Residential trips for schools


Residential trips that inspire a lifelong love of outdoor adventure


A Rootd school residential trip is all about finding the fun and adventure in every moment. We don’t just offer days of back-to-back activities, we create a fully immersive experience for children, where they can get back to basics and find the adventure in nature.

Our primary school residential trips and secondary school residential trips are designed to inspire every child to get involved and work closely with their classmates to achieve their goals. Whether this is building a shelter together or guiding each other on the high ropes, students learn resilience and the importance of teamwork through fun and exciting activities.

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Tailored trips for primary and secondary school

From the moment you book your trip, we make sure we get to know you and your students. We then design the ideal trip for you, incorporating activities that we know will bring out the best in your students.

When you’re with us, we’ll take the time to get to know each and every student, building relationships with them and responding to their needs and interests on a personal level.

Why Rootd?
teamwork activities

Activities that celebrate teamwork and resilience

Developing students’ life skills and building their resilience as they explore the outdoors is the aim of our trips, so we plan them carefully around the principles of forest schools teaching.

Through outdoor adventure, we encourage independent thinking, creativity and teamwork – skills that will benefit them all once they’re back in the classroom.

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All-year-round accommodation in a woodland setting

Our woodland outdoor adventure centre is based in Hertfordshire within an hour of Central London and easily accessible from the South East.

Our accommodation is suitable for all seasons, so we can welcome you all year round. From May to October, our bell tents are a fun and cosy option for children. And from November to April, our lodges are perfect for relaxing after a busy day in the outdoors.

Our Hertfordshire Activity Centre
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Great value trips for schools

We want to make our trips as accessible to as many children as possible, and with shorter-stays, choice of accommodation and all year round residential trips, we offer real value for money.

The cost of our school trips includes meals, accommodation, activities, an evening activity programme, Rootd instructors with you at all times, and free teacher/leader places.

School Residentials

Year 3&4

Year 5&6

Year 7

Bushcraft Trips

Year 4–8

Memories that will last a lifetime

What a fabulous outdoor adventure trip run by a passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team at Rootd. A real adventure in a forest setting getting in touch with nature. Delicious food, caring advice and guidance, exciting activities and excellent behaviour management. We can't wait to come back!
Z Wesley, Year 3 Class Teacher - Kingshott School
Year 3/4 Trips

Here’s a summary of what you can expect from a Rootd residential trip:

  • Dedicated instructors with you every step of the way
  • One-night to three-night stays to suit every budget.
  • A programme tailored to your needs with choice of adventurous activities and Bushcraft survival skills.
  • Flexible and exciting accommodation options for all-year-round adventures
  • Games and nature-based activities to enjoy
  • Nutritious meals that cater to dietary requirements
  • Excellent shower and toilet facilities
  • Evening activity programme including campfire with hot chocolate and biscuits

Frequent questions about Residential school trips

Residential trips are school excursions that span more than 1 day, requiring students to stay overnight away from home. These trips typically focus on activities that can't be undertaken in the classroom. For example in the great outdoors where children can learn and enjoy a sense of adventure under safe supervision. Residential trips often serve as a child's first experience of being away from their family.