School Residential Trips

Let them experience the school trip of a lifetime. Adventures, campfires and sleeping under the stars. They’ll make memories that’ll stay with them forever.

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Two students canoeing on the Beaulieu River suring their residential trip in The New Forest

We think that great school trips in the great outdoors do great things…

Ideally situated in the heart of The New Forest in Hampshire, our dedicated campsite makes the perfect base for a residential trip full of adventure! Sleeping up to 80 students in spacious bell tents (with a few added luxuries for you teachers too!) your students will feel safe and comfortable as you sleep under canvas, under the stars.

Our pre-built residential packages are full to the brim with everything you and your students will need for a residential to remember. Accommodation, day and evening activities, catering, logistics and the extras too - all sorted for you. You won’t have to worry about a thing!

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Two students enjoying the high ropes on a school residential trip with New Forest Activities

What's included in a residential trip with New Forest Activities?

Our three or five day residential trips include:

  • A jam-packed programme of activities and evening entertainment led by industry leading activity instructors
  • All equipment and kit required for your activities is provided
  • Full board camping accommodation in pre-erected bell tents sleeping up to 8 students per tent
  • Cosy, off the ground beds with mattresses for teachers for a little added comfort
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Delicious meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day of your stay with us
  • Campfire space, perfect for sharing stories together at the end of a day full of adventure!
  • A digital build of your programme sent to you in advance, containing everything you could possibly need for your trip with us
  • Unlimited telephone, video meeting and email support from your very own School Trip Coordinator who'll do all the hard work and planning for you!
  • For every 10 students you book, you'll get a teacher place free!

    So what are you waiting for? Download our brochure and let's get the planning started.

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    Available from April to September, our private, dedicated campsite can sleep groups numbering 30 to 80 students in comfortable bell tents sleeping up to 8 students per tent.

    Teachers will enjoy a few added luxuries too, with off the ground beds with mattresses and bedding provided to add a touch of glamping to your stay with us.

    With plenty of toilets and showers, dining facilities, picnic areas and our cosy campfire space, our campsite has everything you and your students will need for a comfortable stay under canvas, under the stars.

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    Planning a school trip with us couldn't be easier!

    Fill in our online form and we will get intouch with some exciting options for your children.

    Plan the perfect Activity Residential

    I felt a bit nervous and homesick before arriving, but now I'm settling in and now that I know it's a really nice environment I'm really happy!

    Leila Hanham

    Student, Bay House School

    "All staff were very helpful"

    All staff were very helpful with my queries prior to booking and on arrival we were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend New Forest Activities who were very professional and helpful. Thank you.

    "Always well organised and fun"

    Always well organised and fun, with great instructors. I took over my Summer school from a previous colleague and BattleZone is the only thing I have not changed as it is great, year after year.


    The children from Brockenhurst Primary School had such a brilliant day on their trip to New Forest Activities. The leaders and activities were great and the children can't stop talking about what a fantastic day they had.

    "Fantastic experience"

    Fantastic experience for students yet again. Brilliant activities delivered in the right way for what we wanted to get out of the sessions.

    "The students loved it!"

    Our booking experience was thoughtful, it was flexible, was sensitive to the needs of the children that we brought and was really easy.

    "We visit every year"

    We have been booking canoeing and BattleZone at New Forest Activities every summer for the last few years. Instructors are fantastic and both pupils and staff always have a brilliant time.

    Affiliate and accreditations linked with New Forest Activities school trips