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What to Pack for a Year 6 Residential Trip

24 May 2024

We understand that planning for your child’s upcoming residential trip can be both exciting and a bit daunting, so we’ve created this handy checklist to ensure they have everything they need. 

Your child will be responsible for carrying their luggage to and from the campsite or pod villages, so we recommend they only carry what they really need for their trip. Happy packing, and here’s to an unforgettable adventure!


  • Sleeping bag (3 season)
  • Large rucksack / holdall (avoid wheeled suitcases)
  • Clothing for each day of your trip to include:
    • Tracksuit
    • Hard-wearing trousers / shorts (no jeans)
    • Base layers / vests / T-shirts
    • Warm fleece / jumpers
    • Socks / underwear (we advise bringing 2 pairs of socks for each day)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm pyjamas (please remember even in the summer camping can be cold at night, so layers are essential)
  • Sturdy shoes or boots, e.g. Walking boots, or old trainers for activities
  • Trainers (not plimsolls) for evenings (No sandals / crocs. You can bring flip flops for the showers
  • Named water bottle
  • Toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush, roll-on deodorant (not aerosol). All preferably in a named wash-bag.
  • Towel
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes


  • Waterproof trousers
  • Book / cards / games (nothing electronic or valuable) to enjoy during down time
  • Pillow
  • Plastic / Bin bag for wet / muddy clothes
  • Weather Dependent
  • Wellies
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat / gloves

Please ensure that your child packs their own bag so they know what they have with them and can find it easily on arrival. Please ensure kit list items are labelled wherever possible. When packing please keep in mind that clothes and shoes will be worn to undertake physical outdoor activity, so we strongly recommend packing warm, comfortable clothing and footwear that you’re happy to get muddy! Rootd cannot accept liability for the loss of any personal property so please don’t bring any valuable items.