Bushcraft Residential Trips


Bring your children back to nature with a Bushcraft trip for schools


A Rootd bushcraft trip connects your Year 4 - 8 pupils with the outdoors and nature.  With flexible choices of one, two or three-night bushcraft residential trips or a bushcraft day trip we offer options to suit the objectives and budget of any school.

Our bushcraft experiences are tailored to meet the needs of your students and their year group. Every activity develops the skills you’re looking for back in the classroom: resilience, confidence, and problem solving.  For many, the highlight is singing around the campfire, building a shelter, and experiencing the fun of a back-to-nature experience.

On a Rootd Bushcraft trip your pupils will be fully immersed in their outdoor adventure and leave feeling inspired.

All-year round Bushcraft Residential Trips

At Rootd, we run our bushcraft adventures all year round so you can easily fit them into the busy school calendar. Bushcraft trips can be used as a way of developing key skills, learning new topics or just getting the children out into nature. Our flexible accommodation options mean that whatever the season you can join us on a bushcraft residential trip. Our bell tents are a popular choice in the warmer months, and our indoor lodges provide cosy accommodation, both with sheltered outdoor areas and an indoor eating space.

Trained bushcraft instructors

Our experienced and qualified instructors will be with you every step of the way, managing activities and building positive relationships with the students.

Each of our trip leaders are:

  • First aid trained
  • DBS checked
  • Outdoor Education trained.
Girls on a Bushcraft school trip

What to expect from your Bushcraft Residential Trip

The fun starts the minute you arrive. We offer a fantastic range of activities where your students can learn new skills, challenge themselves and have the ultimate bushcraft experience.

Children will learn:

  • Survival skills
  • Fire lighting
  • Shelter building
  • Cooking on campfires
  • Animal tracking
  • Different woodland species
  • Teamwork, resilience and creativity

School Residentials

Year 3&4

Year 5&6

Year 7

Bushcraft Trips

Year 4–8

Memories that will last a lifetime

Bushcraft residential trips for schools close to London

When you choose a Rootd Bushcraft Residential Trips, there are no long coach journeys with children cooped up for hours. Our woodland location is conveniently close to London.

Our Hertfordshire activity centre

Located just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland, it’s within easy reach of the M1 and M25.

Accommodation for all seasons

With tents for six and a fun chill out area, our bell tent village is a great option for spring and summer. Throughout autumn and winter, children love getting cosy in our fully equipped lodges.