Motivating YEAR 5 & 6 residential trips 


Give students a chance to shine as they create lifelong memories together

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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.

And Year 6 residential trips are also the perfect way to celebrate with their friends and create memories before going their separate ways in Year 7.

We take a different approach

At Rootd, our Year 5 & 6 residential trips offer something different from most adventure companies. We don’t book you onto an ‘off the shelf’ trip, rushing you from activity to activity. We want students to have the time to take in their environment and the freedom to explore the surrounding woodlands.

As well as taking part in your normal residential activities, such as climbing and abseiling, they’ll also go back to basics building shelters, lighting fires and enjoying evenings singing around the campfire with their classmates.

They’ll see nature at its best and go home feeling inspired by the potential for adventure in the great outdoors.

What you get with a Rootd trip for Year 5 & 6

With a Rootd 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 for your Year 6 students:

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Outdoor adventure activities

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.
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The benefits of a Rootd trip

Year 5 & 6 Rootd residential trips are full of adventure and offer many benefits:

  • One to three-night options that give you flexibility and choice
  • Easy-to-reach location in Hertfordshire,  close to the M25
  • Professional instructors to lead all your activities
  • Year-round indoor or tented accommodation

A chance to build confidence and character

Our action-packed days are all designed to challenge every student and uncover their potential. We encourage them to try new things, learn new skills and work together to make it a real team experience.

With secondary school on the horizon, our Year 6 trips also provide an opportunity for children to grow in independence and confidence, as well as making lifelong memories with their classmates.

The fun of a Rootd Year 6 Residential in the Autumn 

We love swapping looking down at phones for looking up to the starry sky at night, going on night-time walks, and enjoying hot chocolate around the campfire. Before getting cosy in our  fully equipped, warm pods and woodland lodges. All of which is made more magical during the autumn and winter months when the days are shorter and the nights inviting.

Instead of creating deeper friendships and bonds just in time to say goodbye to each other and primary school, the incredible benefits of a Year 6 residential trip in the Autumn are felt for the whole year. Adventures are tailored to support the learning for the year ahead, and the resilience, team-work and skills building learnt helps students through this important and exciting year.

PRIMARY school residential trips close to London

When you choose a Rootd residential trip, there are no long coach journeys with children cooped up on a coach for hours. Our woodland locations are conveniently close to London. 

Located just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland, it’s within easy reach of the M1 and M25.  Quick travel times means happier children with more time to spend exploring the outdoors.

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 and woodland pods.
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
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Frequent questions about Year 6 residential school trips

A residential trip for year six school pupils presents an exhilarating opportunity for students moving from primary to secondary school. Typically, it encompasses a range of outdoor adventures, teamwork exercises, and educational outings. There are several benefits for pupils attending these trips, they build resilience, encourage teamwork and bonding with peers. They’re a great opportunity to learn outside the classroom and to embrace nature.