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School Residential Trips in the Cotswolds

School residentials are a frequent feature at South Cerney Outdoor and we can offer exceptional facilities as an outdoor education centre. We also have a clear vision of the incredible benefits that can be achieved by school students of all ages that take part in our residential trips for schools.

We believe that outdoor adventure experiences can “liberate children's personal development through an accelerated focus on working together, sharing resources, problem solving and managing risk in ways not easily possible in formal school environments.”

Our fabulous lakeside location at the Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire puts us in an enviable position among residential activity centres, because we are able to provide an exciting variety of experiences on the crystal clear waters of our 47 acre lake as well as enjoyable challenges on land. Ofsted claims that getting children out of the classroom can raise standards, motivation, personal development and behaviour. These aims are consistent with the objectives of school residentials at South Cerney Outdoor.

The benefits that students at different stages in their education can expect to build on by attending our residential trips for schools can be summarised as:

  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Contribution


Residential Trips for Primary Schools 


We can offer wonderful opportunities for key stage 1 and key stage 2 schoolchildren to take part in enjoyable projects and challenges in a family atmosphere. Group sizes are limited to allow for individual attention and to create an environment where new friends can be made and existing friendships can flourish.

School Residential Trips in the Cotswolds

Residential Trips for Secondary Schools 


As one of the UK’s leading outdoor education centres, South Cerney offers a range of tremendous activities to help secondary school students to progress through from key stage 3 up to key stage 5. Challenges on land and water are aimed at building their confidence, gain skills which will be important in later life, including in further education and the workplace. Courses can be designed to meet specific curricular or pupil requirements. 


Enjoy outdoor adventures in total safety


For schoolchildren of all ages, South Cerney Outdoor can provide a spectacular environment for encouraging independence and confidence in undertaking challenges while ensuring all those attending our school residentials are completely safe. We have a dedicated and highly qualified team of instructors with exceptional experience in organising and supervising residential trips for schools designed to meet every educational requirement.


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