Information for parents
There is no better way to help a child than to inspire them, and an unforgettable residential trip can do just that. It can offer a wonderful opportunity to open minds and nurture potential, to teach life skills, build confidence and create a better understanding of the world. Spending time away from home can also offer young people a chance to embrace adventure and take calculated risks, face new challenges, build self-esteem and make lifelong friends along the way.
This section includes useful information and handy guides for parents to give peace of mind that their child is in safe hands and to help both parent and child prepare for the trip.
What is Kingswood?
Kingswood is one of the most experienced providers of outdoor education in the UK. Founded over 30 years ago, we run over 1.2 million activity sessions each year. We now welcome over 165,000 young people from more than 75 countries around the world annually.
Combining educational programmes, challenging adventure activities and fun evening entertainment (with the added camaraderie of overnight stays and an experience shared), we offer an unforgettable life-changing adventure in a safe, controlled and nurturing environment. With each of our 9 UK centres and our Château in France offering stunning locations, a wide range of facilities and exceptional standards of care, safety and guidance from our friendly, highly trained team, we’re confident that not only can we provide an amazing experience for your child, we can also offer complete peace of mind for you too.
Find out more about who we are and what we do
A home away from home
A residential experience with us is all inclusive. Your child will enjoy tasty and nutritious meals in our diners to keep them going throughout their action-packed itinerary; we serve three hot meals each day with plenty of variety available. You’ll find welcoming rooms in our comfortable dormitory style accommodation, which has bathroom facilities and a daily housekeeping check.
Pork sausage/ vegetarian sausage, baked beans, scrambled eggs and fresh tomatoes
Toast with jams and marmalade
- Selection of cereals
Natural yoghurt and fruit compote
Seasonal fruit segments
Home made vegetable soup with croutons
Cheese and tomato or pepperoni pizza
Sweetcorn and seasoned potato wedges
- Salad bar
Apples, pears and oranges
- Salad bar (available at lunch and dinner) includes: sliced lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, homemade coleslaw, diced beetroot, five bean salad, tuna pasta salad, potato salad, selection of sauces and dips
Lasagne and vegetable lasagne
Roast chicken breast marinated in cajun spices
New potatoes and peas
Garlic bread slices
- Chocolate brownie