Action-packed residential trips for primary schools

Wooden pod village nestled in bluebell woodland

Watch children thrive as they learn new skills and discover their potential

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Our residential trips for primary schools are designed for Years 3–6 and focus on finding the adventure in nature and helping children to discover the freedom and fun of the outdoors.  It’s a great introduction to outdoor learning, where children build confidence, learn new skills, make memories and have an amazing time with their friends!

Primary school residential trips for Year 3 and 4

Our one and two-night residential trips for primary schools give younger children the chance to experience being away from home for a short time, while enjoying all the adventure and fun that nature has to offer.

They also provide primary schools with a cost-effective solution, so that our trips can be as accessible to all children as possible.

Our activities are carefully chosen to support learning objectives for early KS2, including:

  • Building independence
  • Personal development
  • The introduction of new challenges
  • Developing social skills
  • Building resilience

Primary school residential trips for Year 5 and 6 pupils

With a choice of one, two or three-night stays, our residential trips are a great learning experience for Year 5 and 6 students, where they can learn and develop important life skills, as well as having an unforgettable time with their classmates.

With the challenges of SATs or secondary school preparation, a Rootd residential trip can be a great chance for children to build self-belief and resilience, so they can feel confident facing the future.  Or it could just be the perfect way to celebrate with their friends and create memories before going their separate ways in Year 7.

Our residential adventure programmes for Years 5 and 6 are chosen with your key learning objectives in mind. Activities can be adapted to:

  • Develop team building skills
  • Forge stronger relationships with peers
  • Build independence and encourage perseverance
  • Give pupils the opportunity to challenge themselves and try something new
  • Build resilience and determination
  • Encourage cooperation and communication
  • Fit in with school topics to enhance classroom learning
  • Provide a few days of fun and enjoyment as a reward for students’ hard work at school and a celebration of their time at Primary School

Complement your classroom learning

Our residential trips for primary schools offer a mix of creative, challenging and practical-based activities, developing skills that children can use back in the classroom, long after the trips is over.

Bushcraft and forest-schools inspired activities encourage teamwork, outdoor games help children discover the fun in nature, and evenings spent drinking hot chocolate around the campfire create magical, lasting memories.

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Get cosy in our woodland accommodation

With bell tents available for the warmer months, and lodges for the colder months, our Hertfordshire woodland accommodation offers an exciting outdoor experience for children throughout the year.

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What you get with a Rootd trip for PRIMARY schools

With a Rootd primary school trip, there are no hidden extras. Everything is included in the price – we just ask that you bring a packed lunch for your first day.

There are three essential elements to a Rootd residential primary school trip:

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Outdoor adventure activities

Archery, crate stacking, pot holing, climbing, high ropes and more to develop perseverance, build confidence and boost resilience.

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Bushcraft survival skills

Making meaningful connections with nature, learning new skills and overcoming challenges.

Team building games and activities

Supporting each other to build stronger bonds and deeper friendships.
Activities, Food and staff were brilliant. Everyone is incredibly kind, calm and passionate about what they do. So knowledgeable in all subject areas and taught us so much. Beautiful humans inside and out! 10 out of 10 from us.
M Zagerman, Assistant Head Teacher, Heathland Primary School
Year 6 Trip

Exciting outdoor activities for your primary school residential

We offer a wide range of adventure activities, bushcraft and team building challenges which are designed to uncover new strengths, improve confidence and above all ensure that they have great fun!

These are just some of the experiences and activities children can enjoy on a Rootd primary school residential trip:

  • Fire lighting
  • Abseiling
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Team building games
  • Shelter building
  • High ropes
  • Traditional campfire
  • Making bug hotels
  • Crate stacking

PRIMARY school residential trips close to London

When you choose a Rootd residential trip, there are no long coach journeys with children cooped up for hours. Our woodland site is located conveniently close to London and is easily accessible to schools and groups in the South East.
Located just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland, our Hertfordshire activity centre is within easy reach of the M1 and M25.  Quick travel times mean more time spent enjoying and exploring the outdoors.

Accommodation for all seasons

With tents for six and a fun chill out areas, 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 and woodland pods.