ensure everyone has what they need for a fun week.

Can we request special menus?

We can ensure that the food available during your faith group’s stay is appropriate; simply talk to us before your trip, and we’ll devise a suitable menu.

Can you provide designated areas for worship?

It’s our pleasure to accommodate the needs of every faith group who stay with us; talk to our team about the rooms and times you require spaces for worship, and we’ll make sure it happens for you.

Are meals included in residential trips?

A nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided each day for your whole group. We’re happy to accommodate religious dietary requirements and allergies, plus some of our centres have additional kitchen spaces for groups that require separate cooking or prefer to self-cater. Just make sure you let us know in good time, before the trip.

Who supervises the faith groups on their residential trip?

Faith groups will be supervised by qualified instructors, in addition to their usual group leaders. For your peace of mind, we would like to reassure all parents and guardians that there is a responsible adult present at all times.

Why book a residential trip for your faith group?

Our residential experiences for faith groups have been designed to foster a sense of community, so that children and young adults can have a good time, learn new skills, and get to know their peers better.

What food is on the menu during our visit?

You can see a sample menu here. Closer to your visit, specific menus can be made available to you on request from the centre.

Can we arrive outside set arrival times?

If you want to get even more out of your stay you can opt for one of our early arrival options and add an extra activity.

  • Standard Arrival
    Arrive at 14:30 to meet your group leader. Room allocations from 15:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.
  • Early arrival with 1 extra activity (lunch not included)
    Arrive at 12:30 (bring own packed lunch) and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 14:30.
  • Early with 1 extra activity (lunch included)
    Arrive at 12:30, hot lunch included and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity schedules at 14:30.
  • Self-Led Early Arrival
    Arrive after 12:30, self-led time until standard arrival time 14:30 to meet group leader. Room allocations from 15:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.

Do you offer snacks and refreshments throughout the day?

Some centres have juice trolleys outside the diner between sessions and there are outside taps to fill water bottles up from. Snacks can also be purchased from the on-site shop.

Can I see a full list of available activities?

A full list of activities can be found here and can be filtered by centre and activity type.

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