**Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer residential programmes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are welcome to contact us for more information about our programmes for hopeful residentials in the future.**

The outdoors inspires, encourages and brings learning to life.  This will be a trip of lifetime and your students will have the chance to try something new with their friends and develop life skills.

Your trip will be full of adventurous activities which encourage participation, acknowledge achievement and motivate students to succeed.  Students will work together to prepare and cook meals, assist with equipment and support each other.

We take care of everything – accommodation, activities, timetable, transport and catering.

Programme Options

For many, this could be their first night away from home so the environment needs to provide the confidence for young people to make independent decisions.

We believe that the programme should be tailored to your group with specific learning outcomes.  That’s why every residential we deliver is different.

Choose from just one or two nights to an entire week away from home.  We know a huge number of accommodation and camping venues in Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Wales which are suitable for groups and onsite activities.


There are a huge number of activities to choose from which are suitable for all ages and abilities.  We have evening activities to keep the students entertained to burn off the last of the energy before bedtime.

These are just a few of the activities on offer:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing
  • Caving
  • Archery
  • Wilderness & Bushcraft
  • Open Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Raft Building
  • Team Building Challenges

Worthwhile Reasons

There are endless reasons why a residential experience is worthwhile, these are just a few of the important ones:

  • Boost team morale
  • Independent learning
  • Develop life skills
  • Meet new people
  • Experience new and inspirational places
  • Opportunity to travel

Full Adrenaline Residential Experiences

Brecon Beacons Multi-Activity Programme, South Wales
Spend two days exploring the picturesque gorges of the Brecon Beacons, climb the natural cliff faces and reach the peak of the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen Y Fan.  A fantastic experience for those looking for their next challenge and to broaden their mountaineering skills.

Action Packed Beach Residential, Dorset
Discover the picturesque venues of the South Coast in Dorset, climb the infamous ‘Dancing Ledge’, Mountain Bike along the trails and terrains of the coastline and paddle in Poole Harbour on Stand Up Paddle Boards.  This is a great expedition for those looking to try a variety of activities.

Call us on 0118 9712 769 or email info@outdooracademy.co.uk to book your residential.

“The children had a great week at Court Hill and we were very pleased with the range of activities provided and the efficiency and professionalism of the Outdoor Academy team.”

Barbara Moore, Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Primary School