Experiences for Schools

Our outdoor activity programmes are tailor made to offer young people brilliant experiences alongside learning opportunities based on curriculum outcomes. Our activity centres for schools are perfect for residential trips.

Step 1

Choose the perfect location

We have over 12 locations across the UK ranging from stunning views over Whitecliff Bay to the breath-taking grounds of a former manor house. Each location has a range of adrenaline-filled activities on offer and can accommodate stays from one day through to a full week. We work with a transport provider to offer you discount travel.

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Step 2

Curate your programme

We strive to make our experiences as impactful as possible and offer a great selection of programmes. Your programme is tailored to your desired learning outcomes and activity categories so the experience is unique to you.

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Step 3

Review our 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. Our programmes are built around our three key learning outcomes; confidence, resilience and life skills, meaning the benefits of your trip wil last long after you return home.

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Step 4

Learn about our activity categories

Our programmes are designed around six curriculum areas, to give you a rewarding and varied experience.

From discover and explore, to challenge and play, each activity is delivered with care by our highly trained team to make sure your memories last a lifetime.

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

Learning outside the classroom, a residential has the power to solidify classroom learning, develop key skills to support young people at school and build life-changing memories.

Our residentials are the perfect environment to develop positive mind-sets, improve wellbeing and encourage self-belief through laughter and activities. 

We bring learning out of the classroom by tailoring to your needs and linking each activity back to the core curriculum. Character development is at the core of each Kingswood programme focusing on confidence, resilience and life skills.

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Boosting confidence, building resilience and improving wellbeing are key focuses of a Kingswood residential. More than just a school trip, it’s an opportunity to grow in confidence, to collaborate, to set goals and to reach new heights. Each residential is tailor-made to your class’ needs and suitable for all Secondary School ages. 

We work collaboratively with you to develop a programme based on your learning objectives and the core curriculum, offering you a post and pre-visit toolkit to support evidencing. Character development is central to our residential so we link confidence, resilience and life skills building through all our activities. 

Whether it’s achieving a personal goal by scaling our climbing tower - or constructing a raft with fellow class members for the first time, every activity at our centres is designed to boost students’ confidence, increase engagement back in the classroom and develop the skills needed in order to better manage the pressures of school life.

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Frequently asked
Questions for Schools

Can I preview the centre prior to my visit?

We are always happy to accommodate a preview of our centres. Please contact the centre you’re visiting to arrange a suitable date and time with the customer service department. Call our team on 0800 655 6564.

We are holders of the LOtC quality badge. This means you can be assured that we have met with required standards around safety, activity provision and learning outcomes. The Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel endorses the LOtC Quality Badge and the majority of Local Authority Outdoor Education Advisers have indicated that they accept the award in place of some or all of their checks. You can view which Local Authority Outdoor Education Advisers support the LOtC Quality Badge by visiting the OEAP website here.

Are you able to cater for specific dietary needs for those with allergies/intolerances?

We can cater for most dietary requirements. Please contact the centre as soon as possible to make them aware of any allergies which they can discuss with you to ensure the correct provisions are in place for your visit

Do we get lunch on departure day?

Yes. All guests get a packed lunch on departure and a hot option can be provided at an extra cost.

Can I add more guests to my booking?

Changes can be made to the number of guests up until room allocations and activity groups are set eight weeks prior to the trip. Changes after this point will depend on accommodation and activity availability on centre and it may not be possible to accommodate additional guests.

When will we receive our programme and room allocations?

We aim to send out your room plan and activity programme four weeks prior to your trip. To ensure we meet this deadline, we ask you to provide gender splits eight weeks prior to the trip. Details of the information required will be in your twelve week email and can be provided to us via your centre contact.

Can we request a specific accommodation building?

We are happy to take requests for specific accommodation blocks but we cannot offer any guarantees (unless specifically confirmed at time of booking), especially in peak periods. Your group may be sharing an accommodation block with other groups but we will endeavour to keep groups on separate floors and corridors.

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An adventure
to remember

An adventure to remember, a taste of independence, a rush of adrenaline, a breath of fresh air, a sense of achievement and making memories that last a lifetime. That’s what we’re here for.

We are raising the bar to provide the very best outdoor learning experiences at our activity centres across the UK. Our school specific residential trips offer some of the best experiences in the UK. A Kingswood adventure utilises experiential education and non-academic ways of learning to provide a taste of independence, the chance to make lifelong memories and gain a sense of achievement. The experience equips pupils with skills for their future and broadens their horizons to the opportunities available to them. Our residential trips for schools are all about making memories and learning .


Over 35 years of transformative trips, encouraging both adults and young people to build confidence and resilience

NCS Live It programme
Schools Brochure
My resilience tight-rope booklet
Adventure Sample Itinerary
Groups Brochure
Parent's Evening Flyer
Welcome Guide: Groups
Welcome Guide: Teacher
Sample Menu - Spring 2024
Packing Checklist
Savings Form for Parents
Launch letter to parents
Introduction letter to parents
Pre-visit Pack: Château de Chantereine
Pre-visit Pack: West Runton
Pre-visit Pack: Staffordshire
Pre-visit Pack: Peak Venture
Teachers Welcome Guide
Groups Welcome Guide
Pre-visit Pack: Colomendy
Pre-visit Pack: Dearne Valley
Pre-visit Pack: Dukeshouse Wood
Pre-visit: Green Park
Pre-visit Pack: Grosvenor Hall
Pre-visit Pack: Isle Of Wight
Pre-visit Pack: Overstrand Hall

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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